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SoftBank Vision Fund yearly loss widens to $32B on startups valuation cut
SoftBank Vision Fund lost $32 billion in the financial year ending March as the Japanese investment giant, the most prolific global investor in tech startups, continues to suffer from valuation correc
CoachHub raises $200M led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2
Digital coaching platform CoachHub plans to further expand in the Asia Pacific and other regions of the world after raising a $200 million Series C. The round, led by Sofina and Softbank Vision Fund 2
SoftBank co-led $66 million round for blockchain-focused InfStones
Despite shaky markets, a steady stream of investors continue writing big checks for blockchain infrastructure providers. InfStones, which aims to help clients build applications across a number of blo
SoftBank leads $150M round for Firework’s shoppable video
Firework provides tools for retailers and consumer brands to tap into their own customer data to build engaging video experiences across their own digital properties and social channels.
SoftBank may cut startup investments by more than half this year
SoftBank may cut its startup investments this fiscal year (FY 2023) by more than half, chief executive Masayoshi Son said on an earnings call Thursday, the latest high-profile investor to become vocal
AccelByte, a backend services platform for game developers, raises $60M led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2
AccelByte, a platform that helps game creators build backend services and tools, has raised $60 million in Series B led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Sony Interactive Entertainmen
RapidAPI nabs $150M at a $1B valuation, with its API marketplace now used by 4M+ developers
RapidAPI, the startup that has built a platform that helps businesses find and integrate third-party APIs, as well as manage their own usage of their own internal APIs, has picked up another big round
CommerceIQ gets its horn as capital continues to flow into e-commerce infrastructure startups
CEO Guru Hariharan sees the $4.5 trillion retail industry at a massive inflection point.
Weee! delivers second big funding round in a year, this time backed by SoftBank
This new monster round comes about a year after another big fundraise of $316 million in Series D financing.
Spotter raises $200M to invest $1 billion into YouTubers’ back catalogs
How do YouTubers make a living? Usually, through a mixture of merch sales, membership programs or maybe even a custom product. But YouTube ad revenue makes up a sizable chunk of the pie chart. A YouTu
SME lender Funding Societies raises $144M led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, plus $150M in debt lines
Small businesses are the backbone of Southeast Asia’s economy, but many struggle to secure working capital loans because they don’t have traditional credit records or collateral, say the founders
Clikalia clicks on $86M to expand its iBuyer marketplace across Europe and Latin America
Companies like Opendoor opened the door to a new way of buying and selling properties by inserting a strong middle player who could buy houses or apartments and redevelop them at scale, and then sell
Paack pulls in a $225M Series D led by SoftBank to scale its e-commerce delivery platform
By now, many of us are familiar with the warehouse robots that populate those vast spaces occupied by the likes of Amazon and others. In particular, Amazon was very much a pioneer of the technology. B
SoftBank leads cash infusion into AI infrastructure company Pyxis One as it starts year with new name
Prior to starting Pixis, the co-founders spoke to potential marketing customers about how to scale SaaS companies quickly in a “cookie less” world.
Indonesia’s eFishery raises $90M from Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Sequoia Capital India
Indonesia-based eFishery announced today that it has raised what it claims is the largest round of funding by an aquaculture tech startup in the world. The company, which provides feeding devices, sof
SoftBank in talks to back India’s ElasticRun
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Goldman Sachs are in talks to back Indian commerce startup ElasticRun, according to four people familiar with the matter. The proposed Series E financing round, at about $20
India’s OfBusiness valued at $5 billion in $325 million funding
OfBusiness, a New Delhi-headquartered startup that sells industrial goods and provides small businesses with credit, has secured its fourth financing round this year and is now valued at about $5 bill
Robotic Research raises $228M Series A to build out commercial autonomous offerings
Robotic Research, a self-driving technology company that has spent the last two decades developing on and off-road autonomous vehicles for the Department of Defense, raised a $228 million Series A rou
HR tech startup Sense valued at $500 million in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led funding
Sense, an HR tech startup that helps some of the world’s largest staffing and recruitment agencies timely find and hire talent, has grown its valuation to $500 million in a new financing round, a pe
Block Renovation gears up for national expansion following $50M round
As people’s expectations for consumer experiences are higher than before, Block Renovation “productizes” home renovation by packaging everything together for both the homeowner and contractor.