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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.

Toutiao is a mobile news aggregation platform. It has invested in over 30 startups for financial and strategic reasons. Because Toutiao requires a lot of content, it has invested heavily in content-based startups such as AI Era, Kuaikan, etc. It also invests in social media platforms and similar content providers, e.g.,, Flipagram and 

In 2011, the China Culture Industrial Investment Fund was founded by the Ministry of Finance, BOC International Holdings Limited, China International Television Corporation and Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co., Ltd. It has RMB 20 billion in assets under management. The fund has invested more than RMB 3.5 billion in 40 startups and projects.

Founded in 2012, Heyi Group was established via the merger of China’s two leading internet video channels, Youku and Tudou. The group promotes the creation of original video content through IP licensing, native content production and collaborating with users to generate content. In August 2015, it announced a plan to invest RMB 10 billion in content projects. It was acquired by Alibaba Group in 2016.

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. 

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