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    Brief: SoftBank raising another gigantic fund, even before closing the $100b one

Brief: SoftBank raising another gigantic fund, even before closing the $100b one

Illustration by Tech in Asia, from photo by Softbank. The news (extracted from Recode): SoftBank is in talks to raise another massive fund, probably bigger than its US$100 billion Vision

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    In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

Photo credit: Michael Coghlan. Ola, India’s homegrown challenger to Uber, has pocketed US$1.1 billion in funding, it announced this afternoon. There’s more in the works, taking the total fresh input

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    Brief: SoftBank, Tencent invest $2 billion in India’s Uber rival Ola

Brief: SoftBank, Tencent invest $2 billion in India’s Uber rival Ola

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): India’s ride-hailing company Ola has raised US$2 billion in fresh funding from SoftBank, Tencent, UC-RNT Fund, a venture capital fund

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How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

  How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-hailing app has taken in a lot of Japanese cash. Photo credit: Grab. When you think of

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Didi, WeWork, and possibly Uber? SoftBank’s top 10 deals this year

  Didi, WeWork, and possibly Uber? SoftBank’s top 10 deals this year

Up until about June last year, it had been Masayoshi Son’s plan to retire as SoftBank’s CEO when he turned

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Softbank buys into Chinese online insurer ahead of $11b IPO

  Softbank buys into Chinese online insurer ahead of $11b IPO

Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: SoftBank. Online insurer ZhongAn, one of China’s leading fintech services, today got

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SoftBank leads $250m funding of Oyo to fight rivals in budget hotels with sheer scale

  SoftBank leads $250m funding of Oyo to fight rivals in budget hotels with sheer scale

Oyo founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal. Photo credit: Oyo. Japanese giant SoftBank is keeping its faith in India’s budget accommodation

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SoftBank and Line further AI ambitions by joining this startup’s $33m series C

  SoftBank and Line further AI ambitions by joining this startup’s $33m series C

Appier’s team in Taipei. Photo credit: Appier. Artificial intelligence startup Appier today revealed that it has secured US$33 million in

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Clash of the Titans: SoftBank invests $2.5b in Flipkart to stop Amazon

  Clash of the Titans: SoftBank invests $2.5b in Flipkart to stop Amazon

SoftBank has just announced its biggest investment in India: a whopping US$2.5 billion in Indian ecommerce company Flipkart. With this

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