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  • Compass raises another $400 million, now valued at $4.4 billion

    SoftBank invests in real estate tech company, again
    Is Compass the one real estate tech startup to rule them all? The company certainly has enough money to do so. Compass announced this week that it just raised another $400 million in its Series F funding round, which reportedly values the company at $4.4 billion.
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  • Opendoor secures $400 million investment from Japan’s SoftBank

    Growing direct homebuyer now has $3 billion in financial backing
    Growing direct homebuyer Opendoor now has $3 billion in financial backing (yes, that’s “billion” with a “b”) thanks to a sizable new investment from Japanese technology company SoftBank Group. Opendoor announced Thursday that it secured a $400 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank’s investment arm. But that's not all the funding Opendoor recently secured.
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  • Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) merging with WMIH Corp. in $3.8 billion deal

    WMIH is former parent company of Washington Mutual
    For more than 11 years, Fortress Investment Group controlled Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank now known as Mr. Cooper, via majority ownership in the company’s shares. But that’s about to change. Nationstar announced Tuesday morning that it is merging with WMIH Corp., the former parent company of Washington Mutual in a $3.8 billion deal.
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  • Japan’s SoftBank continues U.S. real estate push by leading $865 million investment in Katerra

    Makes sizable investment in construction disruptor
    In the last few years, Japanese technology company SoftBank Group has undertaken a significant move into the U.S. real estate and housing market with a series of investments and acquisitions. Now, SoftBank is making another move into U.S. real estate by leading a massive capital raise in Katerra, a company that wants to revolutionize the construction industry.
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  • Japan’s SoftBank completes $3.3 billion acquisition of Fortress Investment Group

    Parent company of New Residential, majority shareholder of Nationstar acquired
    SoftBank Group’s move into the U.S. financial markets took a huge step forward on Wednesday, as the Japanese technology company completed its previously announced $3.3 billion acquisition of Fortress Investment Group, a global investment giant that has a huge stake in the U.S. housing finance system.
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  • Real estate startup Compass secures largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history

    SoftBank invests $450 million; Compass now valued at $2.2 billion
    Less than one month ago, Compass, a real estate technology company based in New York City, celebrated that it raised $100 million in its Series E investment round, which placed the company’s valuation at $1.8 billion. But that investment is dwarfed by the company’s new round of funding, which transforms Compass into one of the biggest in the real estate space.
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  • SoFi CEO Mike Cagney stepping down as company fights sexual harassment claims

    Cagney is also company’s co-founder, plans to step down by end of 2017
    For at least the second time this year, the CEO of a white-hot Silicon Valley startup is stepping down amid controversy. Earlier this year, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down as the company fought back against months of bad publicity and complaints about the company’s culture. And late Monday, San Francisco-based Social Finance, better known as SoFi, announced that its CEO and co-founder, Mike Cagney, plans to step down by the end of the year.
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  • SoFi officially locks in $500 million investment led by Silver Lake

    Brings SoFi’s total equity funding to $1.9 billion
    SoFi locked in another massive funding deal, being it’s total equity funding to $1.9 billion. While the deal includes a familiar name, it’s private-equity firm Silver Lake that led the deal. Mike Cagney, SoFi co-founder, chairman, and CEO, touches on where the online lender plans to go from here.
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  • SoFi to lock in $500 million investment led by Silver Lake

    Online lender now valued at more than $4 billion
    SoFi is at it again and reportedly nearing a deal to raise $500 million in fresh funds from an investor group led by private-equity firm Silver Lake. This marks another major investment for the online lender after its $1 billion in funding led by SoftBank back in 2015.
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