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Investments

530

Portfolio Exits

80

Funds

7

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

2

About SoftBank Group

The SoftBank Group is a global technology player that aspires to drive the Information Revolution by supporting disruptive entrepreneurs. The SoftBank Group is comprised of the holding company SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984) and its global portfolio of companies, which includes advanced telecommunications, media and Internet services, robotics and clean energy technology providers.

SoftBank Group Headquarter Location

1-9-1 Higashi-shimbashi Minato-ku

Tokyo, 105 7303,

Japan

+81 3 6889 2000

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Find SoftBank Group in 6 Expert Collections, including Real Estate Tech.

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The Edge Computing Landscape

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Latest SoftBank Group News

SoftBank to Expand Vision Fund Staff for More Japan Investment

Jan 24, 2022

8:44 AM IST, 24 Jan 2022 6:00 AM IST, 24 Jan 2022 8:44 AM IST, 24 Jan 2022 Save (Bloomberg) -- SoftBank Group Corp. plans to expand the Japan investment team for its Vision Fund, adding staff and stepping up deal-making after putting little of its money into its home country in the past. (Bloomberg) -- SoftBank Group Corp. plans to expand the Japan investment team for its Vision Fund, adding staff and stepping up deal-making after putting little of its money into its home country in the past. Founder Masayoshi Son raised about $100 billion for his first Vision Fund and has allocated $51 billion for a second, but he has made most of his investments overseas, particularly in the U.S. and China. Only two of his investments have been in domestic startups. That is beginning to change however. The Vision Fund team in Japan, overseen by Kentaro Matsui, is actively hiring to expand beyond its current size of four members. It’s looking to fill positions for analysts, associates and vice presidents, although there is no fixed target for the number of hires in the future, according to a spokesperson for SoftBank Investment Advisers. The regional breakdown of SoftBank’s portfolio is 42% in the Americas, 28% in Europe, and 15% in China. However, the Chinese government has increasingly tightened regulations on technology companies and SoftBank will likely need to diversify its investments in the future. “Japan is the world’s third largest economy and presents a compelling opportunity for high-growth tech companies,” Matsui said, in written response to questions. “We believe Japan is emerging as a center of technology innovation, particularly in sectors such as biotech and frontier tech, which are poised to drive growth in the modern economy. We are tracking its growth closely and will continue to look for opportunities to grow our team and presence in the region.” SoftBank’s made one investment in Japan by taking a stake in the pharmaceuticals startup Aculys Pharma LLC . It also invested in SODA Inc., a startup that operates an online marketplace for sneakers and streetwear. In an interview with Bloomberg, Aculys CEO Kazunari Tsunaba said the investment by the Vision Fund was important and valuable for the startup. He said the firm is considering an alliance with a U.S. sleep-focused company that Vision Fund has invested in, without specifying the target name. ©2022 Bloomberg L.P.

SoftBank Group Investments

530 Investments

SoftBank Group has made 530 investments. Their latest investment was in 6sense as part of their Series E on January 1, 2022.

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SoftBank Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/20/2022

Series E

6sense

$200M

Yes

3

1/19/2022

Series C

Big Health

$75M

Yes

3

1/18/2022

Series C

Pixis

$100M

Yes

3

1/13/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

1/11/2022

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

1/20/2022

1/19/2022

1/18/2022

1/13/2022

1/11/2022

Round

Series E

Series C

Series C

Series B

Series D

Company

6sense

Big Health

Pixis

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Amount

$200M

$75M

$100M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

3

3

10

10

SoftBank Group Portfolio Exits

80 Portfolio Exits

SoftBank Group has 80 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SenseTime on December 30, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/30/2021

IPO

14

12/7/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

2

12/6/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

8

12/2/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

11/18/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

12/30/2021

12/7/2021

12/6/2021

12/2/2021

11/18/2021

Exit

IPO

Acq - Pending

Reverse Merger

Reverse Merger

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

14

2

8

10

10

SoftBank Group Acquisitions

24 Acquisitions

SoftBank Group acquired 24 companies. Their latest acquisition was Flipkart on July 12, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/12/2021

Other

$99M

$6,186.05M

Corporate Majority - IV

4

10/23/2019

Debt

$99M

$11,614.53M

Corporate Majority

54

10/9/2019

$99M

Corporate Majority

2

5/8/2019

Other

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$99M

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10

2/1/2019

Other

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

7/12/2021

10/23/2019

10/9/2019

5/8/2019

2/1/2019

Investment Stage

Other

Debt

Other

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$6,186.05M

$11,614.53M

$99M

Note

Corporate Majority - IV

Corporate Majority

Corporate Majority

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Sources

4

54

2

10

10

SoftBank Group Fund History

7 Fund Histories

SoftBank Group has 7 funds, including Softbank Opportunity Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/10/2021

Softbank Opportunity Fund II

$50M

1

11/15/2019

Softbank Vision Fund II

$99M

10

3/7/2019

SoftBank Innovation Fund

$99M

10

12/4/2018

SoftBank Vision Fund

$99M

10

5/23/2014

SB ISAT Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

6/10/2021

11/15/2019

3/7/2019

12/4/2018

5/23/2014

Fund

Softbank Opportunity Fund II

Softbank Vision Fund II

SoftBank Innovation Fund

SoftBank Vision Fund

SB ISAT Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$50M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

SoftBank Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

SoftBank Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. SoftBank Group recently partnered with u-blox on November 11, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/3/2021

Partner

u-blox

Switzerland

SoftBank and u-blox to Develop Global GNSS Augmentation Services

As a one-stop-shop for all the required hardware and service components , including their GNSS augmentation service , u-blox is the ideal partner to help SoftBank and ALES Corp. achieve our vision of global expansion . ''

1

10/21/2021

Partner

in3D

United States

1

10/14/2021

Vendor

Nokia

Finland

Nokia Deploys Shared 5G Network With SoftBank And KDDI In Japan

We have a long-standing partnership with both SoftBank and KDDI and are excited to work collaboratively with them on this project .

4

9/30/2021

Vendor

SES

Luxembourg

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10

9/30/2021

Partner

SES

Luxembourg

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10

Date

11/3/2021

10/21/2021

10/14/2021

9/30/2021

9/30/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

u-blox

in3D

Nokia

SES

SES

Country

Switzerland

United States

Finland

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

News Snippet

SoftBank and u-blox to Develop Global GNSS Augmentation Services

As a one-stop-shop for all the required hardware and service components , including their GNSS augmentation service , u-blox is the ideal partner to help SoftBank and ALES Corp. achieve our vision of global expansion . ''

Nokia Deploys Shared 5G Network With SoftBank And KDDI In Japan

We have a long-standing partnership with both SoftBank and KDDI and are excited to work collaboratively with them on this project .

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Sources

1

1

4

10

10

SoftBank Group Service Providers

2 Service Providers

SoftBank Group has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Shareholder Liquidity, Acq - P2P, Corporate Majority - II, Series B, Series D, Corporate Minority, and Corporate Majority

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Shareholder Liquidity, Acq - P2P, Corporate Majority - II, Series B, Series D, Corporate Minority, and Corporate Majority

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Provider Type

Investment Bank

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Service Type

Financial Advisor

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SoftBank Group Team

36 Team Members

SoftBank Group has 36 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Marcelo Claure.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Marcelo Claure

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Current

Rajeev Misra

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President

Current

Michel Combes

President

Current

Christopher Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Navneet Govil

Chief Financial Officer, Managing Partner

Current

Name

Marcelo Claure

Rajeev Misra

Michel Combes

Christopher Cooper

Navneet Govil

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President

President

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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