As tech slumps, SoftBank sells VC unit to Singaporebased firm led by Masayoshi Sons brother
- “We are confident that our collective strengths and resources will ignite a new era of revolutionary technologies and solutions, establishing us as a prominent influence in developing and expanding αStartups worldwide,” Son said.
- SoftBank is selling one of its venture capital arms, South Korea-based SoftBank Ventures Asia (SBVA), to The Edgeof, a Singaporean investment firm, according to the two companies.
- In February, SoftBank said its investment vehicles posted a loss of nearly $6 billion in the quarter that ended in December, marking its fourth consecutive quarterly loss.
- Last May, the Japanese tech giant said in an earnings call that it would cut startup investments by 50-75% through March 2023.
- Some of the portfolio companies the Seoul-based VC firm invested in led to more considerable investments by SoftBank’s Vision Fund a few years later.
- The deal’s financial terms have not been disclosed, but the Singaporean VC firm aims to complete the acquisition this year.
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