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Indian Rajeev Misra to lead Softbank’s Rs 6671 crore tech fund programme

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India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [Updated:15 Oct 2016, 10:03:06]

Japan’s Softbank Corp on Friday named Indian born Rajeev Misra as head of its Rs 6671 crore ‘Vision Fund’ programme which will invest in technology companies across the world.

Softbank is one of the largest investors in the Indian mobile and consumer internet market, and counts online marketplace Sanpdeal and cab hailing app Ola as portfolio companies. 

On Friday, Softbank announced the launch of Softbank Vision Fund in partnership with Saudi Arabia's public investment fund to find companies that will become influential in the future.

 

The 54-year-old Misra joined Softbank Group in 2014 as head of strategic finance.

Misra has a master’s in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and did his schooling from Delhi Public School, at Mathura Road in Delhi.

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Softbank named Rajeev Misra as head of its Rs 6671 cr ‘Vision Fund’ programme