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Established in 1990, JAFCO Asia is a private equity and venture capital firm with US$650m assets under management. It has offices in Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai. Its parent company, JAFCO Co., Ltd., is Japan's largest venture capital firm. JAFCO Asia has invested in more than 480 companies, 110 of which have been publicly listed. 

Accel, formerly known as Accel Partners, is a US venture capital firm,  with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and additional offices in San Francisco. It also operates funds for Europe and Israel, with offices in London, UK, and has funds for India and China. It was founded in 1983 and has backed some of the most successful startups including Facebook, Spotify and Dropbox, amongst hundreds of others.  It typically invests at the Series A and B levels, but can get involved from Seed level, and has seen 253 exits from its portfolio to date, across varied market segments.

Established in 2016, Alphax Partners invests in rapidly growing internet companies. Founding partners include Thor Hongchuan, founder of Highland Capital China, Yao Yaping, an investment banker with 11 years of experience, and Yu Guangdong, former senior vice president of Chinese internet security company Qihoo 360. In May 2018, Alphax Partners raised RMB 2bn in total capital commitments for its debut fund. 

Grupo Cosimet primarily exports metallic components all over Europe. Originally a family business, the group has diversified investments in renewable energy, healthcare and civil engineering; as well as new and emerging technologies.The company participates in key projects like energy storage company SaltX Technology Holding, that trades on Nasdaq First North. Its subsidiary Suncool manufactures solar cooling panels in China. Another investment is Wisekey, a Swiss-based company that develops web-security solutions. The company has also invested in ChainGo, a Spanish blockchain platform that builds logistics solutions for ocean freight. 

CyLon is the world's leading cyber security accelerator and seed investment program based in London. Founded in 2015 by experts in international security, it has invested in 53 security-focused startups and has completed one exit, Sphere Secure Workplace. 

The Alexa Fund provides up to $200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation. It is focused on how voice technology can improve customers’ lives, from early-stage pre-revenue companies to established brands. Areas of particular interest include: hardware products that would benefit from the Alexa Voice Service; skills that deliver new abilities to Alexa-enabled devices through the Alexa Skills Kit; and new contributions to the science behind voice technology, including text to speech, natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition, artificial intelligence and hardware component design.

Mastercard, established in 1966, has made 12 acquisitions to date and has a special interest in secure payment systems and different technologies associated with their implementation.  It has a special interest in secure payment systems and different technologies associated with their implementation. Since launch in early 2014, MasterCard Start Path, the company’s effort to support innovative early stage startups around the world, has partnered with over 40 startups across the globe in areas including biometrics, big data, wearable technology, beacons, B2B payments, and logistics. 

Besides being an investor, Evolution Venture Partners provides effective solutions for VCs and their portfolio companies in looking for a capital raise, a strategic transaction, or in the event that the board decides to wind a company down. Established in 2008, Evolution has invested in the US, Europe and in emerging markets and has a special interest in information security, enterprise software and solutions, consumer products.  healthcare and biotechnology. 

The municipal government of Wuhan launched Wuhan S&T Angel Venture Fund in September 2013. With RMB 300 million under management, the fund is operated by Wuhan S&T Angel Venture Fund Management Co., Ltd. It invests mainly in the information technology, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, biomedicine, new energy, automotive, energy conservation, environmental protection and modern agriculture fields.

BiG Start Ventures is an early-stage investor in European startups involved in fintech, insurance and cybersecurity. Established in Lisbon in 2015, it is part of the Portuguese bank Banco de Investimento Global (BiG) with its headquarters in Lisbon. To date, it has participated in three seed funding rounds.

Founded as the investment arm of Spinnotec, a state-owned venture capital firm, in November 2008, Zhangjiang Torch Venture Capital is a state-owned financial investment company. It invests primarily in early-stage tech startups.

M12 is the venture capital arm of Microsoft, formerly known as Microsoft Ventures, founded in 2016 to invest in Series A rounds and beyond. M12 has invested in more than 70 startups to date and has managed four exits, all of them acquisitions: Comfy, Figure Eight, Bonsai and Frame.  M12 is especially interested in enterprise software and its biggest investment to date was US$114 in Outreach's Series D round. It has also invested recently in Nautilus Labs' Series A and Onfido's Series C.The VC also awards a US$4 million Female Founders prize to boost the participation of women in tech. 

Nauta Capital is one of the oldest VC funds in Spain with offices in London, Munich and Barcelona. It focusses its investment on SaaS companies in Europe and the US east-coast, but the firm’s portfolio includes startups specialized in cyber security, retail, HR, marketplace and platform, marketing and social intelligence as well as big data and analytics.The firm usually participates in Series A rounds from €500,000 to €7 million with an average ticket for first investments of between €1 million and €3 million. Nauta Capital occasionally invests in late-seed and Series B rounds.

Surfilter Network Technology is an IT services company based in Shenzhen. It works with clients in the government, military, finance, telecommunication, education and energy sectors.

Elevation China Capital (ECC) is an equity investment firm, with offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Silicon Valley. Founded in Beijing in June 2010 by managing partner Man Li, the VC focuses on investments in early-stage and high-growth stage tech companies.In August 2019, Shenzen's IGTech became its most recent investment as part of a seed funding worth RMB 10m. The Guangdong company provides intelligent manufacturing solutions to help digitize the production process to improve safety, efficiency and quality using advance data management technology.

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