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Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate established in 1946. It has a high number of acquisitions, investing in more than 20 tech startups and companies manufacturing technology products. It also has a seed investment fund, Seed Acceleration Program, launched in April 2014 to promote ideas that are beyond existing business categories and develop them for commercialization.

SWAN Venture Fund is a group of Seattle angel investors established in 2015. It leads in early seed rounds and tends to be the first major outside investment to a startup, ranging from US$200,000 – US$1.2 million. Besides tech startups, it also invests in companies producing innovative commercial products.

Ataria Ventures is an early stage fund that offers predominantly Latin American investors and corporations access to technology startups in Israel and Silicon Valley. It has invested in more than 30 startups  across a variety of industries and sectors, including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality, foodtech, agritech, consumer, and health. 

Tipping Point Capital was established by Huang Shengli, former managing director of China Renaissance and founder of, a crowdfunding website for gaming projects. The core team has over 40 years of experience in the internet industry, investment banking and M&As.

Challengers Capital was founded in 2014. Its founding partners are angel investors Xie Xianlin and Tang Binsen. It manages three RMB funds with around RMB 2 billion in management.Challengers Capital focuses on areas like consumption upgrade, entertainment, gaming, enterprise services and fintech.

Evolution Media China (EMC) was founded in Beijing by Evolution Media Partners, the investment arm of American talent and sports agency Creative Artists Agency and Evolution Media Capital, in early 2016. EMC currently manages a total of US$350 million in assets. The firm invests primary in startups with potential from the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on China, in sectors such as media, entertainment, sports, advertising and lifestyle.

Founded in 1993, WI Harper Group is a venture capital firm investing in early to growth stage companies across the US, Greater China and Asia Pacific. The group has invested in more than 400 companies in the fields of healthcare, biotech, artificial intelligence, robotics, fintech, sustainability and new media. It manages seven venture capital funds with over 100 successful IPO and M&A exits. With three strategic offices in San Francisco, Beijing and Taipei, the group seeks investment opportunities both in the US and Asia.

Established in 2015, EQT Ventures is a Stockholm-based investor that describes itself as "half VC, half startup." It has invested in more than 50 companies, acting as lead investor in almost two-thirds of its investments, to date, of a total investment fund of €566m. EQT Ventures invests across sectors locally and globally and has successfully managed the exits of two Scandinavian startups. 

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.

Cambrian Venture Capital was founded in Shanghai in 2016 and focuses on early-stage investments. It has invested in over 80 startups in edtech, B2B, internet and consumer sectors.

Guojin Capital was established in Shenzhen in December 2013. It invests mainly in early- and mid-stage internet startups and projects. Guojin Capital has invested in over 100 startups whose total market value exceeds RMB 20bn. It currently manages 12 RMB funds worth around RMB 3bn in total.

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.

GF Qianhe is an equity investment company launched by GF Securities in May 2012. Incorporated as Guangfa Qianhe Investments Co Ltd, with a registered capital of RMB 500m, the company was one of the earliest alternative investment companies to gain approval from the Securities Commission of China. As of late 2018, GF Qianhe has invested in 86 equity-related projects, among which four have gone public. By the end of 2014, its total investment value reached almost RMB 2bn and revenues of over RMB 340m.

Greycroft is a New York-based VC, established in 2006, that currently has 113 companies in its portfolio. It has interests in multiple sectors but a preference for A.I. and Big Data technologies underpinning them.  It has managed 35 exits to date including Farfetch and Huffington Post. Its recent investments include in the US$60m Series C financing round of multilingual AI-driven translation platform Unbabel and in the US$22m Series A round of Kheiron, a breast cancer-detecting health tech. 

A major competitor of Douyin (Chinese version of TikTok), the short-video platform Kuaishou was launched in March 2011. The company currently has 262.4m daily active users for its app. Over 2.6m pieces of short videos are uploaded everyday by its users. Kuaishou went public in Hong Kong in February 2021.

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