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HGI Finaves China is initiated by HGI Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment fund, and CEIBS, a business school established under an agreement between China’s trade ministry and the European Commission. It makes seed/angel round as well as Series A investments in the TMT, culture and creative, and consumer-related sectors in China.

Headquartered in Beijing and set up in 2006, China Growth Capital invests in early-stage internet startups in China and the US. As of May 2016, it has two USD-denominated funds and three RMB-denominated funds, valued around RMB 4 billion in total.

As part of Vertex Ventures Holdings, a member of Temasek Holdings and Singapore's oldest and largest venture capital firm, Vertex Ventures China focuses on investment in high-growth internet and technology startups across mainland China. Vertex Ventures Holdings has a capital of US$600 million. It also has offices in Singapore, the US and Israel; and investments in these regions as well as Asia.

China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG) is the largest privately owned investment group in China, with RMB 50 billion in registered capital. It was initiated by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and its Global Advisory Council includes the former prime ministers of France, Italy and Pakistan, and various other global experts and Nobel Prize winners.

China Merchants Capital (CMC), the investment management platform of China Merchants Group, was established in 2012 with a registered capital of RMB 1 billion. As of the end of 2014, it had assets under management worth nearly US$3 billion. CMC invests mainly in the infrastructure, medical & pharmaceutical, financial services, real estate, high-tech, agriculture & foods, media, equipment machinery, mining and energy sectors, among others.

Grand China Capital is a Beijing-based venture capital firm. It invests mainly in media, entertainment, sports, tourism, and smart manufacturing sectors. It provides businesses with services such as financial investment, strategic consulting and data-based marketing. Grand China Capital co-launched a RMB 2 billion fund with Japan's SBI Group (previously known as Softbank Investment Co., Ltd) in September 2018 to drive tech development in the Asia Pacific region.

Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) is a private equity fund that invests in projects created to advance economic cooperation between Russia and China. RCIF was founded in 2012 by two government-backed funds: Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and China Investment Corporation (CIC). RCIF has received US$1 billion commitments from both RDIF and CIC. International institutional investors are expected to commit an additional US$2 billion. RCIF will invest at least 70% of its capital in Russia and CIS countries and around 30% in China.

The state-backed, Shanghai-based media and entertainment investment group controlled by media mogul Li Ruigang has made its name and fortune in China's most lucrative industries: media & entertainment, Internet & mobile, sport & lifestyle. CMC's portfolio includes Star China, IMAX China, Flagship Entertainment, Oriental DreamWorks, TVB, Whaley Technologies, Imagine Entertainment, Shaw Brothers, Caixin, Gewara, and more. Li, who started out as a lifestyle TV reporter, set up CMC in 2009 with a RMB 2 billion fund.

BlueRun Ventures China was founded in 2005, focusing on early-stage investment of companies. The investments are usually from US$100,000 to US$10 million.

Cashing in on the Chinese’s dependency on mobile internet, Uroaming lets Chinese travelers get affordable Wi-Fi when abroad, and sells other travel products too.

Founded in 2007 by two US-educated and -trained returnees, David Zhang (Zhang Pin) and Shao Bo (Shao Yibo), Matrix Partners China has managed more than RMB 15.5 billion in capital and invested in over 320 companies, including Cheetah Mobile, Didi, Kuaidi,, Koudai Shopping and Momo. Zhang has described the 100-strong firm’s investment style as “aggressive”, backing about 80 companies a year. An affiliate of Matrix Partners in the US, the firm focuses on internet & mobile internet, financial services, healthcare and SaaS companies in China.

China Merchants Venture, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, was founded in November 2015. It is headquartered in Shenzhen and has opened offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Israel and Silicon Valley. The company invests in finance, real estate, logistics, transportation, healthcare, AI, among other industries. Of the RMB 5 bn capital under its management, RMB 2bn is earmarked for a fund of funds (FOF) and the other RMB 3 bn for direct investment. As of April 2019, the FOF has invested in 28 early and growth stage funds, and directly invested in over 50 startups.  

With the State Council’s approval, the China State-Owned VC Fund was established and financed by China Construction Bank Corporation, China Reform Holdings Corporation, Ltd. (CRHC), the Postal Savings Bank of China and Shenzhen Investment Holding Co., Ltd. in 2016. The fund had initial capital of RMB 100 billion, 34 billion of which came from state-owned CRHC, which is also the fund’s main sponsor and controlling shareholder. The China State-Owned VC Fund is committed to helping centrally-administered state companies develop by investing in technological upgrades in the fields of robotics, AI, big data, mobile finance, electric vehicles, new energy, etc.

China Literature was founded in March 2015 by merging Tencent Literature and Shanda Literature. It went public on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in November 2017. It owns online reading brand and acquired film and television production company New Classic Media in August 2018. It focuses on building a premium e-reading platform at home and abroad while seeking business opportunities in the adaptation of its copyrighted literary works into film and television productions, comics and animation and video games. As at late June 2019, there are over 11.7m pieces of literary works in its online library.

TPG-SV China Ventures is a joint investment venture established in September 2018 by SoftBank Ventures Korea and private equity group TPG. With a fund of $300m, the VC is managed by TPG’s China team in the TMT industry and seeks early-stage investment opportunities in internet, technology and media.  

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