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Venture capitalists dish on current trends

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

SoftBank has earned a tech king-maker reputation, but there's still hope for those competing against its portfolio companies, according to investors at Lowenstein Sandler's VentureCrush event in San Francisco on Thursday.

Why it matters: SoftBank's impact has been a hot topic ever since the Japanese giant announced its $100 billion Vision Fund, especially its policy of injecting hundreds of millions of dollars at once into startups.