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SoftBank Group

SoftBank Group

A multinational conglomerate holding company investing in businesses and technologies.

SoftBank Group is a multinational conglomerate holding company investing is business and technologies that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 1981 by Masayoshi Son. The companies global portfolio consists of companies operating in several industries which include: telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy. As of March 31, 2019 Softbank Group has 76,866 employees, 1302 subsidiaries, 423 associates, 26 joint ventures, net sales of $9,602.2 billion, an operating income of $2,353.9 billion, and a net income of $1,411.2 billion. Notable companies held by SoftBank group include: Arm Holdings, Boston Dynamics, Yahoo Japan, Fortress Investment Group, Alibaba, Ola, Renren, Hike, Snapdeal, and WeWork.

History

Founded as a telecommunications company, SoftBank also runs businesses in e-commerce, finance, broadband, and marketing. SoftBank is headed by chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.



SoftBank is scheduled to launch on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 19, 2018. The company's IPO is valued at 2.4 trillion yen.



Timeline

July 26, 2019

SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund with LPs including Microsoft, Apple and Foxconn. 

December 10, 2018

SoftBank's IPO reaches $23.5 billion

October 1, 1984

SoftBank, formerly Japan Telecom Co, LTD, is founded

Funded Companies

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ByteDance's is a Chinese AI company focused on content delivery.

Zymergen, founded in 2013 and located in Emeryville, California, is a technology company providing organisms engineering services. Their biotechnology labs rely on advanced manufacturing technologies, machine learning techniques, and genomics to accelerate the design, build, test cycle of microorganisms.

A company operating an online marketplace for products such as mobile devices, electronics, apparel and accessories.

WeWork is a company providing shared workspaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startup companies, small businesses and large enterprises.

Creditas is a Brazilian financial technology firm offering secured consumer loans.

An insurance technology company using artificial intelligence and behavioural economics to offer home and renters insurance.

QuintoAndar is a Brazilian company who offers an online rental platform which allows renters to find a rental without a co-signer, deposit or rental insurance and offers landlords protection against insolvent renters.

A biotechnology company offering a genomics platform supporting scientific research into life sciences such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience.

Policybazaar is a company operating as an insurance aggregator website. It provides comparative analysis of insurance products and financial services from insurance companies.

Grab is a technology company providing a ride-hailing platform for booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through a mobile device.

Delhivery is a Gurgaon-based hospitality company.

Kabbage is a financial technology and data company offering loans for small businesses.

Rappi is a delivery service company operating in Latin American countries.

One97 is a mobile-internet company providing mobile content and commerce services to mobile consumers.

Nuro is a company that develops self-driving vehicles designed for local goods transportation.

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