Show and tell: Softbank uses forums to prepare portfolio managers for IPOs

Vision Fund on its CFO network and the future of reporting.

Navneet Govil, managing partner and CFO of Softbank Vision Fund, explained how Softbank’s CFO network helps its 150 private portfolio companies prepare for the public markets. Forums designed as quasi roadshows let managers hear critical feedback in the months leading up to the initial public offering. Potential institutional investors listen, while other portfolio CFOs observe.

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