Olas electric division becomes Indias newest unicorn with $250m SoftBank investment

Indian ride-hailing giant Ola has picked up $250m from SoftBank for its electric vehicle (EV) business. The series B funding round sees Ola Electric Mobility join the likes of its


Indias Oyo arrives in Japan with SoftBank and Yahoo partnerships

Days after picking an investment of over $100m from Airbnb, India’s largest hotel company Oyo has entered Japan in partnership with SoftBank and Yahoo Japan. Oyo’s joint venture with SoftBank


SoftBank, Toyota could be lining up a $1bn investment in Ubers self-driving division

Uber is reportedly in talks with a group of investors led by SoftBank and Toyota to invest $1bn or more into the ride-hailing firm’s self-driving vehicle unit. The investment would


SoftBank launches $5bn tech fund dedicated to Latin America

SoftBank has setup another fund – this time turning its attention to the Latin American technology market with a $5bn fund, the largest to ever be exclusively focused on the


Grab picks up $1.46bn from SoftBanks super fund

Grab is the latest recipient of an investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund, securing $1.46bn in capital and bringing the total financing gained in its current Series H round to


Storage startup Clutter raises $200m in SoftBank-led funding round

California-based tech-enabled storage company Clutter has raised $200m in a Series D funding found led by SoftBank Vision Fund, with other investors including Sequoia, Atomico, GV, Fifth Wall and Four


T-Mobile and Sprint merger delayed by ties with Chinese company Huawei

In the midst of a $26bn merger deal between T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, the US government has urged their majority owners to cut ties with Chinese telecom equipment


O2 and other networks suffer issues following Ericsson glitch

Customers subscribed to UK mobile network O2 and MVNOs that operate using its infrastructure have been hit with widespread problems leaving them without access to data services. According to O2,


Softbank partners with Paytm to launch mobile payments in Japan

Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group has announced plans to team up with Indian payments firm Paytm to launch a digital payments service in Japan. SoftBank, which is already an investor


SoftBanks Vision Fund set to invest $1bn in Chinese AI startup

SenseTime Group, a Chinese facial recognition technology startup, is set to receive almost $1bn (£766m) in investment from SoftBank Groups Vision Fund. According to Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with

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