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Marcelo Claure

Marcelo Claure

Bolivian chief executive officer, former CEO of Sprint & Sprint Corporation

Is a technology entrepreneur, businessman, and investor.

Currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of SoftBank Group International and chief operating officer (COO) of SoftBank Group Corporation.

As COO of SoftBank Group, a technology investment company, Claure oversees portfolio companies such as Boston Dynamics, Arm Holdings, Fortress, SB Energy, and WeWork.

Claure is a SoftBank Group Investment Committee member.

He also heads the $5 billion SoftBank Latin America Fund and SB Opportunity Fund, a $100 million fund dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs of color. He is executive chairman of WeWork.

Claure previously served as Sprint's President and CEO from 2014 until 2018, and as executive chairman from 2018 until 2020.

Raúl Marcelo Claure was born in Guatemala on December 9, 1970 to Bolivian parents.

When he was two years old his family moved to Morocco, then to the Dominican Republic before moving to La Paz.

He subsequently transferred to Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance.

He has an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Sciences from Bentley University.

Claure resides in Miami, Florida.

He has six children, including four daughters with his wife Jordan Engard, whom he married in 2005.

He has a son and a daughter from a previous marriage.

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January 1, 1970
Marcelo Claure was born in La Paz.

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Connie Loizos
September 18, 2021
TechCrunch
SoftBank has been on a tear in Latin America. The Japanese investment conglomerate just announced it has launched its second Latin America-focused fund with a $3 billion capital commitment from the company that may grow as the fund explores "options to raise additional capital," according to SoftBank. The vehicle follows hot on the heels of [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
September 14, 2021
TechCrunch
SoftBank Group Corp. is doubling down on its commitment to Latin America. Today, the Japanese investment conglomerate is announcing the launch of the SoftBank Latin America Fund II, its second dedicated private investment fund focused on tech companies located in LatAm. SoftBank is launching the new fund with an initial $3 billion commitment. "Fund II [...]
Matt Burns
February 2, 2021
TechCrunch
Miami tech is in a nascent phase to the outside world, and it allows the locals and newcomers to learn from major tech hubs' mistakes and decidedly do things differently.
Fatma Khaled
January 29, 2021
Business Insider
Softbank's COO says the Florida city has the right quality of life and tax structure to support a bigger tech city.
Meghan Morris
November 22, 2019
Business Insider
Two of the executives came from SoftBank, which has named new male executives at two of its troubled portfolio companies in the last two months.
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