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Colossal SoftBank fund could shake up tech world

Vision Fund, with its US$100b coffers, is seen as a game-changer for Silicon Valley

The SoftBank fund is widely expected to pump some US$10 billion into Uber, which has a whopping valuation near US$70 billion. Such a deal would boost the profile of the Japanese group in Silicon Valley.

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JAPAN-BASED SoftBank is sending tremors through the tech world with a massive new venture capital (VC) fund for investing in startups that's expected to dominate the industry so thoroughly it's playfully referred to as a "gorilla".

The Vision Fund's US$100 billion...

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