Taizo Son

Co-Founder at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Taizo Son

Taizo Son

Co-Founder at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Visionnaire Ventures, Inc.
Son Investment Godo Kaisha
Mistletoe Japan GK

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315

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

09/1972

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

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President & Chief Executive Officer at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Executive General Manager, International Business Division at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer, Director & General Manager-Finance & Accounting at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Senior General Manager-Online Division at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

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Director & Chief Compliance Officer at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Managing Partner (Japan) Visionnaire Ventures, Inc at Visionary Ventures Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Visionnaire Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Fove, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Fove, Inc.

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SoftBank Group Corp. operates as a holding company which engages in the management of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank, Arm, Brightstar, and others. The SoftBank Vision Fund segment engages in the investment business. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The Brightstar segment engages in the distribution of mobile devices overseas. The Other segment includes Smartphone payments business, Alternative investment business, Fund business in Latin America and operation of the baseball team. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1996 - Current

Son Investment Godo Kaisha provides online entertainment services. The company was founded in 1996 by Taizo Son and is headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Japan.

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
2009 - Current

Movida Japan, Inc is an accelerator specializing in startup investments. The comany primarily invests in areas related to smart phones, digital contents distribution, social media, cloud related innovations, social curation, smart robots, and education. The firm provides an initial investment of JPY 5 million (USD 0.05 million) in exchange for convertible bonds. Movida Japan, Inc was established on May 19, 2009 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Movida Japan gets involved in the investment, business and strategy planning, design, and management of start-up companies. When investing the company expect start-ups to have the passion to want to change the world for the better, and a specific idea of how to accomplish that.

Co-Founder
Current

GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment, an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GungHo Online Entertainment. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet and MMO-style games for PC.

Boards & Committees
Representative Director
2010 - Current
Co-Founder & Chairman
Current

Visionnaire Ventures makes investments in technology companies across the world, primarily in the US and Japan. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning, robotic automation, visual perception, agricultural & digital health, mobile, big data, and IoT. Visionnaire Ventures provides financing for seed, early and growth stage capital requirements.

Outside Director
Current

Life is Tech, Inc. operates as a holding company that specializes in software development. It designs, develops, and operates Life is Tech!, a programming and information technology (IT) education application. The company also engages in the planning and organizing of IT workshops and entertainment support programs. The company was founded by Yusuke Mizuno and Yuta Komori on July 6, 2010 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Founders' success is often defined by their physical location. Tapping into top startup ecosystems need expensive relocation and time. LIFT99 connects startup founders across borders by sharing unique knowhow through an invite-only online platform. Founders connect over burning topics like fundraising, entering new markets, hiring, etc. LIFT99 supports founders across their lifecycle and uses behavioral and company data to provide the highest value to founders. The online platform is supported by physical co-growing centers in emerging markets (CEE) and founder-focused events.

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Creww Inc. is a holding company that operates an online community for entrepreneurs. It develops and manages an online database that works as a startups’ corporate site. The firm’s database offers information that startups need to publish such as recruitment, press archives and activities. The company was founded by Ijichi Sorato and Youichi Ogino in 2012 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Plantio, Inc. provides healthy food services. The company was founded by Takayoshi Serizawa, Kentarou Fujimoto, Akihiro Yamada and Taizo Son and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #30
2014
Forbes Asia - Japan's 50 Richest
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