South Korea’s oHouse raises $182M Series D funding from SoftBank Ventures Asia and others

oHouse, a South Korean home furnishing and remodeling unicorn, announced Monday that it has raised $182 million Series D funding from prominent global investors to power the global growth of its groundbreaking lifestyle platform. The funding came from investors including SoftBank Ventures Asia, BRV Capital Management, Vertex Growth which is anchored by Temasek-backed Vertex Holdings, BOND,…

SoftBank Ventures Asia leads South Korean Seadronix’s $5.8M new funding round

SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early stage venture capital arm of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group, announced Tuesday its participation in a $5.8 million new funding round of Seadronix, a next-generation, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution for the maritime industry that develops autonomous navigation and assistant systems in South Korea. The AI autonomous navigation company will…

SoftBank Ventures Asia leads FinTech startup OY! Indonesia’s $30M Series A funding round

SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage venture capital arm of the SoftBank Group, announced on Thursday its participation in Series A fundraising round of OY! Indonesia, a financial technology payments company in Indonesia. The $30 million funding round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia (SBVA), alongside other investors including MDI, Pavilion Capital, AC Venture, CCV, Wavemaker, PT SAT,…

Upstage raises $27M Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Asia for hiring AI talent and development of AI stack

Upstage, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses, announced it has raised $27 million in a Series A funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Asia (SBVA) and Company K Partners. The funding round was also participated in by other investors such as TBT Partners, Premier Partners, Stonebridge Ventures, and Primer Sazze Fund. Upstage plans to use…

Funding, talent & decision-making are the biggest challenges for innovators, says SoftBank Ventures Asia’s JP Lee [Q&A]

The new normal has been a driver of change for economies on a global scale, and this will be accelerated by a shift toward digital commerce, workplace digitalization, decentralization, and the rise of data and artificial intelligence. SoftBank Ventures Asia, the global early-stage venture arm of the SoftBankGroup, fosters innovation in ICT and provides innovators with resources in addressing…

Singapore’s Parcel Perform bags $20M in Series A funding from Cambridge Capital, Softbank Ventures Asia

Singapore-headquartered cloud-based delivery platform Parcel Perform announced on Wednesday it has secured $20 million in Series A investments led by Cambridge Capital, a supply chain technology-focused global investment firm. New investor SoftBank Ventures Asia, the corporate venture capital arm of Japan’s Softbank Group, has also joined the round alongside existing investors including…

Indonesian social commerce startup Super raises $28M Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

Super, the Indonesia-based social commerce group-buying platform, has secured a $28 million Series B in an oversubscribed round led by SoftBank Ventures Asia. The startup plans to use its fresh capital to scale its operations in one of its existing local markets, East Java, and launch in other provinces within the year. “With the rise of social commerce globally, our team at Softbank Ventures…

SoftBank Ventures backs Indonesia logistics startup

Continuing a year of bumper investments for tech startups in the business of moving goods from A to B in Indonesia, Waresix today announced it has secured $100 million in its newest round of funding. On top of that, one of Waresix’s new investors is the prestigious SoftBank Ventures Asia, reports Ag Funder News this afternoon. Another of its new backers is Emtek, Indonesia’s $2.5 billion tech…

Temasek, SoftBank, C Ventures and others invest in US ConsenSys $450M Series D funding

United States ethereum (ETH) and decentralized protocols software company ConsenSys announced Tuesday the close of a $450 million financing ground, bringing its valuation to $7 billion. ParaFi Capital led this raise after participating in ConsenSys’ Series C round in November 2021, ConsenSys said in a statement. They were joined by new investors, including Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2,…

CoachHub raises $200M Series C, led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to democratize coaching worldwide

CoachHub, the leading global digital coaching platform, closed a $200M Series C funding round, led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The round will be used to further scale CoachHub’s product innovation and operations while accelerating the company’s global expansion. Following an $80 million round only eight months ago, this Series C brings the three-year-old company’s total funding to $330…