Property technology startup Opendoor aims to go public, in advanced talks with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp

According to a report from Bloomberg citing sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, property technology startup Opendoor, is holding advanced talks to go public through a merger with blank-check company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. The report states, Social Capital is negotiating with prospective investors to raise fresh equity to help fund its…

Large U.S. airlines revise 2020 forecasts, slash costs and flights

On Tuesday, leading U.S. airlines including Delta and American announced the suspension of their 2020 financial forecasts and took strong measures to further boost their capabilities to fight the economic impact of China’s coronavirus United announced a capital raising event and reported a first-quarter loss. The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted the tourism sector and…

SpaceX could be valued at $36 billion in latest funding round

According to sources familiar with financing of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the company is looking to raise around $250 million, which could see its valuation touch $36 billion, reported CNBC. According to CNBC’s report, SpaceX plans on raising the amount at a price of $220 per share. The funding round is expected to close after the…

Electric scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million in latest funding round

Electric scooter maker Superpedestrian said in a statement that it has raised $20 million for its diagnostic software that can spot impending hardware failure – an area that is of major concern for scooter operators. Although electric scooters have become a popular mode of transport in many cities, with the vehicles breaking down in a…

U.S.-based cyber security startup Cybereason raises $200 million from SoftBank

Cyberreason’s strength lies in its core offering – Endpoint Protection Platform. On Tuesday, Antivirus startup Cybereason disclosed, it has raised $200 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. Founded in 2012, so far the Boston-based company has managed to raise $400 million in funding rounds. Previously it raised capital from Spark Capital, CRV, and…

U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus raises $40 million in private funding round

The funding round saw the Alibaba Group making an undisclosed strategic investment in the startup. Optibus, a U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company stated, it has secured $40 million in a private funding round that was led by Insight Venture Partners and which saw a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group. Its existing investors, including Sir Ronald…