Investors to Know

Early Seed/Angel
 

真格基金 - Zhen Fund

  • TMT focused fund, with investments in IOT, mobile internet, gaming, enterprise software, O2O, e-commerce, and education sectors.

  • Over 150 high-growth companies, such as Shiji Jiayuan (Nasdaq: DATE), Lightinthebox (Nasdaq: LITB), Jumei (NYSE: JMEI), 17zuoye, Meilele, Zhaogang.com, Dayima, and 51talk (IPO on June 2016)

  • Founder XiaoPing Xu’s investment theory for entrepreneurs: 1. What have you learned? 2. What have you accomplished? 3. Do you have influence?
     

 隆领投资 - Longling Capital

  • Angel that focuses on investing on internet companies.

  • Highest return of 600+ times on deals, total investment of  9.35 billion RMB, and 42 portfolio companies.

  • Founder Wensheng Cai has invested in more than 5 companies that went IPO, including 58 Tongcheng (58同城 NYSE:WUBA) in US, TTG Taotaogu (TTG 淘淘谷) in Austrilia, Forgame Holidng Ltd. (云游控股 00484. HK) & Feiyu Technology International Company Ltd. (飞鱼科技 01022.HK) in Hong Kong, and Baofeng Technology (暴风科技) in China.


Corporate Ventures/CVCs and other VCs
 

Alibaba Capital Partners - Alibaba Big Family  阿里巴巴生态圈

  • Venture arm of Alibaba Group, established in 2008. Mission is to create long-lasting wealth through strategic investment, M&A and business development. 151 deals and 3 members.

  • Invest in internet, mobile internet, healthcare, lifestyle, education, fintech, entertainment, hardware, agriculture, e-commerce, transportation and travel. It funds Series A, Series B, Series C and above, IPO, post-IPO, acquisitions, and strategic investment.

  • Largest investment round is on Jet ($140M Venture and $350M Series B), most famous deals are Didi Kuaidi & Xiaomi.
     

Tencent Collaboration Fund

  • It’s a investment platform for corporations under Tencent. Invest in internet games, social media, telecom & value-added services, e-commerce and new media. 283 deals and 32 members.

  • Recently acquired China Music Corp for $2.7billion. Largest acquisition is for Supercell at 8.6billion (publicly disclosed). Large investment rounds are Didi Chuxing for $4.5billion and Meituan-Dianping $3.3billion
     

Baidu Investment Department

  • Baidu IPO on Aug 5, 2005 (NASDAQ: BIDU), investing internet and mobile internet.

  • Recently acquired China Music Corp for $2.7billion. Largest acquisition is for Supercell at 8.6billion (publicly disclosed). Large investment rounds are Didi Chuxing for $4.5billion and Meituan-Dianping $3.3billion
     

IDG Capital Partners China

  • Focus on VC/PE investments. Fund size from $1 million to $100 million. 503 deals and 72 members.

  • Invest in consumer products, chain services, internet and wireless application, new media, education, healthcare, new energy, and innovation. It funds Seed, Pre-A, Series A,Series B, Series C and above, and Pre-IPO.

  • Many $100M and above rounds as lead investor in Chinese companies Zhaogang, Beibei, and Facishare.
     

Sequoia Capital China

  • Sequoia Capital is founded in 1972, has developed almost 30 funds and 10 billion under management. Sequoia Capital China has 8 funds of total 2.5 billion. 369 deals and 64 members.

  • Invest in high-growth companies with focus on technology/media, consumer/service, healthcare and new energy/recycle/innovation. It funds Seed, Pre-A, Series A,Series B, Series C and above.

  • Famous portfolio companies include Vip.com (唯品会 NYSE:VIPS), 360 (NYSE: QIHU), Meituan-Dianping, DJI (大疆创新- The Future of Possible) etc.
     

Matrix Partner China - 经纬创投-中国

  • Established in 2008. Headquater is in Beijing. 389 deals and 39 members.

  • Invest in renewal technology, education, energy, fintech, healthcare, internet and software. If funds Seed, Pre-A, Series A,Series B, Series C and above.

  • The team behind Matrix Partners China has been a part of the creation and growth of many influential businesses, including Focus Media, Eachnet, Baidu, iKang, 3g.cn, DivX, Kanghui Medical, P-Cube, AAC Acoustics, and others. Current portfolio includes promising companies such as 21ViaNet, Anjuke, Baofeng, BabyTree, Career International, Edan Instruments, DidiKuaidi, Liepin, Beisen, Koudai, Zhaogang, Eleme, Kingnet (Taiya), MoMo and Cheetah Mobile.


Most Active VCs in Asia Q1’16
 

  • VC-backed companies companies raised $6.5 billion. The biggest winner is fintech, Chinese mega-rounds propel Asia fintech funding. China accounted for US$2.4 billion of Asia fintech funding and 49 percent of fintech funding across all geographies, primarily as a result of US$1 billion+ funding rounds to JD Finance and Lu.com.

  • 500 Startups was the most active VC in Asia including China, having recently launched several Asia-focused microfunds from Q4’15 through Q1’16 (e.g. 500 Startups Japan, 500 Durians, 500 TukTuks and 500 Vietnam).
     

Most Active VC Investors in Asia Q1’16 Rank Investor Rank Investor
 

 1 500 Startups                             5 IDG Capital Partners

 2 Accel Partners                         10 Sequoia Capital India

 2 East Ventures                            10 IMJ Investment Partners

 4 CyberAgent Ventures               10 SAIF Partners

 5 Matrix Partners China             10 Blume Ventures

 5 BEENEXT                                    10 Ping An Ventures

 5 Gobi Partners                            10 Lightspeed Venture Partners

 5 Sequoia Capital China
 

 *Highlight are PE/VC that invest in China or Chinese investment firms

 Source: KPMG International and CB Insight