Could Sovereign Funds Back Airbnb’s Latest Round?

According to data from SWFI’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database, wealth funds have invested more than US$ 4 billion directly into technology startups globally without the use of venture capital funds (as of June 28, 2016). San Francisco-based Airbnb, the online home-rental company, could become the second most valuable privately-held tech startup behind Uber Technologies, the ride-hailing service. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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