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These are the most active investors in China’s startups

Which investors are most active in China? Using Tech in Asia’s data, we’ve generated this constantly updated list of investors that have invested in China-based startups in the past two years. We’re arranging firms by the number of deals they’ve done. We acknowledge that this tends to favor early-stage investment firms over others, so in the near future we hope to generate content that better conveys the impact of each firm.

To keep things concise, we’re only featuring firms that have invested in three or more companies in China within the past two years.

Each firm’s “# of startups invested” is also limited to the region and that time frame.

Our data is a work in progress. If you’re a fund and find that there’s inaccurate or missing information here, do drop us a note at research@techinasia.com and we’ll be happy to assist. For more auto-generated lists of investor funding data, head here.

1
Sequoia Capital
United States

# of deals in past 24 months: 169

Latest deals: 

  • Zhiketong (直客通)
  • Southchip Semiconductor Technology (南芯半导体)
  • HeyBro (野兽制药)
  • BizSeer (Bishi Technology) (必示科技)
  • SmartMore (思谋科技)

Sequoia Capital helps founders turn imaginative ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs," the Sequoia team has worked closely with legendary founders such as Steve Jobs of Apple, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner of Cisco, David Filo and Jerry Yang of Yahoo!, Max Levchin, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel of PayPal, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley of YouTube, and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. Sequoia is now helping the next generation of innovators build the lasting companies of tomorrow.

2
Tencent (腾讯)
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 112

Latest deals: 

  • New Ruipeng/Ruipeng Pet Medical Group (瑞鹏宠物医院) (新瑞鹏)
  • KYEE (京颐科技) (京颐股份)
  • Waterdrop/Shuidihuzhu (水滴互助)
  • Weshine (微盛网络)
  • Xlvren.com (小绿人)

Tencent is a provider of Internet value-added services in China.

3
Hillhouse Capital (高瓴资本)
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 100

Latest deals: 

  • SWS Medical (山外山)
  • Yrobot (远也科技)
  • Genecast (臻和科技)
  • ASINKING (领星)
  • Hemo Biology (禾木生物)

Hillhouse Capital Management is one leading hedge fund / private equity fund with a particular focus on consumers, media, industrial and technology related sectors.

4
IDG Capital
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 98

Latest deals: 

  • ZEGO (即构科技)
  • Dmall (多点)
  • SmartMore (思谋科技)
  • EdiGene (博雅辑因)
  • XY Technology (芯耘光电)

IDG Capital Partners is primarily focusing on investing in China related venture capital & private equity projects. Our offices are located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

5
Matrix Partners China (经纬中国)
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 91

Latest deals: 

  • Zihaiguo (自嗨锅) (金羚羊)
  • Genecast (臻和科技)
  • Quick Decision (快决测)
  • Naxions (诺信创联)
  • Youfu Clinic (优复门诊)

Matrix Partners backs passionate entrepreneurs who have the vision and unstoppable drive to make a difference in the world.

41
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 31

Alibaba Group (阿里巴巴集团) enables businesses to transform the way they market, sell, operate, and improve their efficiencies by providing the technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands, and other businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their users and customers and operate in a more efficient way. Alibaba Group's businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives.

50
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 28

Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. Officially founded in October 2014, Ant is dedicated to bringing the world more equal opportunities through building a technology-driven open ecosystem and working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society.

52
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 27

Bioventure (元生创投) specialize in the field of life sciences in the early stages of the venture capital investments as having high strength and growth, greater development space, excellent management team, biotechnology, drug discovery, medical devices and healthcare services companies, and provide capital, management , operation and other aspects of post-investment support and services.

65
United States

# of deals in past 24 months: 22

ince 1999, the Redpoint team has been partnering with visionary founders to create new markets and redefine existing ones. We invest in startups across the seed, early and growth phases and have backed over 434 companies with 136 IPOs and M+As, including trailblazers 2U, HomeAway, Heroku, Netflix, PureStorage, Twilio and Zendesk.

72
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 20

SB China Capital (SBCVC) is a venture capital and private equity firm that manages both USD and RMB funds. SB China Capital (SBCVC) focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; and is investing across all stages of companies.

84
China

# of deals in past 24 months: 19

Zero2IPO Group is an integrated service provider and investment institution in China’s private equity industry, with Zero2IPO Events, Zero2IPO Research Center, Zero2IPO Consulting, PE Data, PEdaily.cn, Zero2IPO Ventures, Zero2IPO Capital, Zero2IPO Partners and Zero2IPO Wealth under its flag.