SoftBank’s debt, Ford buys Spin, and Chinese coffee is huge money

TechCrunch | 11/9/2018 | Staff
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This week was a blast. Connie and I were in the studio with our guest, True Ventures’s Tony Conrad, while Danny repped the other side of the country, dialing in from New York.

Week - News - Asia - World - SoftBank

It was another week shaped by news from Asia. Once we had sorted the sartorially expedient, we first turned to the world of SoftBank, this time taking a close look at its debt load. While SoftBank is currently famous for its investments through its Vision Fund, the company is picking up some notable, debt-powered investments into its vehicle that could add to its risk profile.

After all, who doesn’t want more risk as 2018 comes to a close?

Ford - Wager - Mobility - Cars - Time

Moving on, Ford is doubling-down on its wager that mobility means more than cars, this time picking up Spin for some...
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