SoftBank Ventures Asia

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 Friday 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 investors including SoftBank Ventures Asia, BRV Capital Management, Vertex Growth which is anchored by…

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.

South Korea 3D sketch software Sketchsoft raises $3.2M Series A co-led by SBVA for talent acquisition & further expansion into global markets

Sketchsoft, which aims to commercialize human-computer interaction technology for 3D sketches, will use the funding to expand its talent pool and explore new global markets in different fields.

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

Upstage plans to use the funds raised to recruit a large number of AI specialists and developers to accelerate the development of its ‘AI Pack.'

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

In this TechNode Global Q&A with JP Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of SBVA, he discusses the trends shaping innovation in the region, as well as the challenges faced by innovators, including talent, resources, and decision-making. He believes that there is a big opportunity for innovators to deliver value to both consumer and enterprise…

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

Parcel Perform will use the fresh funding to build out its technology offerings and invest further in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

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

The company plans to use its Series B funding to double down on its presence in East Java and launch in other Indonesian provinces later this year. Currently, the startup mainly offers FMCG products and is looking into expanding its product range. Lastly, the company plans to use the money to further develop its white label brand, SuperEats.

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SoftBank Ventures backs Indonesia logistics startup

Waresix gets $100 million to digitizing the trucking and warehousing industries.