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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.

SoftBank in talks to take majority stake in WeWork: source

The two companies are closely entwined, with hundreds of SoftBank staff using space at the two companies’ Japanese joint venture.
WeWork Co-founder, Miguel McKelvey

SoftBank is in talks to invest $15B to $20B in WeWork for a majority stake

Softbank may make an investment between $15 billion and $20 billion in WeWork, giving it a majority stake in the coworking-space company, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday. The discussion is ongoing and a deal is not guaranteed.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

Saudi Arabia is investing another $45 billion with SoftBank

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund wanted to be a key player in SoftBank's next fundraise, as it had seen "a huge benefit" from the first one.

Toyota, SoftBank to partner in self-driving and other technology: Source

Japan's highest-profile companies will announce something big.
Yoda fan Masayoshi Son.

Masayoshi Son wants to flood startups with insane cash as SoftBank plans new $100 billion fund every few years

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son plans to throw an insane amount of cash at startups over the next decade, saying that the firm will raise a new $100 billion fund every few years.
Miguel McKelvey (L) and Adam Neumann speak during the WeWork Celebrates The Detroit Creator Awards at Cadillac Square on May 25, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

WeWork is raising $1 billion from SoftBank in a very unusual way

Office occupancy startup WeWork is raising a further $1 billion in convertible debt from one of its existing investors, SoftBank. The unusual mechanism gives WeWork an immediate cash injection, as it continues to funnel money into expanding its shared office business globally.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son

Elon Musk reportedly met with Japan’s SoftBank last year about taking Tesla private

SoftBank and its $100 billion Vision Fund have made a slew of investments in tech firms around the world. So far, it has bought a 20% stake in GM's Cruise autonomous driving unit and smaller investments in Uber, Nvidia, WeWork, and more.

A company that makes a crazy camera with 16 lenses just got $121 million from SoftBank to build eyes for self-driving cars

Light's CEO tells Business Insider that the company is moving aggressively into autonomous vehicles, encouraged by Masa Son.

GM’s $2 billion deal with a Japanese tech giant may give the automaker a big advantage in the race to develop self-driving cars

The deal has given GM equity value that it can use to attract new talent. Cruise has grown dramatically since GM bought it in 2016; what started as a 40-employee startup now has 800 people working it. GM President Dan Ammann said that another leg of significant growth is on the way.