Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund has poured billions into startups around the world, but so far made zero investments in his home country of Japan. SoftBank Group Corp. is now hiring an investment professional whose job would be to change that.
SoftBank Investment Advisers, a unit that operates the Vision Fund, is looking to fill an investment vice president position in Tokyo, according to a job listing posted on LinkedIn. The new person will “research and recommend companies for SoftBank to invest in or acquire in Japan,” it said. A Vision Fund spokesman confirmed that the company is hiring for the role.