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Fading Vision? How coronavirus hit SoftBank's $100bn tech fund

Challenges pile up for some portfolio companies after a $16.7bn investment loss

SoftBank Group's Vision Fund, with its portfolio of tech names, is becoming an expensive challenge for CEO Masayoshi Son. (Photo by Ken Kobayshi)

TOKYO -- Investors have been given a glimpse of plunging valuations at some of the world's biggest startups after SoftBank Group admitted the Vision Fund -- its $100bn wrapper of tech investments -- had suffered a 1.8 trillion yen ($16.7 billion) investment loss in the year ended March.

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