Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is looking for ways build up its big data and artificial intelligence capabilities. While widening its global presence with its partners, the company is also deepening its big data technology and artificial intelligence capabilities to become a global leader in smart transportation and automotive technology.

The Beijing-based company raised $5.5 billion this April, giving the company a value of $50 billion. It now has a presence all over the world, having invested in a number of taxi hailing companies on multiple continents.

In Southeast Asia, Didi and SoftBank invested $2 billion in ride-hail company Grab this July. In August, Didi partnered with Dubai-based Careem to make a move into the Middle East and North Africa and invested in Taxify, which currently serves 2.5 million users across 18 countries in Europe and Africa. Before Careem, Didi led a $100 million investment in Brazilian company 99.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com