Giles Turner

SoftBank said near closing technology fund with $95b

SoftBank to contribute $25 billion of its own capital in the next five years.

25-year-old Tink Labs founder may soon give HK its first $1B startup

Think Labs is in the process of raising about $40m at over $1b valuation.

After Google grounds drone project, Facebook ramps up flights

Facebook to ramp up test flights for its experimental solar-powered glider.

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son lays out vision with Jobsian style

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son, sporting a black turtleneck similar in style to the late Steve Jobs, laid out his vision for the future of technology and called for partners to help make it happen at the smartphone industry’s biggest annual gathering. Son reiterated his belief that computers will exceed… Read more »

Snapchat parent linked to Swiss startup that fights copycats

Snap recently hired Laurent Balmelli of Strong.Codes.

SoftBank hires Knight Assets & Co’s CIO Akshay Naheta to help manage $100b fund

The founder of a London-based investment fund that focused on what it called “constructive activism” has joined SoftBank Group Corp. to help manage its new $100 billion technology vehicle.

SoftBank’s $100b technology PE Group opens HQ in London’s Mayfair

SoftBank Group Corp. has decided to place the headquarters of its $100 billion technology private equity group in the hedge fund heartland of London, and has begun hiring investment advisers. The SoftBank Vision Fund has opened offices in West London’s Mayfair, at 69 Grosvenor Street. Surrounded on all sides by… Read more »