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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.

Company website: softbank.jp

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5782Softbank just invested another $1 billion into WeWork. WeWork is still growing Glenn Petersen-Monday
5781SFTBY has been showing support at 38.82 and resistance at 45.30. Moving averagesAlejandroo Green-August 8
5780More details: SoftBank sold ARM, and FlipKart (a 60% gain you reported earlier)Sr K-August 7
5779SoftBank Is Said to Lead $3 Billion-Plus Round in Alibaba Ele.me By Lulu YilunGlenn Petersen-August 7
5778SFTBY reported earrings for Q1 up 49%.Sr K1August 7
5777Inside Masayoshi Son's secret meetings with the founders he picks for his $1Glenn Petersen1August 2
5776This No-Brand Startup Won $240 Million to Fight Amazon on Price and Quality BraGlenn Petersen-July 31
5775But SoftBank shares currently trade at a steep discount compared with the sum ofGlenn Petersen1July 16
5774 SoftBank investing $2.25 billion into GM's self-driving program Dan PrimaGlenn Petersen-May 31
5773on wsj.com for 5/31/2018: Warren Buffett earlier this year offered to invest $3Sr K-May 31
5772[youtube video] Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot Glenn Petersen1May 11
5771T-Mobile to Buy Sprint for $26.5 Billion in Bet on Networks By Nabila Ahmed andGlenn Petersen1April 30
5770Walmart top dollar to SoftBank for Flipkart: 60% returns on $2.5 bn in eight monGlenn Petersen-April 28
5769T-Mobile Advances Toward Deal for Sprint at $24 Billion By Nabila Ahmed, DineshGlenn Petersen-April 27
5768 A Sprint-T-Mobile deal is back on the table: Make Masa an Offer He Can't RGlenn Petersen-April 12
5767SoftBank Borrows $8 Billion Backed by Alibaba Holding By Donal Griffin, Ruth DaGlenn Petersen-April 9
5766SoftBank moves into lithium with Canada mine investment Japanese conglomerate tGlenn Petersen-April 8
5765SoftBank leads $450M investment in Paytm’s e-commerce business techcrunch.comJakeStraw-April 4
5764Softbank is hoping to consolidate Ola and Uber in India: Message 31548750Glenn Petersen-March 29
5763The Saudis have been talking about diversifying their asset base for at least 15Glenn Petersen-March 28
5762This is all going according to plan for the Saudis.. I posted about this quite aThe Black Swan-March 28
5761 Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Plan World's Largest Solar Project By Vivian NeGlenn Petersen-March 28
5760More Game of Thrones moves in the ride-sharing industry, with Softbank in the ceGlenn Petersen-March 25
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
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