Smart cities and artificial intelligence are recurring themes among SoftBank's investments. It's also focused on making big bets on perceived winners and encouraging partnerships between portfolio companies.
SoftBank is changing the investment game.
It raised the largest-ever investment fund at $100B, and makes $100M minimum commitments on Vision Fund investments.
SoftBank is using these big checks to pick winners across industries and build out an ecosystem of portfolio companies that can reinforce each other via partnerships.
Below, we identify some key themes from SoftBank’s portfolio, and where it sees the biggest opportunities, including smart cities and artificial intelligence.