🔎 The nitty-gritty
GGV Capital has $9.2B in assets, having invested in companies like Grab, Bytedance, Alibaba, Airbnb, and more.
The US team. They’ll focus on North America, Latin America, Europe, and Israel.
The Asia team. They’ll invest in China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.
“Over the last decade, the investment landscape has shifted significantly, and the operating environment has become highly complex", said an announcement from the firm.
🦅 Big picture
Geopolitical tensions have not improved between the US and China.
The Biden administration restricted US investments in the Chinese AI, quantum computing, and semiconductor industries a few months ago.
🗓️ Will we see more splits?
Back in June, Sequoia Capital split their operations into three independent entities: US, China, and Southeast Asia and India firms.
While no official reason was provided, GGV’s split (and Sequoia’s) is a likely result of regulations and crackdowns between US and China.
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