Our investment strategy includes:
- Developing technologies for current and new markets
- Understanding the potential for Cisco Advanced Technologies and other emerging technologies
- Creating new go–to–market relationships
- Obtaining targeted financial returns in a self-funded model
All investment targets are thoroughly analyzed for both business and technology fit. We invest indirectly by working with strong local and regional funds and acting as a lead investor to gain knowledge of deal and market best practices.
We pursue investment partnerships to combine the collective skills, market reach, and capabilities of Cisco with our global partners, so that we can better develop and deliver solutions to customers. We collaborate with partners who have strong local knowledge and a global outlook that can help us drive meaningful revenue growth and contributions within key markets.
While our U.S. investments remain strong, global markets are also critical to our overall strategy, with global investments representing a significant portion of our $2 billion portfolio to date. Major markets such as China, India, Israel, and Europe have been key areas for Cisco's active equity investment over many years.
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