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Venturous Group is a strategic capital group with a vision to power the second transformation of China driven by smart urbanization and digitization. To capture this transformation, Venturous Group is launching a US$ 1 bn strategic capital pool consisting of Hero Fund (US$ 200 mn) and future co-investment opportunities (US$ 800 mn). Hero Fund is the first hybrid real estate / technology fund. Designed to be self-hedging, it delivers asset-backed venture-like returns by investing in a balanced mix of Smart Town real estate development and technology companies working in a symbiotic fashion. Hero Fund deep-partners with IT services provider iSoftStone, civil engineering firm Arup and cities themselves to invest, develop and operate “show towns” of best 5G, AI and IoT technologies.