Articles with tag: softbank

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Investor exists Credit Suisse Funds

22 Jul 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

SoftBank has pulled a more than USD 500 million investment from Credit Suisse’s supply chain finance funds. 

SoftBank, Credit Suisse, supply chain finance, SCF, loans, Greensill, Vision Fund, payments, invoice

Amazon, SoftBank discuss acquisition of Russian online retailer Ozon

29 Jun 2020 | Ecommerce

Amazon and Japan-based SoftBank have made approaches to Russia-based conglomerate Sistema about a possible acquisition of its online retailer Ozon.

Amazon, Ozon, Sberbank, Softbank, retailer, merchant, Russia, online shopping, acquisition, Europe, Russian Federation

After EUR 1.9 bln implosion, Wirecard's former CEO is arrested for financial fraud

24 Jun 2020 | Payments General

Markus Braun, the former chief executive of the Munich-based fintech company Wirecard, has been arrested by the German police for fraud.

Wirecard, financial fraud, auditors, KPMG, E&Y, Germany, Jan Marsalek, Financial Times, Markus Braun, SoftBank

SoftBank launches minorities startup fund

04 Jun 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Japan-based SoftBank has launched a USD 100 million fund that will invest in companies led by ‘people of colour’.

George Floyd, SoftBank, startup, Japan, Opportunity Growth Fund, Twitter, Masayoshi Son, Vision Fund, Bank of America

SoftBank to sell USD 20 bln T-Mobile shares

19 May 2020 | Payments General

Japan-based SoftBank has been in talks to sell about USD 20 billion of its shares in T-Mobile US. 

SoftBank, T-Mobile, Japan, US, Deutsche Telekom, banks

Paypay app gets deffered payments upgrade

15 Apr 2020 | Mobile Payments

SoftBank’s PayPay app has launched an overdraft facility for in-store payments to selected cash-reliant Japan-based users to adopt mobile payment systems. 

SoftBank, PayPay, Japan, e-wallet, mobile payment system, online payment, Paytm

Grocery deliveries see a boost across Latin America because of coronavirus outbreak

18 Mar 2020 | Ecommerce

The number of grocery deliveries by web-based apps across Latin American countries have been rising amid coronavirus outbreak.

Rappi, Brazil, Columbia, iFood, grocery apps, coronavirus, SoftBank, Uber EATS, food delivery

VTEX secures USD 140 mln investment led by SoftBank

26 Nov 2019 | Ecommerce

VTEX Cloud Commerce Platform has closed a USD 140 million investment round from SoftBank's LATAM fund in conjunction with Gávea Investimentos and Constellation Asset Management.

VTEX, ecommerce, investment round, SoftBank, LATAM, ecommerce platform

Softbank injects further USD 655 mln into Greensill Capital

31 Oct 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Softbank’s Vision Fund has invested an additional USD 655 mln in Greensill Capital as the supply chain finance provider has acquired tech firm FreeUp.

Softbank, Vision Fund, Greensill, FreeUp, supply chain finance, UK, United Kingdom, funding, international expansion, procure-to-pay,

US fintech Kabbage launches new payment service for SMEs

28 Oct 2019 | Online Payments

Kabbage, a US-based fintech backed by Softbank, has launched a payments service that is said to cut the time it takes SMEs to get paid from 90 days to 24h.

Kabbage, SoftBank, fintech, financial technology, product launch, payments app, payments system, B2B payments, US, United States, SMEs, invoice, payment order, monthly fee, Kabbage Payments,

SoftBank, IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain payments

24 Oct 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

SoftBank has teamed up with IBM to develop cross-carrier blockchain solutions.

SoftBank, IBM, cross border payments, blockchain, smartphone, Asia

SoftBank takes over 80 percent of WeWork

23 Oct 2019 | Payments General

WeWork and SoftBank have announced a deal that will see the Japan-based tech company buy out around 80% of the beleaguered real estate company.

SoftBank, WeWork, funding, partnership, real-estate, IPO, investment, banking, banking group, Japan, Asia, APAC

Softbank Vision Fund leads USD 200 mln funding round for C2FO

08 Aug 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

SoftBank Vision Fund has expanded its financial-technology portfolio, leading a USD 200 million funding round for supply-chain platform C2FO.

Softbank, Vision Fund, funding, C2FO

Cybereason raises USD 200 mln from Japans SoftBank

07 Aug 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

US-based online security startup Cybereason has unveiled that it raised USD 200 million in fresh funds from Japan’s SoftBank Group and its affiliates.

security, startup, US, Cybereason, Japan, SoftBank, hackers, funding round, acquisitions, fraud prevention, endpoint protection, malware attacks, malicious activities, corporate security, breaches

Wirecard starts partnership with AUTO1 Group

18 Jul 2019 | Online Payments

Wirecard has entered into a strategic partnership with AUTO1 Group, the agreement being fostered through SoftBank’s existing partnership with Wirecard and AUTO1 Group.

Wirecard, partnership, AUTO1 Group, agreement, SoftBank, digital financial services, online payments

SoftBank rolls out USD 800 million investment in SCF company Greensill

02 Jul 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

SoftBank Vision Fund has invested USD 800 mln in UK-based working capital finance company Greensill in a deal that values the company at USD 3.5 bln.

SoftBank, SoftBank Vision Fund, Greensill, supply chain finance, investment, UK, Europe, Allen & Overy, Morgan Stanley,

Mexican mobile payment company Clip raises USD 100 mln

14 May 2019 | Payments General

Mexico-based mobile payment company Clip has reportedly raised USD 100 million from several venture capital funds including investment group Softbank.

Mexico, mobile payment, Clip, Softbank

Japan-based SoftBank invests USD 1 bln in Colombia-based delivery app Rappi

01 May 2019 | Ecommerce

SoftBank has announced an investment of USD 1 billion in delivery app Rappi, marking the first move by its newly created Innovation Fund for LATAM.

SoftBank, Rappi, Japan, Colombia, investment, delivery app, LATAM

Germanys Wirecard to receive USD 1 billion from Japans Softbank

24 Apr 2019 | Online Payments

Japan’s Softbank has announced plans to buy a 5.6% stake in Germany’s Wirecard for around USD 1 billion joining forces in the digital payments sector.

Wirecard, Softbank, funding, Japan, Germany, ecommerce, digital payments, AI, Big Data, online payments

SoftBank explores blockchain to improve online authentication

28 Feb 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

SoftBank, a Japanese telecom company, has been exploring blockchain tech as a way to improve upon current centralized and fragmented ID and authentication services.

SoftBank, Japan, blockchain, digital identity, online authentication, telecom, fraud prevention