$500m And Above

Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
Rivian rides Amazon to $700m
Amazon has led the electric truck developer's latest round, which featured existing backers likely to have included corporates Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo.
Go-Jek sets sights on $3bn
Go-Jek is seeking bankers to work on a round already backed by JD.com, Google and Tencent that it now aims to close at $3bn.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
Flexport courts SoftBank for $500m round
SoftBank is reportedly in talks to lead a $500m round for shipping services platform Flexport at a possible valuation of $3bn.
DoorDash chases $500m
The SoftBank-backed food delivery service is seeking funding at a valuation above $6bn, having already raised $785m in the past year.
SoftBank Vision Fund delivers $940m to Nuro
Nuro has already begun trialling its self-driving delivery vehicle and will use the funding to move into new cities and further develop the technology.
Amazon drives $530m in funding for Aurora
Amazon and Shell have invested in driverless car software and hardware developer Aurora Innovation at a valuation above $2.5bn, in a round led by Sequoia Capital.

Other News

SoftBank considers a $1.5bn ride on Guazi
Guazi, which already counts Shougang as a backer, is in negotiations with SoftBank Vision Fund over an investment that will value it at $8.5bn pre-money.
Go-Jek gets a lift with $1bn
Tencent, JD.com and Google co-led a $1bn investment in the ride hailing service that represents the first tranche of a series F round expected to close at $2bn.
Large Investment of the Year: Lyft
Having significantly increased its market share in the US in recent years, on-demand transportation company Lyft recently appointed JP Morgan to lead its planned initial public offering (IPO) with an estimated valuation of $15.1bn.
Mid-sized Investment of the Year: Katerra
Currently valued at over $3bn, Katerra, which aims to revolutionise the construction sector with its technology, is said to be the most well-funded construction tech startup.
Clover Health looks to prosper with $500m
Greenoaks Capital has led a $500m funding round for Clover Health, a health insurance provider that last raised cash in a $130m GV-backed round in 2017.
Go-Jek picks up $920m
Google, Tencent and JD.com are among the existing backers that have contributed to the first tranche of a round expected to close at $2bn that valued Go-Jek at $9.5bn.

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Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
Rivian rides Amazon to $700m
Amazon has led the electric truck developer's latest round, which featured existing backers likely to have included corporates Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
Large Investment of the Year: Lyft
Having significantly increased its market share in the US in recent years, on-demand transportation company Lyft recently appointed JP Morgan to lead its planned initial public offering (IPO) with an estimated valuation of $15.1bn.
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