Chinese artificial intelligence startup Sobot, which develops AI-powered customer services software, said it has raised $100 million in a funding round led by new investor SoftBank. The deal shows how SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 continues to strike new deals in China, even after the country’s harsh regulatory crackdown on the internet sector last year hurt some of the Japanese investment firm’s...
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