How The SoftBank Scheme Rips Open The Startup Bubble Via WolfStreet.com, Its scheme has run into trouble, and a lot is at stake. This is the transcript from my podcast last Sunday, THE WOLF STREET REPORT: The biggest force behind the startup bubble in the United States has been SoftBank Group, the Japanese publicly traded conglomerate. It has been the biggest force in driving up…
SoftBank Group founder and CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to raise money for a second massive technology investment fund in the wake of the failed public offering of office-rental company WeWork and sliding valuations of other major investments, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Impact investing is becoming of increased importance to investors and fund managers alike, as they seek out investment opportunities in companies that are committed to making the world a better place. From clean technology and sustainable energy to healthcare innovation, electric vehicle advances and decarbonisation projects, there is a huge potential for VC and PE investors.
Private equity middle market deal-making did well in the first half of 2019, matching the pace of 2018, which was a record-setting year, according to a new report from The authors credit the usual suspects with this continued vigor: lots of dry powder; low interest rates; and continued economic expansion.Read More
My partner Nick did this podcast recently. In it he talks about how we think about and make investments at USV, our thesis on crypto, and a number of our crypto investments. If you want to bypass all of the intros and sponsor messages, fast forward to 3mins.