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Omnes is a Paris-based European investor in private equity and infrastructure. It specializes in deep tech and healthcare. It has backed 450 businesses, with €5bn assets under management. 

Mohit Goel is one of India’s youngest real estate tycoons and an angel investor. He appeared as one of a panel of potential investors on the India reality TV show The Vault,  which features start-ups pitching their business ideas to angel investors in order to seek funding. Goel is CEO of Omaxe, a real estate firm based in New Delhi. As the second-generation head of the company, he was credited for structural changes aimed at turning the firm around amidst challenging market conditions and introducing fresh concepts and customer-centric ideas to strengthen the business. Goel is also the north zone head of CREDAI Youth Wing, an industry body bringing together the next generation of leaders in India’s real estate and property developer market. In 2014, he was named Young Male Entrepreneur of the Year at the Infra & Realty Sutra Awards and also received the Young Achiever’s Award at ABP News’ Real Estate Awards.

Xiaomi is one of the biggest mobile manufacturers in China and also actively invests in emerging startups. It had backed more than 300 companies as of March 2021, totaling RMB 32.3Bn in book value. Through such investments, the company has already built an ecosystem of the internet of things.

Samsung Venture Investment, or Samsung Ventures, is the VC investment arm of South Korean diversified conglomerate Samsung Group. It is a separate entity from Samsung NEXT.Samsung Ventures primarily invests in semiconductors, telecommunications tech, software and internet companies, as well as biotechnology and medical companies. The VC is built to support new innovations that can lead to further improvements in Samsung’s existing businesses, which includes smartphones, home appliances, and components like OLED panels and Li-ion batteries.Samsung Ventures has invested in healthcare and wellness tech companies like Indonesia’s telehealth service Alodokter, posture correction device makers Posture360, and Noom, an app for dieting and exercise. In the sensors front, Samsung Ventures has invested in Sense Photonics, a startup creating 3D computer vision based on lidar for industrial and automotive (self-driving) purposes. Besides these companies, Samsung Ventures has also invested in insurtech companies and even gaming companies, such as Pokémon Go developer Niantic.

Facebook is a social networking platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg and partners in 2004. It is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under ticker code FB. Throughout its development it has acquired various complementary social media and networking services, such as Instagram and WhatsApp.As an investor, Facebook has invested in a wide range of companies. It invested in and later acquired virtual reality headset developers Oculus, and also invested in e-commerce enabler Meesho. In 2020, it joined Google, Tencent and other major tech investors as an investor in Gojek.

Schneider Electric is a Europe-based company primarily providing energy management and automation solutions for homes, commercial and industrial-scale properties. The company was originally named Schneider & Cie, founded in 1836 as a metal and weaponry, but between 1975 and 1999 began to refocus towards the electrical industry. The company was renamed Schneider Electric in 1999.Schneider’s technologies focus on managing energy use and conserving energy through a combination of hardware and software. Consequently, Schneider’s investments into startups revolve around the energy sector, with companies like solar power management service Xurya, battery manufacturer Verkor, and building management SaaS Clockworks Analytics as part of their portfolio.

Founded in Hong Kong in 2018, Lake Bleu Capital currently operates in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. With assets worth billions of US dollars under management, it mainly invests in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and healthcare services companies in Asia, especially Greater China. Its limited partners include sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices across the world.With a long-term investment strategy, Lake Bleu Capital invests through both public and private equity with a focus on mid- to late-stage companies.

Established in 2003, JW Medical Systems (JWMS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of high-end medical consumables manufacturer Bluesail. It’s an international company focusing on the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech interventional products. JWMS has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Xi'an. 

C4 Ventures was founded by Pascal Cagni, former VP and GM of Apple EMEIA. With offices in Paris and London, the firm invests in early-stage startups across market segments in Europe. The VC also supports later-stage companies interested in expanding into Europe. It currently has 33 startups in its portfolio with principal interests in sectors like hardware, digital media and the future of commerce and work.Recent investments in 2021 include the $54m Series B round of Austrian refurbished electronics goods marketplace Refurbed in August and the $5m seed round in June of Norbert Health, the French producers of the first ambient scanner that can measure vital signs.

Established in 2011, Fenox Venture Capital (now Pegasus Tech Ventures) is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. It has offices across seven countries, including Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea. Its investment portfolio includes Memebox, Tech in Asia and 99.co. In Indonesia, the firm has invested in HijUp, BrideStory, Jurnal and Alodokter. Other notable investments include Airbnb, 23andMe, and Robinhood.The VC firm is the organizer of the Startup World Cup, a global pitching competition for tech startups that offers a grand prize of $1m in cash investment.

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