SoftBank Vision Fund was founded in 2017 by Masayoshi Son. The firm is part of the SoftBank Group, a major Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company. With more than $100 billion under management, the firm has the distinction of being the world's largest technology-focused venture capital firm. In 2019, the company founded the Vision Fund 2. The combined value of both funds, as of March 2021, is more than $150 billion. Headquartered in London, the fund also has major offices in Silicon Valley and Tokyo, with smaller offices around East Asia and the Middle East.
SoftBank Vision Fund maintains a diverse portfolio, investing in companies across a wide range of industries, including fintech, health tech, and edtech, though the firm states that the artificial intelligence industry is a major focus. SoftBank Vision Fund has invested in a number of notable companies that have gone public through an IPO, including Uber, Nvidia, Opendoor, Coupang, Aurora, Grab, and 10x.