Everyone in the venture business is paying attention to Masayoshi Son and his gargantuan $100 billion checkbook. Bloomberg News takes a close look at the man, though the profile is sparse on personal details and inner workings of the firm, this one paragraph is pretty insightful.
Son’s staff does due diligence before he meets with startup founders. So he has a good sense of whether he wants to invest before the meeting starts. His questions are usually focused on prodding founders to think more broadly about opportunities.
In other words, if you are invited to meet with him, you are going to get the money, unless you blow it.