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Taizo Son

Taizo Son

A Japanese entrepreneur and businessman. His most well-known companies are Mistletoe and GungHo Online.

Taizo Son is a Japanese entrepreneur, businessman, and investor. He has been involved with businesses across various industries including games, media, and telecommunications.

Early Life

Son was born in Fukuoka, Japan on September 29, 1972 and is one of four children to his parents. He studied at the University of Tokyo from 1989 until 1993, earning multiple degrees in the fields of Business Administration, Business Reprocessing Engineering, and Economics, all of which were Bachelor 's degrees.

Career

In 2002, Son founded GungHo Online and launched mobile application which made him a billionaire, called Puzzles and Dragons. He founded his next company, a start-up accelerator called Movida, in 2009. Following this company, he founded a venture capital company called Mistletoe in 2013. The firm also acts as a hub for its portfolio companies.

In 2017, Son started to focus his attention on education. Working with companies in places such as Singapore and Estonia, he began investing in companies that focus on education and entrepreneurship.

Timeline

September 29, 1972
Taizo Son was born in Tosu.

People

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Further reading

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Serial Entrepreneur Taizo Son Finds A Welcoming Laboratory For His High-Tech Ideas

Forbes Asia

Web

May 2, 2018

What lured billionaire Taizo Son to Singapore from Tokyo

Akiko Fujita

Web

September 18, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Taizo Son, CEO of Mistletoe Inc, on his investment philosophy and role model

September 15, 2017

Companies

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References

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