It raises uncomfortable questions given Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was credibly linked to the brutal murder of dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.
Despite talk of a "reckoning" among tech startups about taking Saudi-linked money, startups have continued to raise hundreds of millions of dollars from the Vision Fund after the murder.
Cesar Carvalho, the founder of Vision Fund-backed startup Gympass, said accepting cash from SoftBank meant the ability to do business with other companies such as Uber and WeWork.
It has been eight months since the brutal murder of the Saudi Arabian dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Turkey.
A UN report released on Wednesday crystallizes what intelligence officers and Turkish authorities have believed for months — that Saudi Arabia's crown prince and ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, is directly connected to the killing.
In November, SoftBank's CEO Masayoshi Son denounced the "horrific and deeply regrettable act," condemning the murder as an "act against humanity, journalism, and free speech."