SoftBank Capital

How SoftBank’s $100B fund is in a league all its own

For the average American, the name SoftBank doesn’t mean much. It’s neither soft nor, technically, a bank. It’s a sprawling Japanese mobile carrier, ISP and holding company. And its investment a

Social Native raises $8 million to build a new social media ad platform

No one, it seems, has come up with a good way to harness all the videos, photos, and tweets that budding creators post every day on YouTube, or the Facebook media juggernaut, or its smaller Snap-pier

Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Cybereason Raises $59M Series C Led By SoftBank

If you've been keeping up with the news, corporate security breaches are kind of a thing lately. Thus, it's no surprise that Cybereason, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in thwarting major cor

NEA Backs On-Demand Beauty Business Glamsquad In $15 Million Series B

New York-based Glamsquad, a startup in the “Uber for X” category of on-demand businesses, has just raised another $15 million for its mobile beauty service that brings hair stylists, makeu

Employees Deplane From Flightcar As It Undergoes Major “Restructuring”

Imagine a young startup where two of three founders are pushed out the door. Imagine that this same startup parts ways with its COO, its SVP of Finance, its VP of Guest Experience, its VP of Engineeri

EdCast Launches New Interactive Learning Platform To Bridge Formal And Informal Learning

With an eye toward building what EdCast chief executive Karl Mehta calls "the next big social media company," his company has launched a new interactive platform with the help of some titans of media,

UK’s Yieldify Raises $11.5M From SoftBank And Google Ventures To Fix E-Commerce Conversions

London has emerged as a major hub for digital advertising and marketing, and today one of its faster growing startups is getting some funding to go to the next level. Yieldify, a marketing tech busine

Publishing Platform RebelMouse Nabs $6 Million In An Extended Series A Growth Round

Content publishing platform RebelMouse has raised $16 million in Series B funding from previous investors Softbank Capital and Oak Investment Partners, with additional participation from Buddy Media's

GrabTaxi, Uber’s SoftBank-Backed Rival In Southeast Asia, Tests Courier Service

GrabTaxi, the Uber rival backed by SoftBank, is trialling a next-day delivery service as it experiments with logistics-related offerings beyond its core taxi-hailing business in Southeast Asia.

Kabbage’s SMB Loan Platform Moves Into Asia Pacific As A White-Label Service

Kabbage has taken root in the U.S. and UK markets as a platform where small businesses can quickly apply for and receive working capital loans — with Kabbage making fast decisions about eligib

Bigcommerce Raises $50M Series D From SoftBank, Telstra, And American Express

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series D funding, led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from Telstra Ventures, American Express, and returning i

SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education com

SoftBank Capital Raises $50M To Invest Exclusively In New York Startups

Good news, everyone! Well, everyone who's trying to raise capital in New York, at least. SoftBank Capital, the investment arm of Japanese mega-carrier Softbank Corp., has just announced that they'v

Yahoo! Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital’s Early-Stage Technology Fund ’10

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/softbank-capital">SoftBank Capital</a>, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., ha

Softbank Capital Announces New $250M Princeville Growth Fund To Help Startups Expand Into Asia

Softbank Capital, the venture arm of Japan’s massive Softbank Corp, has just announced a brand new growth fund of $250 million that the firm is calling “the Princeville fund.” Thus f

Softbank Shifts Focus To Early Stage Companies, Renews Focus On New York Startups

Today, <a href="http://www.softbank.com/newweb/">Softbank Capital</a> is announcing a series of updates, including the launch of its <a href="http://www.softbank.com/newweb/">redesigned website</a>. S

With A $9 Million B Round, Taykey Targets Social Interests With Ads In Realtime

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0005/4287/54287v4-max-250x250.png"> Social advertising is the next hot thing, and startups are starting to come out of the woodworks with dif

Paper.li upgrades social news curation platform, adds Eric Hippeau as an advisor

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/paperli.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://paper.li/">Paper.li</a> this morning announced new curation and management capabilities for its

Paper.li Upgrades Social News Curation Platform, Adds Eric Hippeau As An Advisor

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/paperli.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://paper.li/">Paper.li</a> this morning announced new curation and management capabilities for its

Paper.li Raises $2.1 Million For Social News Curation, Hits 2 Million Users

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/paperli.png" class="shot2" /> <strong>Exclusive -</strong> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/smallrivers">SmallRivers</a>, the Switz