Vision Fund

SoftBank concentration risk comes to the fore in Asia tech ecosystem

A FEW years ago, the entry of SoftBank's Vision Fund into Asia heralded hope of a tech boom. But today, all eyes will be on how deep the Vision Fund's losses run in SoftBank's full-year results...

'Jewel' of SoftBank's Vision Fund Oyo plagued by 'toxic' culture, troubling incidents

[NEW DELHI] Oyo, a startup that offers budget hotel rooms, has grown into one of India's most valuable private companies and aims to be the world's largest hotel chain by 2023.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son, tech visionary or robber baron?

THIS is the year that brought a US$100 billion venture capitalist to his knees.

WeWork was more black swan than unicorn for SoftBank

[TAIPEI] SoftBank Group Corp's WeWork debacle is unlikely to be repeated. It also means that for the Vision Fund to deliver venture capital-size returns, it'll need to rely on singles and doubles...

SoftBank's damage from Uber, WeWork could exceed US$5b

[TOKYO] Masayoshi Son's startups have had a rough few months, from a botched initial public offering by WeWork to a sharp decline in shares of Uber Technologies Inc. Now analysts are beginning to...

SoftBank announces US$108b Vision Fund 2

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world's most influential technology investor.