SoftBank invests $500M in fintech startup is set to receive $500 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund, according to a WSJ article on Thursday. This places's valuation at $6B
by Marian McPherson Apr 9
Compass turns 10: A look at the brokerage's most pivotal moments
On the occasion of Compass' annual REtreat in Atlanta this week, take a look back at the New York City-based brokerage's decade-long evolution as covered by Inman
Opendoor was one of SoftBank's 'golden eggs.' Is Compass the next?
The SoftBank Vision Fund saw gains of more than $12B in the third quarter as a number of its investments went public, according to an investor presentation Monday
by Patrick Kearns Feb 9
From rumors to reality: The long and winding path to a Compass IPO
Compass' initial public offering has been the source of speculation at both Inman and other media outlets since at least 2017. Here's a look back at the origins of our obsession
by Patrick Kearns Jan 14
Could SoftBank take one of its own investments public?
Heavily invested in companies like Compass and Opendoor, the Japanese conglomerate announced this week it would create a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC
by Patrick Kearns Dec 24
SoFi, another SoftBank-backed unicorn, considers going public
SoftBank scored big with an initial public offering for DoorDash this week and stands to turn a profit on its Opendoor investment
by Patrick Kearns Dec 10
SoftBank's Vision Fund is seeking startups to take public: Report
Rajeev Misra, the head of the Vision Fund, hinted that SoftBank is launching a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in an interview with Bloomberg
by Patrick Kearns Oct 13
Compass is hiring a securities attorney — is an IPO next?
The tasks outlined in the job description include the 'timely satisfaction of SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting obligations'
by Patrick Kearns Jun 16
WeWork struggles to strike deal with landlords to reduce rent costs
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes cancellations to spike, WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani is pitching a revenue-sharing deal to the company's largest landlords
by Marian McPherson Apr 2
Compass and Opendoor CEOs won't attend controversial Saudi tech conference this month
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin wasn't invited. Opendoor CEO Eric Wu was, but won't attend this year's Future Investment Initiative event
by Patrick Kearns Oct 15
Two of a kind: Will Compass suffer the same fate as WeWork?
Following the delay of WeWork's IPO, will Compass struggle when it finally decides to go public or beat the odds?
by Patrick Kearns Sep 25
Compass raises another $370M for platform development
The brokerage also revealed plans for an August launch of a 'redesigned consumer search and app experience'
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
Softbank's Justin Wilson at Inman Connect SF 2018
The company's senior investor Justin Wilson explains what the giant venture fund is looking for in proptech at Inman Connect San Francisco
by Emma Hinchliffe Jul 23
Silicon Valley tech start-up acquires New Jersey construction company
Katerra, the California tech company, has merged with Fields Construction Company