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Softbank Group Corp
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Unmoderated
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

Investor relations: softbank.jp

Financial statements and filings: softbank.jp


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5863I'll switch more of my BABA to SFTBY. It seems to me that BABA has been rPaul Senior-January 10
5862The next home for Sprint may be Comcast. Internal T-Mobile documents show the cGlenn Petersen-12/26/2019
5861thanks for the post. it seems like all the articles about about Softbank are neMadharry-12/18/2019
5860The stock is selling at a huge discount. The write downs get all of the press coGlenn Petersen-12/17/2019
5859I am happy with the discount. I see that its not followed at all here. . im ok wMadharry-12/17/2019
5858Read the memo dog-walking start-up Wag's CEO sent employees about SoftBank wGlenn Petersen-12/9/2019
5857After WeWork, SoftBank’s Startup Bookkeeping Draws Scrutiny In some cases, SoftGlenn Petersen-11/27/2019
5856Spot deployed: [tweet]Glenn Petersen-11/26/2019
5855More developments at WeWork: WeWork lays off 2,400 employees Published Thu, NoGlenn Petersen-11/22/2019
5854DoorDash, a Softbank success story: Message 32412841Glenn Petersen-11/11/2019
5853SoftBank Reveals $6.5 Billion Loss From Uber, WeWork Turmoil By Pavel Alpeyev Glenn Petersen-11/6/2019
5852Fair, the SoftBank-backed car subscription startup, lays off 40% of staff, sacksGlenn Petersen-11/1/2019
5851SoftBank Vision Fund Planning Writedown of at Least $5 Billion By Gillian Tan Glenn Petersen-10/24/2019
5850SoftBank to take control of WeWork: Sources Published 17 min agoUpdated MomentsGlenn Petersen-10/21/2019
5849WeWork pulls IPO filing Published 5 hours agoUpdated 4 hours ago Annie Palmer@aGlenn Petersen-9/30/2019
5848Uber should work out in the long run. I was never impressed with WeWork’s buGlenn Petersen-9/22/2019
5847I think its premature to assess whether softbank overpaid for its uber investmenMadharry-9/20/2019
5846WeWork delays IPO after frosty investor response Reuters September 16, 2019 (RGlenn Petersen-9/18/2019
5845SoftBank Backers Rethink Role in Next Vision Fund on WeWork By Gillian Tan andGlenn Petersen-9/17/2019
5844Some major corporate governance changes at WeWork as its valuation takes anotherGlenn Petersen-9/13/2019
5843SoftBank asks WeWork to shelve its IPO Published Mon, Sep 9 2019 6:24 PM EDTUpGlenn Petersen-9/10/2019
5842Another haircut for Softbank: WeWork Targets $20 Billion to $30 Billion IPO ValGlenn Petersen-9/5/2019
5841SoftBank is more than $600 million underwater on its Uber investment as stock hiGlenn Petersen-9/4/2019
5840SoftBank reportedly plans to lend employees as much as $20 billion to invest in Glenn Petersen-8/17/2019
5839This will not end well (IMHO): WeWork files for long-awaited IPO Dan Primack AGlenn Petersen-8/14/2019
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