Newton, Mass.--Softbank Capital Partners L.P. has hired Bill Burnham as a general partner. Mr. Burnham, a well-known authority on e-commerce, was previously an analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston. He will help Softbank Capital identify new investment opportunities. Softbank Capital is a division of Tokyo-based Softbank Corp., which holds major stakes in Ziff-Davis, Yahoo! and E*Trade Group.