Once known as the “world’s factory”, China has risen to become an economic superpower in recent decades. In fact, the nation is expected to become the world’s largest economy in 2027 in terms of nominal GDP. Aside from its sheer size, China has successfully transformed its economy from manufacturing towards nurturing an environment to enable high-tech innovations: It is home to more than 150 unicorns, leading the world in the field of AI, robotics and computer vision, to name just a few.
This start-up scene wasn’t built overnight, but through decades of efforts by the Chinese government, state-owned enterprises, large corporations, universities and many more stakeholders. Below we have gathered the list of best VC Investors in Shanghai.
Top 10 VC Investors in Shanghai
1-Qiming Venture Partners
Qiming Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing in the TMT and healthcare industries at the early and growth stages.
Latest fund size: $2.9B (2021)
Notable Investments: Meituan, Zhihu, Bilibili, Dingdong Maicai, CooTek, Zai Lab
SAI is a member of the Susquehanna International Group of companies (SIG), which has evolved over the past 20+years into a leading financial institution focusing on trading and market making, institutional sales and research, private equity, and venture capital.
Latest fund size: $200M (2009)
Notable Investments: Tookitaki, Paidy, Fave, CooTek, Oculii, BabyTree, FinVolution Group, Weimob
Morningside Group has investments in the following sectors -- machinery manufacturing, high-tech, media, telecommunication, life science, education, and cleantech. The group is managed by experienced investment professionals who are entrepreneurial, have deep industry knowledge, and are effective in the local environment in which they operate.
Latest fund size: $200M (2015)
Notable Investments: Chimerix, Genocea Biosciences, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Apellis Pharmaceuticals
4-Lilly Asia Ventures
Lilly Asian Ventures is an investment firm that invests in promising life science companies.
Latest fund size: $40M (2019)
Notable Investments: Legend Biotech, Alector, Tempest Therapeutics, Innovent Biologics, CinCor Pharma, Veritas Genetics
Empower Investment invests in internet, AI, big data, automation and robotics, financial technology, education, materials, and healthcare.
Notable Investments: -
Latest fund size: Welcome, Milkbasket, ZWWX Game, Terark, Cenntro
Founded in 2014, Yunqi Partners is among the first in China to sharpen its focus on technology empowered industries. Yunqi is systematically investing in digital transformation of industries and industrialisation of technologies covering areas such as cutting-edge technology, advanced manufacturing, IoT, SaaS and B2B supply chain.
Notable Investments: $300M (2021)
Latest fund size: Bluesmart, LenzTech, Yiqixie, Limei Advertising, 360 Finance
7-Lightspeed China Partners
Lightspeed China Partners is a leading Chinese venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments. Their expertise is in mobile, Internet, technology-enabled services, and enterprise solution companies.
Latest fund size: $460M (2021)
Notable Investments: Pinduoduo, FaceU, Yunmanman, FinVolution Group, QingCloud
Established in 2000, SB China Capital (SBCVC) is a leading venture capital and private equity firm that manages both USD and RMB funds. Their investment focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; and they invest across all stages of companies.
Latest fund size: -
Notable Investments: HUTCHMED Limited, VeriSilicon Holdings, Panther Healthcare, Chemclin
Fenbushi Capital is the first and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firm in Asia
Latest fund size: -
Notable Investments: Gem, Nebula Genomics, BlockSeer,
10-Eastern Bell Capital
Eastern Bell Capital is an ecosystem-based fund focused on improving industry efficiency with supply chain as its core competence. The investment areas we focus on include logistics, supply chain, retail & brand, data technology, etc.
Latest fund size: CN¥13B (2021)
Notable Investments: Xpeng Motors, KUAYUE-EXPRESS, Beequick