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The Chinese affiliate of top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital was founded in 2005 by Neil Shen (Shen Nanpeng), a co-founder of Ctrip, China's largest travel booking site. With more than US$6 billion under management in 2015, the firm has invested in more than 300 startups in China, including some of the country's biggest brands: Alibaba,, Didi, DJI, Sina and Qihoo 360. Sequoia, together with China Broadband Capital, also helped to bring to China LinkedIn and AirBnB, companies that both have invested in.

One of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms, Sequoia Capital, was established in 1972. Sequoia’s investment thesis leads them to invest primarily in early-stage companies, but they have also invested in Series F rounds and beyond. As a former venture capital firm, it has also made exits from major internet companies, such as Google, Apple, Nvidia, and GitHub. Sequoia Capital operates divisions in Israel, Hong Kong and Mainland China. It also acquired India-based VC Westbridge to form Sequoia Capital India.

Since its founding in 1972, American venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has partnered with the founders of companies that now have an aggregate, public market value of over $1.4tn. Sequoia Capital acquired Indian venture capital firm Westbridge Capital Partners in 2006, and later became the foundation for Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital India focuses primarily in India and Southeast Asia. It has invested in many major tech companies in the region, including Indian edtech firm Byju’s, budget accommodation network OYO, and Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn Gojek. In 2019, it launched Surge, an accelerator program for early-stage startups in Southeast Asia and India.

Founded in 2014 by Cao Yi, formerly of Sequoia Capital and Ceyuan Ventures, Source Code Capital currently manages about US$500 million of capital, focusing on early-stage TMT (especially fintech, O2O, e-commerce) investments. Notable investments have included Qufenqi, Meituan, and PPzuche. Source Code Capital is part of the Sequoia Capital China.

Founded in 2013 by board chairman of Longfor Properties Wu Yajun, Wu Capital conducts multistages investments and focuses on TMT, healthcare, fintech, consumption, culture and entertainment sectors. It has also co-founded Cloud Angel Fund with China Broadband Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Northern Light Venture Capital and GSR Ventures.

Indexa Capital is fast becoming Spain’s leading automated investment platform, managing funds worth €92 million in just over two years since its launch.

Cloud Angel Fund was co-founded by China Broadband Capital, Sequoia China, Northern Light Venture Capital, GSR Ventures and Wu Capital in 2013. It operates as a VC firm and invests mainly in early-stage startups in China.

Wei Venture Capital is a VC fund jointly launched in November 2010 by Sina Corporation, Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital, Sinovation Ventures, YF Capital and DFJ Dragon Fund. Sina contributed half of Wei's RMB 200m fund, with the other five partners contributing RMB 20m each. The fund is managed by Beijing Weimeng Innovation Venture Capital Management Co Ltd.

Banking on demand for healthy tea beverages, Changsha's cultural tea house will operate over 200 outlets, offering on-demand deliveries to customers across the city. 

China Venture Capital was initiated by the China National Democratic Construction Association Committee in 2000. It focuses on technology SMEs with independent intellectual property rights, investing RMB 5 million to RMB 100 million in each project.

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.

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.

Established in 2014 by Niu Wenwen, chief editor, president and publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, Dark Horse Ventures invests in early-stage startups in the internet, consumption upgrade, pan-entertainment and high-tech fields. Its backers include many well-known founders, institutional and individual investors such as Liu Qiangdong, Yao Jingbo, Wang Changtian, Bobo Xu, Sequoia Capital China, etc.

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.

One of the earliest RMB-denominated funds to invest in mobile Internet in China, Meridian Capital China now manages about RMB 5 billion in capital, having issued 4 RMB funds and two SGD funds. It focuses on Series A stage financing and has backed over 100 Internet and media entertainment companies to date, including more than 20 successful exits. It was founded in 2008 by former IDG Capital Partners investment director Xiong, having issued 4 RMB funds and two SGD funds. It focuses on Series A stage financing and has backed over 100 Internet and media entertainment companies to date, including more than 20 successful exits. It was founded in 2008 by former IDG Capital Partners investment director Xiong Xiangdong.

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