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Based in Zurich, Swiss Re is a provider of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfers. Founded in 1863, it operates through a network of about 80 offices in 25 countries and regions across the world.

Juan García Perrote is an IESE Business School MBA graduate with over 10 years of experience in executive marketing roles. He is also serial entrepreneur in marketplace and digital marketing startups. He was the co-founder of Tick4all, the “last-minute of movie-tickets,” offering discounted seats at local cinemas, and COO of the referral marketing platform Fulltip. He was also partner and CEO of the digital marketing company Smart Client.Currently, he is CEO and founder of Ketplace, a marketplace sales management consultancy advising companies how to get the best sales performance in leading marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. García Perrote is also a partner and advisor in The Beemine Lab, the first biotechnology company in Spain to produce cannabidiol-based cosmetics.

A Linz-based pre-seed investor founded in 2015, the company currently has 17 companies in its portfolio. Its interests span market verticals and technologies, with tech and non-tech startups supported, and varied geographical locations across Europe. It also runs an online learning lab for startups called Zero21. Its most recent investments include the €2m seed round of Austrian second-hand electronics marketplace refurbed and the €300,000 pre-seed round of German interview platform-as-a-service LAMA. 

Adevinta Ventures is the investment arm of the Norway-based Adevinta, a local digital marketplace group operating in 15 countries in Europe, Latin America and North Africa, with 1.5bn monthly visitors. Its leading local brands include Leboncoin in France, InfoJobs in Spain, Subito in Italy and Jofogás in Hungary. In Spain, where its headquarters is in Barcelona, the company includes an umbrella of successful online classified platforms such as Infojobs, Fotocasa, Habitaclia, Milanuncios and Vibbo, counting over 18m active users.Adevinta Ventures invests in startups focused on marketplace and platform space specifically in verticals such as mobility, education and real estate. The fund typically invests in Series A and B rounds backing them also with marketing and data support as well as mentorship. Initial investments go up to €5m with follow-on capacity. 

Toyota AI Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Toyota Research Institute, is a Silicon Valley-based fund investing globally in startups with cutting-edge solutions in the AI, smart-mobility, autonomy, robotics, data and cloud spaces while leveraging the global expertise and technical resources of the Toyota Group.In 2015 Toyota created the Toyota Research Institute aiming to support the research on next-generation mobility, robotics and new materials. Toyota AI Ventures was founded in 2017 with initial funding of $100m. 

Artesmedia is a Spanish media group, with a cross-channel presence through television, radio and cinemas. The company typically invest through media for equity deals.The group has backed to date fast-growing and customer-oriented startups in Spain such as Wallapop, Groupalia and Restaurantes.com

IDC Ventures is the VC arm of Grupo IDC, a Latin American investment bank. The fund was created in 2019 by corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors from Latin America, focused on pre-Series A to Series B rounds. Headquartered in Madrid with offices in Copenhagen and Guatemala, the company acts as an international VC working with tech companies to accelerate expansion across LatAm markets. Sectors of interest include fintech, on-demand transportation, digital tools for small and large retailers, and commercialization platforms for robotics.

Founded in 2010, Fidelity China Special Situations PLC (FCSS) is managed by Dale Nicholls who has worked at Fidelity International since 1996. Listed on the FTSE 250 Index, FCSS is said to be the UK’s largest China-focused investment trust with access to Fidelity's investment research resources and investment licenses in China.Focusing on companies that are most likely to benefit from China’s growth and changing economy, FCSS has invested in over 100 businesses in the country. Besides technology, it is also seeking opportunities in the consumer space and healthcare.

Winning (Shanghai) Investment Management was founded in 2015 with Winning (Shanghai) Asset Management as its controlling shareholder. It mainly invests in the sectors of healthcare, consumer goods, entertainment and sports, and advanced manufacturing. 

Founded in Chicago in 2011, Hyde Park invests in Midwestern US and occasionally Canadian startups from early-stage usually through two investment rounds across tech sectors.  It currently has 62 startups in its portfolio and has managed 12 exits to date. Its most recent investments in January 2021 include Canadian e-commerce site BlackCart’s $8.8m Series A round and US podcast database Podchaser’s $5.7m Series A round. In November 2020, it invested in real estate productivity software NestEgg’s $7m Series A round. 

Hong Kong-based Unicorn Capital Partners was founded in 2015 by Tommy Yip, former partner of Emerald Hill Capital Partners.Unicorn is a leading FoF platform that focuses on venture capital fund and direct investment opportunities in China and Asia. It mainly invests in technology, media, telecommunications and healthcare. By December 2019, Unicorn had $800m in assets under management. It also raised over $350m for its fourth fund.

Founded in 2017, Momentum Capital is focused on enterprise tech as well as new retail and consumption.

Zhan Investment was founded in 2015 in Guangzhou. 

Ribbit Capital is a Silicon Valley VC that focuses on fintech-related startups. Founded in 2012, Ribbit Capital posits that the financial services industry has largely remained unchanged despite the developments in technology in the past decade. The company’s “mantra” states that it is a believer in consumers and businesses moving to mobile, and this will lead to major changes in how financial services are provided in the future.The company has invested in a wide range of fintech startups and technologies, including stock trading app Robinhood, cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase, and Revolut, one of the earliest “challenger banks” that primarily serves retail customers through digital, app-based services. In March 2021, US retail giant Walmart announced a partnership with Ribbit Capital to develop fintech products. Ribbit Capital made its first investment in the Southeast Asia region in that same month, when it led a $65m Series A extension into Indonesian investment platform Ajaib.

Founded in 2008, Newfund Capital is a Paris-based VC firm investing in pre-seed, seed and follow-up rounds with fundings between $300,000 and $2m in startups based in Europe and North America. To date, it has $260m worth of assets under management, mostly subscribed by entrepreneurs and family offices. The firm has also started a NAEH fund of $100,000 in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Newfund Capital describes the NAEH fund as a risky mutual fund that will take minority stakes in unlisted companies.

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