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SoftBank deals categorized: Transportation and real estate lead the way

The SoftBank Vision Fund’s biggest bet so far has been on new-age transportation, which includes ride hailing. With 25 out of its 71 investments in this area, according to data collected by VCJ, it has taken a major piece of this new industry.

Driving its interest is the belief transportation is being transformed and a desire to influence that change as the industry’s most important investor. The firm held 16.3 percent of Uber Technologies, pre-IPO, and has made major bets on Grab, Didi Chuxing, Ola Cabs, GM Cruise, Flexport and Nuro.

Click here to read VCJ’s May 2019 cover story on how SoftBank is remaking venture in its image.

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Below is a list of SoftBank’s investments in transportation, sourced by VCJ. To download an Excel spreadsheet showing all the known deals categorized by VCJ, click here: SoftBank Deals.Categorized by VCJ

SoftBank’s Vision Fund Investments, Transportation

Company Date Round or investment ($M) Focus
Uber 2018 $9,250.00 Ride hailing service
Didi Chuxing n/a $6,800.00 Ride hailing, bike sharing in China
Didi Chuxing* 2017 $4,000.00 Ride hailing, bike sharing in China
Alibaba Koubei 2018 $3,000.00 Food delivery service
GM Cruise 2018 $2,250.00 Autonomous vehicle technology
Grab* 2017 $2,000.00 Ride hailing, food delivery in Asia
Ola Cabs* 2017 $2,000.00 Ride hailing service
Full Truck Alliance (Manbang) 2018 $1,900.00 Online truck hailing
Chehaoduo (Guazi) 2019 $1,500.00 Used car market place
Grab 2019 $1,460.00 Ride hailing, food delivery in Asia
Flexport 2019 $1,000.00 Freight transport
Advanced Technologies Group (Uber) 2019 $1,000.00 Autonomous vehicle technology
Nuro 2019 $940.00 Robotic delivery vehicles
ParkJockey 2018 $800 (est) Parking technology developer
Auto1 2018 $560.00 Used car market place
DoorDash 2018 $535.00 Food delivery service
Delhivery 2019 $413.00 Delivery service
Fair 2018 $385.00 Car leasing
Zume Pizza 2018 $375.00 Pizza delivery
Getaround 2018 $300.00 Peer to peer car rentals
Klook 2019 $225.00 Travel activities booking app
Nauto* 2017 $159.00 Provides cameras for autonomous fleets
Brain 2017 $114.00 Self steering robots
Loggi 2018 $100.00 Brazilian delivery
Grofers 2018 $62.00 Online grocery delivery