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Platform stampede as investors hunt Latin American unicorns

When Sebastian Kanovich co-founded Latin American digital payments start-up dLocal in Montevideo in 2016, he struggled to get global retailers to take him seriously.

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

UK FinTech Zopa hits $1 billion valuation with SoftBank investment

British digital bank Zopa has raised $300 million from investors including SoftBank Group, it has said, as the lender looks to expand its business ahead of a possible listing as so...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

French startup Swile gets unicorn status with Softbank-led fundraising

Swile has raised additional an $200 million in a capital increase backed by Japan’s Softbank, aiming at expanding its business internationally and beyond corporate benefits s...

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Nvidia offers EU concessions over $54 billion Arm deal

Nvidia has offered concessions in a bid to secure EU antitrust approval for its $54 billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer Arm, a European Commission filing showed.

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank leads $680 million funding round in NFT fantasy soccer game Sorare

Blockchain-based fantasy football game Sorare has raised $680 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, with players including ex-England international Rio Ferdinand and Spain...

Platform News: T-mobile

Softbank agrees strategic share swap pact with Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom has struck a share-swap deal with Softbank Group to increase its stake in US unit T-Mobile and sold its Dutch unit in a major restructuring that strengthens the Ge...

Didi V2X

China’s Didi improves pay transparency for drivers

Didi Global Inc has said it will provide its drivers in several Chinese cities with more details on the fees they receive, the first big move by the ride-hailing giant after state ...

Platform News: EduTech

EdTech platform Emeritus raises $650 million from SoftBank, Accel, others

Emeritus, an EdTech platform used by some of the world’s top universities and other educational institutions for online courses, has said it raised $650 million in a funding round ...

Flipkart

Walmart’s Flipkart raises fresh funds for $38 billion valuation as IPO looms

Walmart Inc-owned Flipkart on Monday ushered back SoftBank Group Corp as an investor in a $3.6 billion funding round, doubling the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6...

Visa Payment

Visa says spending on crypto-linked cards topped $1 billion in first half this year

Visa Inc has said its customers spent more than $1 billion on its crypto-linked cards in the first half of this year, as the payments processor takes steps to make crypto transacti...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank pays $1.6 billion for Yahoo Japan rights

SoftBank’s internet business Z Holdings Corp said on Monday it has agreed to pay Verizon Communications Inc 178.5 billion yen ($1.61 billion) to secure the rights to Yahoo br...

nvidia chipmaker

Arm CEO says Nvidia merger better than going public

Nvidia Corp’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd would better support the creation of UK technology jobs than the SoftBank Group unit becoming a standalone public co...

Platform News: Didi

China’s Didi worth $68 billion after US debut

Didi Global Inc shares ended their first day of US trading slightly over their initial public offering (IPO) price, valuing the ride-hailing giant at $68.49 billion in the biggest ...

Platform News: Dingdong

Dingdong valued at $6.6 billion as shares rise 19% in NYSE debut

Shares of Dingdong, backed by SoftBank Vision Fund II, opened 19% above their offer price in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, giving the Chinese grocery app a valuation ...

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