SoftBank

Softbank is a provider of mobile internet, broadband, fixed-line telecommunication services for residential and commercial sectors. Read more

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SoftBank

Softbank is a provider of mobile internet, broadband, fixed-line telecommunication services for residential and commercial sectors. Read more

Masayoshi Son's photo - Chairman & CEO of SoftBank

Chairman & CEO

Masayoshi Son

CEO Approval Rating

58/100

Founded:

1981

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyTokyo Stock Exchange9984

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NTT Group is one of SoftBank's top competitors. NTT Group is a Public company that was founded in Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture in 1985. NTT Group is in the Telecommunications Equipment field. NTT Group has 283,629 more employees vs. SoftBank.

KDDI is perceived as one of SoftBank's biggest rivals. KDDI was founded in 1984 in Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture. KDDI competes in the Telecommunications Equipment industry. KDDI generates $33.1B more revenue than SoftBank.

NTT DOCOMO is a top competitor of SoftBank. NTT DOCOMO's headquarters is in Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture, and was founded in 1992. NTT DOCOMO competes in the Telecommunication Services field. NTT DOCOMO generates 258% of SoftBank's revenue.

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SoftBank Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$16.7B

SoftBank's revenue is the ranked 5th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 42.1B. Over the last three quarters, SoftBank's revenue has grown by 22.3%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $13.4B; in Q3 2020, it was $12.8B; in Q2 2020, it was $10.9B.

SoftBank Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION

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Mobile Services Business, Line Corp

Jan 2018

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undisclosed
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Schaft

Jun 2017

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undisclosed
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Boston Dynamics, Inc.

Jun 2017

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undisclosed
Boston Dynamics is a designer and developer of AI-based autonomous robots for the defense, warehousing and intralogistics sectors.
Fortress Investment Group, LLC

Feb 2017

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$3.3B
Fortress is an asset-based investment management firm that focuses on investing and managing real estate assets, private equity and hedge funds.
Arm Holdings

Jul 2016

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$32.4B
ARM is a semiconductor firm that designs and develops microprocessors, cell libraries, embedded memories and related tools.

These are all the companies that SoftBank has acquired. SoftBank has acquired 8 companies and its latest acquisition was Mobile Services Business, Line Corp in Jan 2018.

SoftBank Funding History

Since SoftBank was founded in 1981, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total SoftBank has raised $95.7B. SoftBank's last funding round was on Feb 2021 for a total of $900.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Investment Fund
Feb 2021
$900M
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Investment Fund
Jul 2020
$700M
Investment Fund
Jun 2020
$100M
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Investment Fund
Jul 2018
$1B
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Investment Fund
May 2017
$93B
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Since SoftBank was founded in 1981, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total SoftBank has raised $95.7B. SoftBank's last funding round was on Feb 2021 for a total of $900.0M

SoftBank Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

OneWeb is an England-based operator of 650 low earth orbit satellites that provides broadband connectivity services for maritime, aviation and government entities.
$550M
Apr 26, 2021
Equity
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Better Mortgage is a New York-based online lending platform that provides loan refinance, mortgages, title and homeowners insurance solutions.
$500M
Apr 08, 2021
Debt
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Autostore is a Norway-based warehouse automation company that designs and manufactures robotic systems for the logistic sector across the globe.
$2.8B
Apr 05, 2021
Equity
Jun 01, 2019
PlanA is a SaaS-based platform that develops and provides carbon monitoring and ESG management solutions for industrial applications.
$3M
Mar 08, 2021
Venture Round
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Loggi is an online delivery platform that offers courier and last-mile delivery services for E-commerce retailers and restaurants.
$205M
Feb 28, 2021
Series F
-

These are all the companies that SoftBank has invested in. SoftBank has invested 8 companies and its latest investment was Mobile Services Business, Line Corp in Jan 2018.

SoftBank News

April 28, 2021FE Investegate

Trading update

7:01 AM: (FIPP) Trading update... See more »
April 28, 2021FierceBiotech

SoftBank leads funding that could net up to $525M for Exscientia's AI drug platform

SoftBank leads funding that could net up to $525M for Exscientia's AI drug platform aalidrus Wed, 04/... See more »
April 27, 2021MarketScreener

funding propels U.S. shares of Brazil's Afya to near 3-month high

(marketscreener.com) U.S.-listed shares of Afya Ltd hit their highest in nearly three months in after... See more »
April 27, 2021LAVCA

SoftBank to Invest BRL822m in Afya

SoftBank, through its Latin America Fund, has agreed to invest BRL822m (USD150m) in educational compa... See more »
April 24, 2021Telecomlive

Report

Mapbox, a location data services provider, is in talks to go public through a merger with a blank-che... See more »
April 23, 2021CompanyNews HQ

Notice Concerning Absorption-type Merger of Wholly Owned Subsidiary (Simplified Merger and Short-form Merger) | Press Releases | News | About Us | SoftBank

April 23, 2021SoftBank Corp. SoftBank Corp. (hereinafter, the "Company") hereby announces that at the... See more »
April 23, 2021MarketScreener

Announces External Director Appointments (PDF)

(marketscreener.com) Press Releases 2021 Redirecting to a PDF file. If you are not redirected automat... See more »

SoftBank Press Releases

March 18, 2021O'Dwyer's PR News

Ginsberg Withdraws from Softbank

Gary Ginsberg, who counseled president Clinton and News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch, has left his post... See more »
January 8, 2021Oil and Gas Press

Hyundai acquires controlling interest in Boston Dynamics, valued at $1.1 billion

Hyundai Motor Group and SoftBank Group Corp. (SoftBank) agreed on main terms of the transaction pursu... See more »
October 13, 2020PR Newswire

Equity Private Placement to SoftBank

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kahoot! AS ("Kahoot!" or the "Company") is pleased to ann... See more »
September 30, 2020PR Newswire

VTEX earns $1.7 billion valuation, becomes tech unicorn as major global brands flock to its collaborative commerce platform

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- VTEX, the world's first and only fully integrated commerce-m... See more »
May 14, 2020PR Newswire

4DReplay to provide 4DLive to Softbank's 5G Service

/PRNewswire/ -- 4DReplay, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, will be providing its 4DLive so... See more »
March 5, 2020Business Wire

SoftBank Robotics America Launches STREAM Learning Tool Tethys, Pairs with SoftBank Group Pepper Social Contribution Program

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #MeetPepper--Today, SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA) announced the l... See more »
November 12, 2019MarketersMedia

MarcoPolo Protocol(MAP), a peer-to-peer e-cash system blockchain project, was invested by SoftBank

MarcoPolo Protocol (MAP) announced that it received a strategic investment from Singapore Softbank In... See more »

SoftBank Videos

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January 26, 2021SoftBank Youtube Channel

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January 6, 2021SoftBank Youtube Channel

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SoftBank Headquarters

1-9-1 Higashi-shimbashi Tokyo Shiodome Building

Minato-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture105-7303

81-3-6889-2000

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Overview

Softbank is a provider of mobile internet, broadband, fixed-line telecommunication services for residential and commercial sectors. SoftBank was founded in 1981. SoftBank's headquarters is located in Minato-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture, JP 105-7303. It has ra...

CEO

SoftBank's Chairman & CEO, Masayoshi Son, currently has an approval rating of 58%. SoftBank's primary competitors are NTT Group, KDDI & NTT DOCOMO.

Website

softbank.jp

Frequently Asked Questions about SoftBank

  1. When was SoftBank founded?

    SoftBank was founded in 1981
  2. Who is SoftBank's CEO?

    SoftBank's CEO is Masayoshi Son
  3. How much revenue does SoftBank generate?

    SoftBank generates $16.7B in revenue
  4. How much funding does SoftBank have?

    SoftBank has historically raised $95.7B in funding
  5. Where is SoftBank's headquarters?

    SoftBank's headquarters is in Minato-ku Tōkyō Prefecture, JP
  1. How many employees does SoftBank have?

    SoftBank has 37,821 employees
  2. What sector does SoftBank operate in?

    SoftBank is in Telecommunication Services
  3. Who are SoftBank's competitors?

    SoftBank's top competitors are NTT Group, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO
  4. Who has SoftBank invested in?

    SoftBank's has invested in companies such as OneWeb, Better Mortgage, AutoStore