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Softbank Group Corp
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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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5858Read the memo dog-walking start-up Wag's CEO sent employees about SoftBank wGlenn Petersen-last Monday
5857After WeWork, SoftBank’s Startup Bookkeeping Draws Scrutiny In some cases, SoftGlenn Petersen-November 27
5856Spot deployed: [tweet]Glenn Petersen-November 26
5855More developments at WeWork: WeWork lays off 2,400 employees Published Thu, NoGlenn Petersen-November 22
5854DoorDash, a Softbank success story: Message 32412841Glenn Petersen-November 11
5853SoftBank Reveals $6.5 Billion Loss From Uber, WeWork Turmoil By Pavel Alpeyev Glenn Petersen-November 6
5852Fair, the SoftBank-backed car subscription startup, lays off 40% of staff, sacksGlenn Petersen-November 1
5851SoftBank Vision Fund Planning Writedown of at Least $5 Billion By Gillian Tan Glenn Petersen-October 24
5850SoftBank to take control of WeWork: Sources Published 17 min agoUpdated MomentsGlenn Petersen-October 21
5849WeWork pulls IPO filing Published 5 hours agoUpdated 4 hours ago Annie Palmer@aGlenn Petersen-September 30
5848Uber should work out in the long run. I was never impressed with WeWork’s buGlenn Petersen-September 22
5847I think its premature to assess whether softbank overpaid for its uber investmenMadharry-September 20
5846WeWork delays IPO after frosty investor response Reuters September 16, 2019 (RGlenn Petersen-September 18
5845SoftBank Backers Rethink Role in Next Vision Fund on WeWork By Gillian Tan andGlenn Petersen-September 17
5844Some major corporate governance changes at WeWork as its valuation takes anotherGlenn Petersen-September 13
5843SoftBank asks WeWork to shelve its IPO Published Mon, Sep 9 2019 6:24 PM EDTUpGlenn Petersen-September 10
5842Another haircut for Softbank: WeWork Targets $20 Billion to $30 Billion IPO ValGlenn Petersen-September 5
5841SoftBank is more than $600 million underwater on its Uber investment as stock hiGlenn Petersen-September 4
5840SoftBank reportedly plans to lend employees as much as $20 billion to invest in Glenn Petersen-August 17
5839This will not end well (IMHO): WeWork files for long-awaited IPO Dan Primack AGlenn Petersen-August 14
5838T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved by Justice Department After over a year of Glenn Petersen-July 26
5837SoftBank is reportedly committing $40 billion for its second mega fund PublisheGlenn Petersen-July 25
5836Exclusive: U.S. clears SoftBank's $2.25 billion investment in GM-backed CruiGlenn Petersen-July 7
5835I think that the impact will be significantly greater than 3% to 4%. Sprint has Glenn Petersen-July 5
5834what impact do you think approval of sprint merger will have on softbank stock? Madharry-July 4
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