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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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5821[graphic]Glenn Petersen-April 14
5820Inside SoftBank's push to rule the road Heather Somerville and Paul LienertGlenn Petersen-April 14
5819SoftBank to Seek $15 Billion More for Its Huge Tech Fund By Giles Turner and Glenn Petersen-April 3
5818“We believe SoftBank can bring order to chaos in ride-sharing,” he said. “We estGlenn Petersen-March 31
5817Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is a mechanical ostrich that loads pallets The laGlenn Petersen-March 29
5816Grab confirms $1.46B investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund Jon Russell@jonrussGlenn Petersen-March 7
5815SoftBank’s Vision Fund invests $1.5B in Chinese second-hand car startup ChehaoduJakeStraw-February 28
5814There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors JakeStraw-February 21
5813Despite Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia unlikely to lose U.S. investments Dan Primack, Glenn Petersen-February 14
5812Driverless delivery startup Nuro gets $940 million SoftBank investment Reuters Glenn Petersen-February 11
5811SoftBank's investment fund dumps entire $3.6 billion stake in Nvidia SoftBanGlenn Petersen-February 6
5810SoftBank's ARM Spends Big to Meet Son's Connected World Dream By Ian KGlenn Petersen-January 14
5809Armed with a crystal ballMasayoshi Son wants Arm’s blueprints to power all tech Glenn Petersen-January 6
5808Recapping a year of highs and lows for SoftBank 11 analyses of SoftBank's 2Glenn Petersen-12/25/2018
5807SoftBank’s Vision Fund is preparing to invest $1 billion in Grab JakeStraw-12/21/2018
5806SoftBank’s investors pump the brakes on a WeWork takeover Masayoshi Son's iGlenn Petersen-12/20/2018
5805SoftBank mobile unit marks Japan's largest-ever IPO, but sinks more than 14 Glenn Petersen-12/19/2018
5804IPO date 12/19. Still time for changes.Julius Wong-12/17/2018
5803A conflicting story from the Bloomberg piece that I posted earlier. Message 319Glenn Petersen-12/17/2018
5802Brokerages scramble on tepid investor response over SoftBank IPO asia.nikkei.coJulius Wong-12/17/2018
5801SoftBank IPO Sees 2-3 Times Institutional Investor Demand By Takahiko Hyuga ,BGlenn Petersen-12/14/2018
5800Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see U.S. security approval for deal after Huawei conGlenn Petersen-12/14/2018
5799A Miami ‘unicorn’ is born — parking startup worth more than $1 billion after funGlenn Petersen-12/10/2018
5798SoftBank to Stick to IPO Price Amid Global Stock Selloff By Takahiko Hyuga BloGlenn Petersen-12/5/2018
5797Korean e-commerce firm Coupang raises $2 billion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund JoGlenn Petersen-11/20/2018
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