Where Is SoftBank Investing In Asia?

Oct 11 21:10 2018 Print This Article

Japanese tech and telecom giant SoftBank invests out of a huge $100B fund. While its investments now span the globe, the company has always maintained a focus on Asia.

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The top 3 Asian cities with companies that have received Softbank investments:

Seoul, Korea: Japan’s Softbank has invested in 20+ companies based in the Seoul region, including B2B meat wholesaler, Meatbox, and electronic parts manufacturer, Derkwoo.

Beijing, China: Softbank has invested in popular ride-hailing service, Didi, as well as Android app store, Wandoujia.

Shanghai, China: Softbank invested in King Yee.

First announced in October 2016, the SoftBank Vision Fund is one of the largest tech investment funds in history. This graphic above shows investments made by SoftBank Group and is inclusive of the Vision Fund.

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