SoftBank sells off Vision Fund assets as Son pivots to AI, chips

SoftBank sells off Vision Fund assets as Son pivots to AI, chips
Masayoshi Son. (Image: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)
Bloomberg
By Min Jeong Lee(Bloomberg) -- SoftBank Group Corp.’s flagship Vision Fund has quietly sold off or written down billions of dollars’ worth of its publicly-listed holdings in recent years, a sign of founder Masayoshi Son’s shift away from the venture capital deals that were once an obsession and toward strategic investments in semiconductors and artificial intelligence (AI).Since the end of 2021, the world’s biggest startup fund has seen its US-listed portfolio shrink by almost US$29 billion (NZ$48.1b) as it sold down sta...

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