A company which provides IT and telecommunication services like internet services, related software development etc.
Also provides application service provider services and ecommerce related services. Founded in 1981, it is headquartered in Tokyo. Its present CEO is Masayoshi Son. Employs around 70,336 people. As on 2014, the company is the world’s 86th largest company in terms of market capitalization. From 2009 to 2014, in 5 years the company’s market cap has risen by 557%. A company that believes in expansion, Softbank has over the years invested heavily in start-ups. The company’s corporate profile has many other companies like SoftBank BB, data center company IDC Frontier, gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment and the publishing company SB Creative. Also, it has alliances with various companies like Yahoo!, E-Trade, Ustream.tv and Morningstar.