A few weeks ago, SoftBank’s mammoth Vision Fund came up in my MIB conversation with Steve Murray of Revolution Growth.
At $100 billion dollars, Masayoshi Son has taken the Japanese venture capital firm to new levels. Recode reports that last year, “SoftBank was involved in more than half of the top 10 biggest investments in VC-backed startups.”
If you want to better understand the valuation issue, its a matter of supply and demand. There is an enormous amount of capital looking for a home (Demand) and only so many investments it can go into (Supply).
Where SoftBank has invested its $100 billion Vision Fund
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