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After talks and multiple rumors about WeWork going public, last week the co-working giant announced it has raised an additional $760 million of new capital in a Series G led by Japan-based SoftBank Group.

This investment comes after a previous $300 million infusion in March of this year. This round originated from SoftBank’s $100 billion technology-focused private equity fund, known as the Vision Fund, and SoftBank indicated an interest of taking as large as a $3 billion position in WeWork, overall.

According to PitchBook, this new round of funding brings the total valuation of the company to over $21 billion, making it one of the largest real estate tech companies in the world. So large, in fact, that it exceeds the market caps of industry-leading real estate firms like Boston Properties ($18.25 billion) and Vornado ($17.7 billion).

The company has recently focused its efforts on building a more “traditionally corporate” structure, bringing in new executives to run both the co-working and co-living aspects of the business.

WeWork manages over 20 million square feet of property and is reportedly on track to reach $1 billion in revenue this year.

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