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Four main products are offered: McVision AgriDetector (sensor equipped with UAV to detect crops’ spectral information); McVision UAV McFlyer (control real-time UAV flight speed and pesticide spray); McInfo (big data platform to collect farmland geographic information); and Mcloud (generate maps showing crops’ pest situation for precise pesticide application).

Cocoa beans are organically grown and sourced from small farms that practice sustainable farming methods, and Krakakoa's partner farmers are paid more than the Fairtrade Minimum price for their harvest. Krakakoa says its farmer-to-bar chocolate products "offer the unique flavors of Indonesia."

Prime Mont V.C is a private equity manager focused on investing in businesses with public listing potential and and in the integration, merger and reorganization of businesses in the Greater China capital markets. The team includes Institute of Economics (CASS) Deputy Director and Peking University HSBC Business School Professor Zhang Ping as its chief strategy officer.

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.

Founded in 2000, Shan Xiangshuang's private equity outfit China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group (CSC) has about US$10 billion under management. It has an extensive network in China and built relationships with more than 1,000 LPs. Dubbed "China's Schwarzman," Shan set up CSC with RMB 600,000. The company went public on China's New Third Board (NEEQ) in 2015, where it raised almost US$2 billion.

New Ventures has over the past decade focused on growing and catalyzing social and environmental entrepreneurs. They build an ecosystem through financing, acceleration, and promotion. In doing so, they pave the way for enterprises that are not only profitable but have a positive impact on social and environmental issues.

Founded in 2010, Hosen Capital is a PE firm under the New Hope Group. With RMB 5 billion under management, Hosen Capital focuses on the consumption upgrading and industrial upgrading of the agricultural and food sectors. Its investors include New Hope Group, West Hope Group, Delong Steel, Temasek Holdings, ADM and Mitsui & Co.

Founded in 2004 by one of China’s best-known venture capitalists Cao Guoxiong (Tony Cao), Puhua Capital currently has RMB 1 billion under management. It has invested about 300 startups, including 40+ that have gone public.

Aqua-Spark is a Netherlands-based fund that supports aquaculture businesses around the world, with the vision to create profitable aquaculture ventures that can help to restore ocean ecosystems that have been damaged by overfishing. Its portfolio covers a wide range of enterprises, ranging from low-cost fish farms in Madagascar to biotechs and high tech aquaculture companies.

Tianxing Capital is a venture capital management company that was founded in 2012. It has invested in over 500 enterprises so far. Its investment focuses are media, healthcare, energy conservation, environmental protection, high-end manufacturing, etc. 

Established by the Shenzhen Government in 1999, Shenzhen Capital Group invests mainly in small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as high-tech startups in the fields of information technology, internet, biomedicine, new energy, high-end equipment manufacturing, etc. As of June 2018, it had invested RMB 37.6 billion in 889 projects and startups, 140 of which have been listed on 16 stock exchanges around the world.

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.

The Oslo-born venture capital company, Northzone VC, has offices in Norway, Sweden, London and New York, and was founded in 1996. It has invested in more than 130 companies globally, across a spectrum of sectors, and at different stages, and has around €1 billion under investment currently. It has seen nine IPOs from its portfolio and manages nine funds. It has been lead investor in almost 70 rounds and has seen 30 exits to date. 

DFS168.com is a B2C e-commerce platform for agricultural materials. DFS168.com sells to major agricultural provinces in China such as Jiangxi, Heibei and Anhui. Upon noticing Chinese farmers' lack of agricultural expertise and technical knowledge, the team at DFS168.com came up with the idea of building an agricultural education platform. However, the company decided not to launch the business itself, worried farmers might misinterpret the platform as simply a means to sell more products. Instead, founder Yan Zitong co-founded Tiantian Xuenong, an independent company, with Zhao Guang, and DFS168.com assumed the role of angel investor.

Established in Shanghai in 2013, Galileo Venture focuses on the application of new technologies - e.g., mobile internet, artificial intelligence and big data - in the fields of education, healthcare, agriculture and consumer products. It has invested in dozens of early-stage startups.

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