A Nikkei article quotes Venture Intelligence Arun Natarajan on SoftBank's journey in India:
"SoftBank is one of the very few startup investors willing and able to lay down hundreds of millions of dollars in a single go" said Arun Natarajan, CEO of research company Venture Intelligence.
SoftBank's former second-in-command, Nikesh Arora, helped lead the company's Indian strategy after coming aboard in 2014 and continued to do so until his departure in June of this year. But he was not the reason SoftBank came to India, according to Natarajan. "They were in India and continue to be around regardless of Nikesh Arora," he said.
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