SoftBank Vision Fund Leads $200 Million Bet on Indoor Farms
Bloomberg.com | by Selina Wang | July 19th, 2017
Masayoshi Son has discovered a green thumb.
The SoftBank Group Corp. chief’s Vision Fund is leading a $200 million investment in Silicon Valley startup Plenty, which says it has cracked the code on growing crops indoors super efficiently. Other participants in the round include Moore Capital Management founder Louis Bacon as well as existing backers such as DCM Ventures and funds that invest on behalf of Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
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