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SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational corporation, was founded in 1981 by its CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan’s richest man, and is Japan’s third largest public company. Its portfolio of investments include interests in the telecommunications, ecommerce, internet technology services, finance, media and semiconductor businesses. Two of its most prominent holdings are the British chip designer ARM Holdings and an 80% interest in Sprint. It recently made a $4 billion investment in Nvidia and is Nvidia’s fourth largest shareholder.

In 2016, Softbank announced the formation of the Vision Fund, stating that it intended to raise $100 billion for technology investments. The company stated that the fund would particularly focus on the field of artificial intelligence. In May 2017, the fund closed its first round of $93 billion. More than half the money - $60 billion - was raised in the Middle East: $45 billion from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and $15 billion from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company. Other investors include Apple, Sharp, Foxconn, Oracle and Qualcomm.

Softbank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, Japan's riches man, is a futurist who has predicted the singularity, the moment in time when machines will become smarter than humans and technology will progress exponentially. Son has predicted that will occur in 2047.

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5759 DoorDash is raising $535 million from SoftBank and others at a $1.4 billion valGlenn Petersen-March 1
5758Softbank has $4.4 billion invested in WeWork: The WeWork Manifesto: First, OGlenn Petersen-February 18
5757SoftBank is behind another huge, unexpected fundraising — this time in constructGlenn Petersen-January 28
5756A SoftBank-led group could buy as much as 45 percent of Wag, the dog-walking appGlenn Petersen-January 19
5755SoftBank eyes $18bn IPO for mobile unitJapanese group looking at offerings in ToGlenn Petersen-January 14
5754Inside the Eccentric, Relentless Deal-Making of Masayoshi Son The Japanese billGlenn Petersen-January 3
5753SoftBank has successfully acquired a big stake in Uber in a major victory for boGlenn Petersen112/28/2017
5752Potential political risk/rewards for Softbank's Vision Fund SoftBank's Glenn Petersen-12/16/2017
5751SoftBank is reportedly considering a $300 million investment in DoorDash Sam ShGlenn Petersen-12/9/2017
5750SoftBank’s $450 million investment puts Compass on the global map Fast Company Glenn Petersen-12/7/2017
5749SoftBank Bids to Buy Uber Shares for 30% Less Than Current Value By Eric NewcoGlenn Petersen-11/28/2017
5748SoftBank seeks greater clout in global ride-hailing market Japanese group in taGlenn Petersen-11/22/2017
5747Boston Dynamics CEO Believes Robotics Will Become “Bigger Than the Internet” byGlenn Petersen-11/18/2017
5746SoftBank Plans Up to $25 Billion in Saudi Investments By Dinesh Nair, Ruth DaviGlenn Petersen-11/15/2017
5745Softbank is still waiting to close on its acquisition of Boston Dynamics: BostoGlenn Petersen-11/13/2017
5744Uber Approves SoftBank’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Offer By Eric NewcomeGlenn Petersen-11/12/2017
5743SoftBank increases Vision Fund size Dan Primack Axios November 6, 2017 Japan&#Glenn Petersen111/6/2017
5742The Sprint/T-Mobile deal may be on again: T-Mobile makes Sprint new offer in hoGlenn Petersen-11/2/2017
5741SoftBank ‘definitely’ in talks with Charter about merger By Josh Kosman and RicGlenn Petersen111/2/2017
5740SoftBank calling off talks to merge Sprint, T-Mobile Clash over control of combGlenn Petersen-10/30/2017
5739Thanks. I guess this is more scary than I thought. I agree with sentiments in thJurgis Bekepuris-10/24/2017
5738Softbank has actually contributed $28 billion of its own capital to the fund, inGlenn Petersen110/24/2017
5737Yeah, I think SoftBank is overpaying for a bunch of companies it invests into. HJurgis Bekepuris-10/24/2017
5736SoftBank's big checks are stalling tech IPOs He ather Somerville Reuters OcGlenn Petersen-10/23/2017
5735I can't argue with what you said. :)Jurgis Bekepuris-10/22/2017
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