Kontext für die Aussage von Talixo, mit einem „hohen siebenstelligen Betrag“ in die USA und Asien expandieren zu wollen, ist die ebenfalls heute bekannt gegebene 2-Milliarden-$-Runde bei Grab.
Grab, the ride-hailing company competing with Uber in Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion of new financing from existing investors Didi Chuxing, the company that defeated Uber in China, and SoftBank.
Didi said the round could expand by $500 million more with input from other existing backers and new investors, too. A Grab representative confirmed that SoftBank’s Vision fund is not part of the current commitment, it is coming from SoftBank Group Corp.
A source confirmed that this new money gives Grab a post-money valuation of more than $6 billion. That’s more than double the $3 billion valuation that Grab commanded from its most recent round of funding in September 2016, when it raised $750 million.