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KKR to make more bets on Japan's cloud software startups

Backer of ByteDance and Gojek beefs up tech talent pool in Asia

KKR has strengthened its tech team in mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. (Photo by Yasunori Okamura)

TOKYO -- U.S. private equity giant KKR plans to ramp up investment in Japan's cloud-based software startups, the latest sign that investors believe businesses will continue to adopt digital services to tackle labor shortages.

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