SoftBank Capital is an independent venture capital firm in New York that is focused on high growth technology based businesses benefiting from the rapid deployment and adoption of broadband and mobile technologies. Founded 1995 by four partners: Ron Fisher, Eric Hippeau, Steve Murray, and Michael Perlis, it is the investment branch of the Japanese telecom company, SoftBank Corp. The firm invests in disruptive early stage technology-driven companies and telecom businesses. Since 2015, it does not actively make investments, but it continues to oversee its prior portfolio. In 2013, it created a $250 million growth fund for companies such as Alibaba and MediaTek.
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