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, Inc.

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280

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

09/1972

Age

47

Number of Awards

1

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director 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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Executive General Manager, International Business Division at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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

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

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Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

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

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Co-Founder at Visionnaire Ventures LLC

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Director at GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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Chief Growth Officer at Mistletoe, 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, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund, and Brightstar. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. The Yahoo Japan segment engages in the business of Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices, and sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund segment provides mobile telecommunications services, sales of mobile handsets, and fixed-line telecommunications services. The The Brightstar segment provides, through Brightstar, distribution of mobile devices overseas. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Career History
Founder
2013 - Current

Mistletoe is an active manager which provides equity financing for early stage capital requirements as well as for venture capital funds. The firm targets wide range of sectors such as health technology, commercial services, and technology services, and industries such as biotechnology, information technology services, and internet software/services.

Co-Founder
2013 - 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.

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
2009 - Current
Boards & Committees
Representative Director
2010 - Current
Director
2000 - Prior

SOFTBANK BB Corp. provides broadband internet services. It offers Yahoo BB services, BB Phone for business applications, and authentication service using mobile phone. The company was founded in January, 2003 and is located in Tokyo, Japan.

Director
Prior

Supercell Oy develops mobile games for tablets and smartphones using iOS and Android operating systems. It produces combat strategy, epic strategy, and farm games. Supercell has developed four games-Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and Clash Royale. The company was founded by Ilkka Matias Paananen, Mikko Juhani Kodisoja, Niko Derome, Visa Forsten, Petri Styrman, and Lassi Leppinen in June 2010 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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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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Fove, Inc. manufactures eye tracking virtual headsets. The company was founded by Lochlainn Wilson and Yuka Kojima and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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