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SoftBank Vision Fund Records $32B Loss in Its Fiscal 2022 Year amid Weakening Economy

Vision Fund, SoftBank’s tech investment arm, posted a loss of 4.3 trillion yen for its fiscal year that ended March 31st.  SoftBank sustained a $32 billion record loss for its Vision Fund tech investment arm amid a challenging period for tech stocks. For its fiscal year ending March 31st, the Japanese investment holding company’s Vision Fund posted a 4.3 trillion yen ($32 billion) deficit. This loss surpassed the 2.55 trillion yen that SoftBank sustained in the same period last year....

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Korean SoftBank-Backed E-Commerce Giant Coupang Is Launching IPO in 2021

The largest electronic commerce company in South Korea Coupang Corp. is launching IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 2021. The company has declined to provide any comments on the news, but those familiar with the matter state that the information is accurate.It is notable that some consider Coupang as an unprofitable company. However, it attracts investors and expands its services. It is also seen as a strong rival by South Korea’s biggest food delivery app Woowa Brothers Corp. that sold an 87%...

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SoftBank Founder Ritesh Agarwal Investing $700M in Oyo’s New $1.5B Financing Round

Ritesh Agarwal, SoftBank Group Corp. founder, Oyo Hotels and Homes said his company is raising $1.5 billion from investors because the India accommodating company startup wants to evolve to foreign markets as are the U.S. and Europe.Agarwal said he will be spending more than $700 million to buy new shares in the company as part of a said before $2 billion plan in order to make his ownership stake worth more than three times. Also, other investors are SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Lightspeed Venture...

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