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Offices

Headquarter
Tokyo Shiodome Bldg., 1-9-1
Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-7303, JPN

People

Founder and CEO
Advisor
Director
Director
Director
Director
Representative Director, Executive Vice President
External Director
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Acquisitions

Total$2.6B
Sprint Nextel, 10/2012
eAccess, 10/2012 $2.6B

Investments

NeuroSky 11/2013
Snapdeal 8/2013
Openet 6/2012
Kingfish Labs 3/2012
Visual Revenue 1/2012
InMobi 9/2011
Yahoo! 11/1995

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SoftBank

SoftBank is a Japanese telecommunications and media corporation, headquartered in Tokyo and founded in 1981 by Masayoshi Son. With a market capitalization of around $20 billion, SoftBank is one of the biggest Internet-related companies in Asia.

SoftBank operates in various fields such as broadband infrastructure, e-commerce, Internet services, fixed-line telecommunications, mobile phone and web business, financial services and many more.

The company took over mobile phone operations from Vodafone Japan in 2006 and is currently No. 3 among the main three Japanese mobile phone carriers (behind NTT docomo and KDDI au).

Softbank is also the top shareholder of Yahoo Japan. The company partnered up with Apple in June 2008 and introduced Apple’s iPhone in the Japanese market on July 11, 2008.

SoftBank makes investments through Softbank Capital, the companies investing branch.

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Sources

  1. SoftBank buys Sprint: everything you need to know about the $20.1 billion acquisition (theverge.com) [edit]
  2. Japan’s Third Largest Carrier, Softbank, To Acquire Fourth Placed eAccess In Share Swap Worth $2.6BN (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. NeuroSky Receives Investment from SoftBank (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. Snapdeal Raises $75 Million From Softbank (medianama.com) [edit]
  5. One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japan’s NS Solutions (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Kingfish Labs Raises $500,000 To Turn Facebook Profiles Into Dating Profiles And Mutual Friends Into Matchmakers (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  7. Investing $1.7M into the Data Driven Newsroom (visualrevenue.com) [edit]
  8. Softbank Pumps $200 Million Into Mobile Ad Network Company InMobi (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. SOFTBANK JOINS REUTERS IN YAHOO ROUND OF FUNDING (cbronline.com) []
  10. SoftBank raises Sprint offer, wins key shareholder support (reuters.com) [edit]
    Softbank close $21.6B merger (pcworld.com) [edit]
    Supercell Dominates The Realm: Game Maker Sells A 51%, $1.53B Stake To SoftBank and GungHo Online (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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