SoftBank Vision Fund has its pedal to the metal in more ways than one. On stage at the Milken Institute Global Conference yesterday, the CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisors, Rajeev Misra, reportedly disclosed plans to double the size of the investment arm from 400 employees to 800 employees over the next 18 months.
That’s a lot of people — especially considering that last September, one of its managing directors, Jeffrey Housenbold, told us that the organization employed 86 people across offices in Tokyo, London, and San Carlos, Ca.
Then again, much has happened in the seven months since that sit-down. For one thing, SoftBank — which had been flying its managing directors back and forth to China to kick the tires on potential deals —