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A Silicon Valley startup with 20 patents under its belt just raised $400 million from SoftBank and Goldman Sachs to make materials from living things

Silicon Valley-based synthetic biology company Zymergen just announced a mammoth funding round. The goal is to move away from old, polluting manufacturing techniques.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO.

The fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi hangs over SoftBank as it looks to raise another $100 billion fund

Japanese conglomerate and tech investor SoftBank is under scrutiny over its ties to Saudi Arabia, a major backer of its $100 billion Vision Fund. That is thanks to global outcry over the status of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal.

This SoftBank-funded startup was founded by a 24-year-old to glam up budget hotels, and it’s just launched in the UK

SoftBank-funded Indian startup Oyo has launched in the UK, expanding its network of budget hotel rooms that offer a consistent level of service and decor. The company was founded by 24-year-old Ritesh Agarwal and has received funding from SoftBank, Lightspeed, and Sequoia.
Former LifeLock CEO Hilary Schneider

Dog-walking startup Wag got a whopping $300 million from SoftBank and hired a new CEO

Former LifeLock CEO Hilary Schneider is stepping in as the chief executive of Wag.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.

SoftBank is reportedly considering a $300 million investment in DoorDash

The startup was valued at $720 million (£533 million) in March 2016.

Slack is officially worth $5.1 billion after raising a monster $250 million round

The workplace chat app is mulling an initial public offering after 2018.

WeWork just raised another $4.4 billion from SoftBank

WeWork has raised $4.4 billion in funding from SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund.

Softbank reportedly took a stake in Roomba’s maker iRobot

The reported deal comes after Softbank bought Boston Dynamics and invested in robotics startup Brain.

Softbank’s £71 billion tech fund is reportedly going to invest in Deliveroo

The investment would apparently make Deliveroo a unicorn.

An Uber rival has snagged $100M from a tech heavyweight to conquer the Brazilian market

SoftBank's investment in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 puts more pressure on Uber in some of its key growth markets.