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bbc.com February 13, 2020

U.S. Investigates Harvard And Yale Over Foreign Funding

The U.S. has launched investigations into Harvard and Yale universities over suspicions they received undisclosed funds from foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia and China.
Read by 52% of LPs

reuters.com November 17, 2019

Saudi Aramco In Race For IPO Record With $1.7T Top Value

Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant, below the $2 trillion sought by Saudi's crown prince but putting it in the running to become the world's biggest IPO.
Read by 44% of LPs

businessinsider.com August 24, 2019

Venture Capitalists Are Grappling With Saudi Money In Tech

Tech startups that presented their products at Y Combinator Demo Day had clever solutions to improve everything from health care to video games. One thorny problem that the crowd at the event has not figured out how to deal with is Silicon Valley's inconvenient connection to Saudi Arabia.
Read by 33% of LPs

marketwatch.com May 20, 2019

This Is The Biggest Saudi IPO In Almost Five Years

Saudi Arabia's largest share offering in four years has been postponed for two days amid rising geopolitical tensions and a looming trade war between the U.S. and China which have rattled global markets.
Read by 30% of LPs

vox.com May 01, 2019

Silicon Valley Is Awash In Chinese And Saudi Cash

A tough, new enforcement regime is becoming a geopolitical minefield for venture capitalists and startups. This is Silicon Valley in 2019 -- a playground for foreign countries eager to fulfill their grand strategies.
Read by 32% of LPs

thenational.ae February 19, 2019

STV Accounts For Nearly 30% Of Total MENA VC Fundraising

"We have increased the quantum of venture capital available to regional startups, creating a completely new playing field for Mena VC," said Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, chief executive of STV.
Read by 35% of LPs

recode.net October 25, 2018

Why Silicon Valley Investors Just Can't Quit Saudi Money

Silicon Valley is beginning to question its ties with Saudi Arabia. But there are many skeptics these days who privately question whether the relationship will actually change once the news of the day moves away from the Middle East.
Read by 32% of LPs

business-standard.com October 18, 2018

Execs Step Away From Saudi Arabia, But Not Masayoshi Son

Since the disappearance of a dissident journalist in a Saudi Arabian consulate, some of the most powerful figures in business are distancing themselves from the kingdom. There is one prominent exception: Masayoshi Son, chief executive of the SoftBank Group.
Read by 55% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com October 18, 2018

Blackstone Plays Down Concerns Over Saudi Funding

Blackstone, the firm which is relying on Saudi Arabia to provide half the money for its planned $40 billion infrastructure fund, waved off concerns about funding even as controversy rages over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist that has frayed relations between Wall Street and the oil-rich kingdom.
Read by 51% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com October 07, 2018

Saudi Arabia To Invest $45B In SoftBank's Next Vision Fund

Saudi Arabia is preparing to double-down on its bet that Masayoshi Son can pick the technology giants of the future. The country's sovereign fund will make another $45 billion investment in Son's second massive Vision Fund.
Read by 40% of LPs