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Carex Logistics is a logistics industry leader in Spain. Headquartered in Murcia, the company is involved in cargo shipping, integral logistics, domestic and international freight; as well as national and international couriers. Carex is one of the first logistics company in Europe to use blockchain technology.The founder and president of Carex Logistics is Ricardo Rúbio, a sector expert with over 30 years of experience in cargo shipping. He is also a business angel and advisor in startups that provide logistic solutions to innovate and digitalize the industry through cutting-edge technologies. 

With offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, Primavera Capital Group focuses on private equity investment and helps businesses with corporate restructuring and non-performing assets handling. It was founded in 2010 by Fred Hu (Hu Zuliu), who worked at Goldman Sachs from 1997–2010 and served as the bank’s chairman for Greater China from 2008–2010.

K11 is a shopping mall brand based in Hong Kong. It was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Adrian Cheng. Cheng’s family owns and controls Hong Kong conglomerate New World Development, which deals mainly in property, infrastructure and services, department stores and hotels, and jewelry group Chow Tai Fook.

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. 

Marin Holding Limited is a Cyprus-based holding company, headquartered in Limassol.  Its subsidiary Marin Ship Management focuses on the maritime logistic sector. Founded in February 2007 as a member of Germany's NSC Group in Hamburg, Marin's core activity is to provide crew management services to NSC and other clients. Marin Ship Management has worked with over 50 vessels including Containers, MPC, Con-Bulkers, Bulk carriers, Car carriers, Oil and Chemical tankers worldwide. Managing Director Martina Meinders-Michael has 20 years of experience in the shipping sector.

Owned by French investment group Eurazeo, Idinvest Partners was founded in 1997 in Paris, France, as AGF Private Equity and operated as part of German multinational Allianz until 2010, when it became an independent entity. With additional offices in Madrid, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Dubai, Idinvest manages €8bn in assets and has invested in around 4,000 companies, with 75 exits. It specializes in private equity and venture capital financing of European small and mid-size startups and has been named Best Private Equity Team by Deloitte in its 2012 Technology Fast 50 Awards. The company was acquired by Eurazeo in April 2018. 

Rocky Pesik is the son of Rudy Pesik, founder of the Caraka Group of logistics companies and Birotika Semesta, DHL's partner company in Indonesia. Rocky is a director at both the Caraka Group and Birotika Semesta and has invested in two startups, logistics startup Pakde and international shopping intermediary GudangImpor.

Fosun RZ Capital was founded as the investment arm of the Fosun Group in 2013. Formerly known as Fosun Kinzon Capital, the firm changed its name in 2017. With assets of over RMB 10 billion under management, the firm invests mainly in the internet, finance, education, healthcare, automotive, consumer products and business services fields. Headquartered in Beijing, Fosun RZ Capital has branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley, New Delhi, Bangalore, Lagos, Jakarta, Singapore, among other locations.

Norway-based Katapult Accelerator focuses on technology-based startups targeting environmental and societal causes. Katapult's three-month accelerator program offers training and mentorship opportunities across a range of technologies including AI, blockchain and IoT, along with access to funding and investors. The company has recently teamed up with New York's ERA accelerator to help Katapult's startups expand to the US. 

Climate-KIC is an initiative supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), whose focus is to create and support a community of entrepreneurs and mentors that jointly develop and produce innovative ideas facilitating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC has launched various initiatives and acceleration programs across Europe targeted at growing startups that are tackling climate change, providing them with structure, assistance, mentoring and seed funding to develop low-carbon products and services. 

Castel Capital is a privately-owned Dutch venture capital and equity platform. The company also works with co-investors and private family offices to build bespoke investment portfolios. Castel focuses on both tech and non-tech business opportunities across Europe. Seed funding of €100,000–€500,000 and Series A rounds of €500,000–€1 million are generally available for tech deals. Castel has a hands-on management approach and seeks to add value to the portfolio companies. The firm has invested in 10 startups in diverse sectors like digital health, fintech and transportation.

Founded in Shanghai in 2002, Pre IPO is a private equity investor targeting pre-IPO startups in China. It specializes in sectors like consumer products, medicine, edtech, eco-friendly technology, advanced manufacturing and agriculture. The firm also participates in M&A ventures and risk investments in high-tech, new media and IT. 

Gemboom Venture Capital was founded in Shenzhen in 2016 and mainly invests in early-stage startups from angel to Series A rounds. It specializes in high-tech, industrial upgrades and consumables. The VC invests primarily in big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Chengdu.

China Merchants Venture, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, was founded in November 2015. It is headquartered in Shenzhen and has opened offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Israel and Silicon Valley. The company invests in finance, real estate, logistics, transportation, healthcare, AI, among other industries. Of the RMB 5 bn capital under its management, RMB 2bn is earmarked for a fund of funds (FOF) and the other RMB 3 bn for direct investment. As of April 2019, the FOF has invested in 28 early and growth stage funds, and directly invested in over 50 startups.  

Haibang Fund was created in 2011 by Haibang Venture based in Hangzhou. Haibang Fund manages total assets worth US$360m with investments in 60 companies, four of which have gone public. Started by a group of overseas returnees and experienced investors, the VC focuses on startups founded by returnees from overseas.

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