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Beijing-based Telescope Investments is a VC/PE firm, investing primarily in consumer, supply chain, education, and healthcare sectors. Telescope is founded by Du Yucun, former CEO of Tianjin HomeWorld Group, a Chinese supermarket chain, and SAIF Partners. Du Yucun is the son of Du Sha, one of China’s most well-known and respected entrepreneurs. Du Sha is the founder and chairman of Pacific Links, a former acclaimed Professor of Economics at the Nankai University, and founder of HomeWorld Group. Yucun, former CEO of Tianjin HomeWorld Group, a Chinese supermarket chain, and SAIF Partners. Du Yucun is the son of Du Sha, one of China’s most well-known and respected entrepreneurs. Du Sha is the founder and chairman of Pacific Links, a former acclaimed Professor of Economics at the Nankai University, and founder of HomeWorld Group. Telescope is founded by Du Yucun, former CEO of Tianjin HomeWorld Group, a Chinese supermarket chain, and SAIF Partners. Du Yucun is the son of Du Sha, one of China’s most well-known and respected entrepreneurs. Du Sha is the founder and chairman of Pacific Links, a former acclaimed Professor of Economics at the Nankai University, and founder of HomeWorld Group.

Best known for being the first to invest in social networking hit Momo, seed and early-stage venture capital firm Purplesky Capital, also known as Buttonwood Capital, was founded in 2011. Founded in 2011 by Zheng Gang (Scott Zheng), a successful serial entrepreneur. Brett Krause, former president of JPMorgan Chase China, is its managing partner. PurpleSky focuses on early-stage investments in China digital media and mobile internet companies.

Founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, Alibaba was initially an online B2B platform for small businesses in China. Today it is one of the world’s largest internet companies. Alibaba provides internet infrastructure and marketing platforms for businesses and brands globally to connect with their consumers. Its core businesses include e-commerce, cloud computing, and digital media and entertainment; as it increasingly identifies itself as a data company, rather than as an e-retailer. It is also engaged in building ecosystems of logistics and local services through its invested companies.

Former EVP of Tencent and former CEO of Tencent e-commerce, Wu Xiaoguang graduated with a degree in Synoptic Meteorology from Nanjing University in 1996, and joined Tencent in 1999 as its founding team member. In June 2015, Wu resigned as CEO of Tencent e-commerce and remained as its senior management consultant. Wu is now an angel investor and founded Welight VC in 2015.

Danish asset management company Maj Invest was established in 2005. Based in Copenhagen, it is owned by the management, employees and Danish institutional investors, PKA, Realdania and PBU. Its main businesses are in asset management and private equity. It recently ventured into the financial services sector with Maj Bank.In 2009, Maj Invest launched into international private equity activities, with offices in Singapore, Indonesia’s Jakarta,Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Lima in Peru. Its Maj Invest Equity Southeast Asia II K/S, worth US$90 million, is still looking for new investment opportunities in the region. 

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.

Ardent Capital is a Thai venture capital fund focusing on e-commerce and fulfilment services. It ran a subsidiary company named Ardent Ventures. In 2016, Ardent Capital merged with Wavemaker Partners. Ardent Capital maintains its portfolio, including Moxy (now Orami) and Snapcart. Ardent Ventures companies include SaleStock that is now managed by Wavemaker.

Founded by Wu Yongming, a co-founder of Alibaba, and Wang Qi in 2015. With nearly RMB 2 billion under management, Vision Plus Capital invests in startups mainly in their Series A and Series B financing rounds.

A veteran businessman, Diono Nurjadin is the president and CEO of Cardig Aero Services that is also a logistics partner of Kargo.co.id. He worked for Peregrine Securities in Singapore before returning to Indonesia in 1994. He was also the chairman of the now-defunct Mandala Airlines. Diono is a member of ANGIN, a network of Indonesian angel investors.

Chu is a Taiwanese-American fashion designer. He founded the clothing brand Nautica.

Founded in 2001, Oriza Holdings manages over RMB 51.4 billion in assets. The fund focuses on equity investment, debt financing and equity investment services. Through its equity investment platforms and venture capital funds, Oriza Holdings has backed 65 startups that have gone public.

Indonesia’s first unicorn, Gojek started out providing on-demand app-powered motorcycle taxi services. The company quickly grew as it added more services, making use of its large fleet of riders and eventually branching out into logistics and payments. It has recently made investments in other companies, including Bangladeshi bike-taxi service Pathao, insurtech startup PasarPolis and has acquired payment tech companies Midtrans, Kartuku and Mapan. 

Founded in 2004, Polaris Capital Group is a Japanese private equity fund management firm. Since its inception, Polaris has invested in about 30 Japanese companies. It completed the fourth round of fundraising for its Polaris Private Equity Fund IV in April 2017, during which it raised JPY 75 billion. The new fund will invest in Japanese companies in the manufacturing sector with globally competitive technologies/patents as well as companies with strong brands or unique business models in the consumer goods, retail and logistics sectors.

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. 

AddVentures is the venture capital arm of the Siamese Cement Group (SCG), a Thai conglomerate of businesses. The VC focuses on industrial and B2B startups. Besides backing startups, it has also invested in Vertex Ventures (Temasek's venture arm) and the B2B-focused Wavemaker Partners. AddVentures offers the opportunity for its portfolio companies to build synergies with SCG companies and other long-term partnership schemes.

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