SoftBank Group Corp. is engaged in various businesses in the information industry, including the provision of mobile and internet services in Japan and the US. The company is also a holding company for businesses ranging from cloud services and self-driving cars to energy trading. Softbank has funded some of the world’s largest and most successful start-up technology companies, with early investments in Yahoo, Alibaba and Huffington Post, among other notable deals. Since the start of 2017, SoftBank has made substantial investments in businesses ranging from ride sharing, co-working and robotics to agriculture, cancer detection and autonomous driving.