Son has attracted more than $93 billion to his own Vision Fund technology investment vehicle, and has flagged his intention to raise further funding.
The comments reflect Son’s dealmaking ambitions which have shaken up the world of venture capital investment as he seems to quicken his fantasy of a future driven by artificial intelligence.
SoftBank didn’t immediately comment.
The Vision Fund’s biggest investments to date are in companies such as ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and also shared-office space company WeWork.
Son’s remarks about the speed of this raising of new funds echo similar comments he made to the Nikkei business daily last year.
Over a decade, over 1,000 companies will likely have received investments, ” he advised Nikkei.