SoftBank Vision Fund leader Deep Nishar lands at General Catalyst – Silicon Valley Business Journal – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Deep Nishar, the former head of SoftBank Group Corp.’s $100 billion Vision Fund, has landed at General Catalyst.
Nishar, who annonunced last month he was leaving SoftBank, remains close to Masyoshi Son, the Japanese conglomerate’s CEO, and talks to him almost every day, he told the New York Times. He’s proud of what he did at the Vision Fund, he said.
“Four years ago, no one believed you could build a $100 billion investment platform,” he told The Times.
Nishar and SoftBank made waves in Silicon Valley by investing hundreds of millions — and sometimes billions — of dollars in relatively young startups in an effort to crown winners in particular sectors. In recent years, as some of the fund’s bets turned sour — most notably its investment in WeWork Companies Inc. — several of the fund’s top executives have left.
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