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Uber gets a $10 billion ride with Softbank

Uber is on the verge of its biggest ever funding round after approving SoftBank’s bid to buy a sizeable stake

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Uber is on the verge of its biggest ever funding round after approving SoftBank’s bid to buy a sizeable stake.

The deal looks set to allow Softbank and an array of other investors to buy a US$10 billion stake in the ride-hailing firm, reports Bloomberg this morning.

Here’s how Uber, Softbank, and its rivals stack up after this game-changing investment:

Uber funding history

Uber funding history

Uber funding history

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Vietnam Loship secures investment from Skype co-founder

This capital injection marks Loship as the first portfolio company of MetaPlanet in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

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Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Loship, Vietnam’s fast-growing one-hour-delivery e-commerce startup, has announced its latest investment from Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn.

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Traveloka to launch financial services in Vietnam and Thailand

Traveloka, which says it has 40 million active monthly users, is developing “buy now, pay later” services for Vietnam and Thailand.

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Indonesian company Traveloka and Southeast Asia’s largest online travel startup, plans to launch financial services in Vietnam and Thailand as it eyes a listing in the US, its president said.

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