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SoftBank to Sink $100m into New Consumer Tech Investor: FT

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(AF) SoftBank’s second Vision Fund plans to invest $100 million in a separate vehicle geared towards nurturing consumer tech startups, the latest in a streak of deals struck by the Japanese investing powerhouse, according to the Financial Times.

Honor Ventures, which already manages $30 billion of Softbank’s assets and is run by former partner Jeff Housenbold, hopes to raise as much as $600m for the new fund, the report stated, citing sources. Full story: Financial Times


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