Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn CEO and president of SoftBank Group Masayoshi Son delivers a briefing on the company’s earnings in Feb. 2020.Credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images Softbank, it seems, only has two modes: big wins and big losses. The international investment firm suffered billions in high-profile losses over the past year, and then its signature Vision Fund announced its best-ever quarter in September. The Japanese investor has also made big investments in China. This week, The Wire took a step back to see the plethora of investments that SoftBank has made over its nearly four decades — zooming in on some key investments and partners in China’s orbit. Where SoftBank Plants Its Seeds Number of companies in which SoftBank is actively invested, broken down by country. “Others” includes 25 more countries, such as the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Singapore, where SoftBank has 14, 14, and 12 investments, respectively.Data: Pitchbook Though SoftBank is based in Japan, a majority of the companies it invests in are in the United States and China. The world’s two largest economies have each developed a hot startupSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.