eocas + venture_capital   72

Innovation Award of Kering x Plug and Play
"The Kering Sustainable Innovation Award is dedicated to accelerating sustainable innovation in the Luxury and fashion sectors in China. Inspired by Kering’s motto Crafting Tomorrow’s Luxury, Kering initiated this program – powered by its partner, Silicon Valley-originated VC Plug and Play – to identify promising change-making startups and technologies in Greater China.
in order to identify innovative solutions along the entire apparel value chain, from alternative raw materials to circular technologies to extend product life. From biodegradable glitter and fabrics made from algae to new ecological dyeing processes and breakthrough technologies for clothing recycling today Kering has given support to over 50 start-ups who have graduated from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator."


1. Alternative raw materials: Solutions that could modernize or be replacements for leather, silk, other natural fibers, etc. Focus areas such as biotech solutions, bio-based plastics, new fibers, regenerative agriculture, etc.

2. Supply chain: Decreasing impacts in the supply chain through technologies that will reduce water, waste and chemical usage and improve production and energy efficiency. For example, low impact dyeing, new processes to customise or automate cut-make-trim, and solutions enabling supply chain traceability.

3. Retail & Use: Solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of retail processes. For example, efficient packaging, retail store energy management, etc. Also, new ways to increase the awareness of sustainable fashion among consumers and make this lifestyle more influential in the Chinese market. For example, omni-channel communication, social marketing, building brand transparency, etc. Also focusing on solutions to improve livelihoods for people working along the supply chain.

4. Circular economy: Transforming materials waste into new products and extending the lifecycle of existing products are powerful ways to reduce impact. For example, chemical recycling, mechanical recycling, repurposing and upcycling, re-commerce platforms, etc.


The jury is composed of individuals with extensive knowledge of the fashion, Luxury, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation fields. This jury includes Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China; Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design; Hung Huang, a writer and top media influencer; Ma Jun, Founding Director of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs; Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good; Susan Rockefeller, a well-known figure in the world of art, philanthropy and sustainability; Wang Shi, an entrepreneur focused on green construction, forest conservation, biodiversity, and climate change; Jane Zhen Wang, President of Erdos Cashmere Group; Guoxin Yin, Chairman of Chenfeng Group.

Launched together with Plug and Play on December 7th, 2018 in Beijing with Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China. Other participants such as Carol Chyau, CEO of Shokay or Shaway Yeh, Founder of YehYehYeh.

Fashionmeetsorganic  award  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Fundraising  Recycling  upcycling  material  SupplyChain  Retail  circulareconomy  consumption  USA  China  Venture_Capital 
december 2018 by eocas
"Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors."

Offices in also in Bangkok, Nairobi and Portland.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  Finance  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Business  Venture_Capital  grants 
november 2018 by eocas
From co-founder Lawrence D. Lenihan's AngelList entry:
"Resonance is a venture operating company that invests in early-stage fashion brands using a unique combination of capital, venture investing experience, fashion industry insight and expertise, manufacturing knowledge and capability and technology vision."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Venture_Capital  Technology  SupplyChain  USA  Investor_Relations  Fashion  indiedesign  Manufacturing 
october 2018 by eocas
Creative Friends Asia – United Creatives
Creative Friends Asia is a community helping to improve standards for Creatives in Asia through meaningful platforms.
- Bridging creatives in Singapore and China with companies attracting new jobs and projects
- Creatives with unique ideas can benefit from our grant application services
- Own incubation program

Fashionmeetsorganic  Creative  Fundraising  incubator  Platform  Venture_Capital  network  HR  Communication  community  Singapore  China  grants 
april 2018 by eocas
SB China Venture Capital (SBCVC) 软银中国资本
Venture capital and private equity firm which operates since 2000. Investment focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; including early-stages.

Headquartered in Singapore with operation headquarter in Shanghai and regional branches in Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, and Taiwan.

Had invested in Beijing-based women clothing rental platform YCloset.

Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital  Tech  Singapore  Clean-Tech  health  Retail  Manufacturing  Startups  Shanghai  Beijing  shenzhen  Rent-Runway-Dress 
march 2018 by eocas
Blockchain for Social Impact (BSIC)
"BSIC incubates, develops, and implements confederated blockchain products and solutions that can address social and environmental challenges across the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
We aim to inspire, federate, and create bridges between NGO’s, and government agencies, foundations, impact investors, philanthropists and technologists by focusing on the following focus sectors:

Financial Inclusion
Supply Chain
Identity & Vulnerable Populations
Energy & Environment

We promote the creation of Ethereum blockchain solutions and applications which address social and environmental issues. By working to shift economic and social paradigms through blockchain technology, we increase the economic prosperity of individuals and communities.

We are currently pursuing opportunities in each of the below areas:

Research and publications
Annual Conference
Speaking Opportunities

The Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition is an initiative of ConsenSys, a venture production studio based in Brooklyn, NY."

Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  incubator  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Planning  Business  blockchain  Social  Environment  NGO_NPO  foundation  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Finance  SupplyChain  Sustainability  Consultancy  Conference  Research  Tech  Venture_Capital 
january 2018 by eocas
European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
"Community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. EVPA helps investors and grantmakers connect and learn from each other in their pursuit of deeper societal impact.
Since 2004, we have been building a community of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI) across Europe.

EVPA defines venture philanthropy as an approach to building stronger investee organisations with a societal purpose, by providing them with both financial and non-financial support.

Venture philanthropy’s ultimate objective is to achieve societal impact. VP does this through both social investment and high-engagement grantmaking."

Based in Brussels / Belgium.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  europe  Belgium  foundation  Investor_Relations  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  Venture_Capital  Finance 
january 2018 by eocas
Chinaccelerator 中国加速
Self-proclaimed leading internet startup accelerator in China. About:
"Mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues into the startups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan.

Since its inception in 2010, Chinaccelerator has helped 120+ companies build a China and global business. One of its co-founders, Cyril Ebersweiler, also founded HAX, the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator. William Bao Bean is the current Managing Director of Chinaccelerator and Partner at SOSV."

Mostly operating in Shanghai.

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Investor_Relations  Platform  China  Venture_Capital  Shanghai 
december 2017 by eocas
"Venture production studio building decentralized applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum.

The ConsenSys “hub / formation” coordinates, incubates, accelerates and spawns “spoke” ventures through development, resource sharing, acquisitions, investments and the formation of joint ventures. These spokes benefit from foundational components built by ConsenSys that enable new services and business models to be built on the blockchain. In addition to the development of internal projects and consulting work, ConsenSys is interested in the identification, development and acquisition of talent and projects on an ongoing basis."

- Balanc3; A smart contract powered Triple-Entry Accounting system (EtherSign and IPFS).
- BoardRoom;organization governance.
- DAOWars; Creating smarter AI.
- dAppstore; Marketplace for decentralized applications (‘Ðapps’).
- EtherEx; e-monetary exchange.
- EtherLoan; Decentralized crowd-lending platform.
- EtherPoker; Online poker where players never have to deposit money on a site, the shuffle is provably random, and cards are cryptographically secure.
- eSign; Signing and managing smart contracts.
- Grid+; Give consumers direct access to wholesale electricity markets.
- Gnōsis; Complex predictions made easy.
- HunchGame; Platform for trend setters and gossip gurus.
- Inflekt; Tribal network and events management platform.
- Ujo; Returns more value to content creators and their customers.
- WeiFund; Crowdfunding campaign platform that uses smart contracts.
- ConsenSys Supplychain; Empowering supply chain with smart contracts.

Core components (backend services for dApps & platforms):
- Benefactory; Smart contracts for nonprofit foundations and donators.
- BlockApps; Full stack application platform.
- BTC Relay; Verify ETH transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain.
- INFURA; Provides the world with secure, stable, fault tolerant, and scalable Ethereum and IPFS nodes.
- LightWallet; HD wallet to store private keys encrypted in the browser to allow you to run Ethereum dapps even if you’re not running a local Ethereum node.
- MetaMask; Browser extension that enables access to web Dapps through browser.
- Nethereum; .Net integration library for Ethereum.
- ProvID; Know-Your-Customer address verification on Ethereum.
- Regis; Register, track and transfer the ownership of digital assets.
- RepSys; Reputation system that is embedded in Dapps including uPort.
- Stabl; Enables dApps to hold and manage stable smart contract values, protecting users from ETH price volatility.
- Truffle; Development framework written in Javascript ES6 to create, compile, deploy, and test dApps.
- uPort; Enabling self-sovereign identity and digital assets.
- ethereumjs-accounts; In-browser Javascript module for managing Ethereum accounts and signing transactions remotely, without a local RPC node.
- ethereumH; Haskell Ethereum Client is a secure, scalable gateway for dApps.
- ethereumJ: Java Ethereum Client hosts Java Virtual Machine who runs a fully-featured Ethereum node.

- Microsoft; Blockchain-as-a-Service (ETH BaaS) including developer tools Ether.Camp and BlockApps.
- TransActive Grid; Joint venture (with LO3 Energy) to provide business logic layer with real-time metering of local energy generation. Enables real-time purchase and sale of spot delivery, as well as futures and options on delivery, which can be traded on an open, decentralized energy trading exchange.
- CO-TRICITY; Partnership with Innogy Innovation aiming to create a market between homeowners who produce solar powered energy and local businesses.
- SingularDTV; Production and distribution platform, creating broadcast quality original film and television content.
- Ubuntu; Functionality such as Ethereum-verified Digital ID.

Non-profit affiliations:
- Smart Contracts Foundation (SCF); Organizations, companies, and others in the blockchain space which will define standardized frameworks and interoperability on various kinds of dApps.
- Ethereum Foundation (Stiftung Ethereum); Non-profit organization in Switzerland, to maintain specfications and protocols, and managing resources to build out the Ethereum and decentralized technology ecosystem.
- Cryptocurrency Research Group (CCRG); Cross-disciplinary research network focused on studying cryptocurrencies and other decentralized consensus technologies.
- Code to Inspire; Educating Afghan female students by improving their technical literacy and teaching them how to code so that they can find future employment as freelancers.

Founded by Martin Köppelmann who was also into predication analysis platforms Fairlay and Gnosis.

Offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dubai and London.

blockchain  Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Ecosystem  Venture_Capital  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Switzerland  USA  UK  decentralization  development  Software  Software_Engineering  Programming  Accounting_Software  Organization  Application  Legal  Energy  Communication  community  NGO_NPO  events  Crowdfunding  SupplyChain  Storage  Database  Javascript  haskell  Education  Rural_Employment  Research  foundation  Innovation 
october 2017 by eocas
"Real businesses make products and sell them for a profit. They focus on customers, revenue and profitability not investors, valuations and the next fundable milestone. Real businesses prioritize their customer’s needs over their customer’s eyeballs. They have a functioning business model, not a believable financial model. Real businesses want to stay in business, not run for the exit. They create their own source of funding and don’t have to ask anyone for permission to exist. We believe real businesses make really great investments."

Mostly tech or tech-enabled industries. Their main terms are basically these two components: an equity option and profit sharing.

* Equity Option *

Only if or when you decide to raise additional capital or sell your business do we become shareholders of your company. In short, our investment will remain non-dilutive until you choose otherwise. To break this down:

If you raise $500,000, or more, in a preferred equity round, our investment converts into preferred shares at the new round's pre-money valuation.
If you sell, we convert into common shares at the pre-determined percentage.

* Profit Sharing *

Should you choose to run your business profitably, you never sell or raise more capital, we have the right to participate in cash distributions on a monthly basis, after month 36 from the time of the initial investment.

The amount of distributions will be based on the greater of Net Revenue or of Net Income."

Additionally, two important notes:

"Cash distributions are capped at 3x max the initial investment, e.g. if you raise $500,000 with a 10% equity option, cash distributions are capped at $1,500,000.
If you pay back the 3x in 3 years or less, the option is halved, e.g. if you raise $500,000 with a 10% equity option and pay back $1,500,000 in 3 years or less, the equity option becomes 5%.

Venture_Capital  Agrachina  Technology  Investor_Relations  Finance  SocialEntrepreneur  Business_Advisory_relevant  usa 
september 2017 by eocas
Start-ups shouldn't try to be unicorns—they should be zebras
"The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits over sustainable growth, and shareholder profit over shared prosperity. It chases after “unicorn” companies bent on “disruption” rather than supporting businesses that repair, cultivate, and connect."

Excerpts (slightly modified by HAG to include non-internet companies too):
"Unicorns stand for exponential growth instead of sustainable prosperity in case of Zebra [...] monopoly vs plurality [...] competition vs cooperation [...] more vs enough/better [...] quantity-metric vs quality-metric [...] customer acquisition vs customer success"

Common challenges facing which zebra companies are facing:

"1. The problem isn’t product, it’s process.
(help institutions adopt, deploy, and measure the success of innovation, apps or otherwise)

2. Zebra companies are often started by women and other underrepresented founders.
(start 30 percent of businesses, yet receive only 5 percent of small-business loans and 3 percent of venture capital)

3. You can’t be it if you can’t see it.
(lack heroes to emulate, so they default to the “growth at all costs” model)

4. Zebras are stuck between two outdated paradigms, nonprofit and for-profit.
(existing imperfect structures like hybrid for-profit/nonprofit, Public Benefit Corps, B-Corps, L3Cs can be prohibitively expensive)

5. Impact investing’s thesis is detrimentally narrow and risk-averse.
(mostly limited to verticals like clean technology, microfinance, or global health)"

Investor_Relations  SocialEntrepreneur  Agrachina  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Venture_Capital  Fundraising  NGO_NPO  entrepreneurship  Social  Business_Planning 
september 2017 by eocas
fintech 4 good
"Fintech for Good is a global movement for change in financial services, promoting accountability, responsibility and sustainability. We organise networking events, "hack" days, workshops, company search and an accelerator programme for fledgling fintech ventures.

Our vision is one where finance is used for more than profit; a world where finance is deployed to also deliver environmental, social and governance benefits for a sustainable future.

Global community of individuals, professionals, startups, small and large companies worldwide who are purposing finance for the 21st Century. Together we share knowledge, expertise, ideas and opportunities with each other. Meet, learn, discuss, contribute, challenge and be challenged.

Connect with us for networking events, online seminars, power talks from industry experts, investment opportunities, retreats and our global startup accelerator programme.

We're busy making plans in London and San Francisco but are growing rapidly and building partnerships across the world."

Based in London / UK.

Note: There exists a network with the same name and almost identical URL (www.fintech4good.co) in Qingdao / China (or Beijing).

Agrachina  fintech  Finance  Business  development  blockchain  China  Shandong  Africa  award  incubator  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital 
september 2017 by eocas
A Beijing & Qingdao-based global FinTech and Blockchain acceleration network (commercial?), formally announced the launch of a new Global Acceleration Program for startups across eight major cities: Washington DC, Chicago, London, Nairobi, Shanghai, Astana, Singapore, and Tel Aviv. To help the most impactful blockchain startups develop and launch pilots and facilitate market expedition. Their goal is to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. FinTech4Good entrepreneurs will be matched with mentors, and provided co-working spaces, funding opportunities, and introductions to local partners
FinTech4Good believes that digital identity is one of the key foundations for blockchain-based solutions in the financial sector and many other industries. For example, the organization is pursuing partnerships with governments in Africa on identity solutions for the education sector. Founder is Xiaochen Zhang.

Note: There exists a network with the same name and almost identical URL (www.fintechforgood.com) in London / UK.

Agrachina  fintech  Finance  Business  development  blockchain  China  Shandong  Africa  award  incubator  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital 
september 2017 by eocas
KaiStart 开始众筹
Lifestyle projects crowdfunding platform for films, books and small business ideas and funding primarily passion projects.

Every campaign posts a documentary-quality video to sell a highly personalized concept. Some of the videos are produced by crowdfunding campaigners, but most of the projects are filmed by the Kaistart, who visit the founders. Filming the campaign is free, then the company takes the 5% of the successful campaign’s total amount.

Finance  investor_relations  Fundraising  Venture_Capital  Startupinthecloud  technology  platform  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
november 2016 by eocas
Zhisland Capital 正和岛 (ZhengHeDao)
"Zhisland Capital is a Beijing-based private equity firm. The company aims to help fundraising within its community and connect entrepreneurs to investors."

"China’s business elite have their own private social network called Zhenghe Island, founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Liu Donghua.
private Facebook-esque social network called Zhenghe Island costs about $5,000 a year and requires that members be the founder, CEO, or president of a company with annual turnover of no less than 50 million yuan ($8.1 million), as well as “a contributor to society.”
The Five Prohibitions
1. Communication without faith
2. Commerce without ethical bottom line
3. Personality without integrity
4. Charity without principle
5. Entertainment without morality
Six Rules of Conduct
1. Rational judgment and constructive expression
2. Keep one’s word and honor one’s commitments
3. Be tolerant of personalities and respect differences
4. No bothering or harassment
5. No spam and no soliciting
6. Refraining from disclosing information outside the Island"

import_simplenote  Agrachina  Venture_Capital  Investor_Relations  China  Beijing 
november 2016 by eocas
PurpleSky Capital 紫辉创投
Shanghai-based venture capital company focusing on Chinese startups in the segments of mobile internet cloud computing / SaaS. Looking at younger demographics and focused on investments towards wider public mainstream appeal such as dating app Momo 陌陌 or alternative mobile phone Smartisan 锤子科技官网. No food, agriculture or even sustainability-oriented investment object as of 2016.

technology  investor_relations  Venture_Capital  entrepreneurship  import_agrachina  Agrachina  China 
october 2016 by eocas
E-commerce and crowdfunding: why are they the same in China?
"As long as laws and regulations are not changed to promote further diversity in crowdfunding, the industry will very likely focus on products that have already proven their feasibility. This is unlike in the West, where platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo can promote projects even before their first proof of concept. Entrepreneurs in China can therefore see in crowdfunding an alternative to venture capital in scaling up, or use it as a way to test their markets."

"avoid too much regulatory scrutiny ... the two major Chinese e-commerce players (Alibaba and Jingdong) entered the market, while no e-commerce company has crowdfunding activities in the West. Both had already solved the trust problem through the development of third-party e-payment solutions for e-commerce purposes (e.g. Alipay)."

investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Finance  Fundraising  China  Legal  policy  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
july 2016 by eocas
Can Fintech Startups Carry Out Crowd-Funding in Hong Kong?
" In view of the maturation of Fintech (Financial Technologies) ecology, the concept of crowd-funding is appealing to the general public as an option for start-ups to raise funds on web or mobile based platforms. The two areas of financial innovation that have seen strong growth in recent years are:
1. equity crowd-funding
2. peer-to-peer lending (P2P lending)
HK's Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) names risks:
- Default or failure of the investment project or business
- Illiquidity and dilution of stock value
- Platform failure
- Fraud
- Information asymmetry and lack of transparency
- Cyber security
- Illegal activities
Some studies predicted that the global investments in Fintech may surge from US$12 billion in 2014 to over US$46 billion in 2020.
- HK Government will set aside HK$2 billion to set up an Innovation and Technology Venture Fund for co-investing in local technology start-ups with private venture capital funds on a matching basis
- HK$200 million to launch a Cyberport Macro Fund for investment in its ICT start-ups"

Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Finance  technology  Fundraising  investor_relations  Legal  HongKong  Hong_Kong  China  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
june 2016 by eocas
The Dawn of China’s Entrepreneurial Age
"The quality of Chinese innovation is increasing, the funding environment is improving, particularly for early-stage companies, and the Chinese government is doing everything it can to make China Inc. a force to be reckoned with.
traditional industries such as banks and commodities companies still dominate Chinese public markets, while newer, high-growth sectors such as technology, communications, and media are tiny by comparison. People paying a high multiple for companies with a relatively small earnings base.
For the time being, money is flowing, the Chinese government has committed to innovation as a national policy, M&A provides a viable exit route, and Chinese consumers are eager for the next, new thing. Whether this will prove another golden era for entrepreneurialism in China, only time will tell, but in the meantime, China’s startups are too busy figuring out new ways to cater to a fast-growing consumer base to worry about it."

investor_relations  Venture_Capital  China  entrepreneurship  Innovation  Fundraising  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2016 by eocas
e.ventures (formerly BV Capital)
"e.ventures, formerly BV Capital, is a venture capital firm with an early stage investment approach in the markets of consumer internet, digital media and mobile space. It was founded 1997 (headquarters now in San Francisco) and has since grown to invest in five different regions worldwide (United States, Europe, Russia, Asia and Brazil)."

Setup by a bunch of Germans, formerly at the realms of Bertelsmann, AOL Europe and such.

"Usually invests $500,000 to $30 million in Internet and software companies.
The firms fashion, retail and lifestyle investments include Farfetch, The RealReal, ASAP54, Merchantry, Muse & Co, Pinkoi, Saatchi Art, Auctionata, Sapato, Solidsie, Sophie & Juliet, StyleSaint and Natural Cycle."

Fashion  Venture_Capital  investor_relations  Germany  Beijing  China  e-commerce  IT  Technology  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina  usa 
may 2016 by eocas
Tiger Global
About: "Tiger Global manages hedge funds and private equity funds by investing in local and global public and private equity markets. The firm primarily focuses its investments in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In addition to having headquarters in New York, it has offices in Beijing, China and Mumbai, India.". Invested for example in Youku or Dubai-based e-commerce giant SOUQ. HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Singapore  China  india  e-commerce  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
march 2016 by eocas
Battery Ventures
Technology-focused investment firm, founded in 1983, Silican Valley-like. Venture-capital and private equity investments, guided by data-driven processes. Investments also in Europe but not in China. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Israel  technology  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
february 2016 by eocas
Rocket Internet
About: "Rocket's mission is to become the world’s largest Internet platform OUTSIDE of the United States and China. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 30,000 employees across its network of companies, which are active in more than 110 countries across six continents. [...] identify proven business models that FOCUS ON BASIC NEEDS. We quickly BUILD companies for these business models using highly standardized and optimized processes and then scale these companies to a leading position in our markets. [...] Assets: Global infrastructure, Standardized processes (functional experts from IT, SEM, SEO, BI, CRM etc. build companies from scratch), Proprietary technology, Network of companies. [...] Based in Berlin / Germany. [...] References: Foodpanda, Home24, HelloFresh, ZALORA ..." HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  incubator  Business_Advisory_relevant  e-commerce  platform  Micro-Financing  Travel  Germany  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
february 2016 by eocas
Norwest Venture Partners
About: "From seed to late stage, we make venture investments in the U.S., India, and Israel, across a wide range of sectors. [...] Growth Equity - Minority and control investments in rapidly growing, profitable businesses that are market leaders across the technology, consumer/retail, healthcare, and services sectors. [...] Enterprise & SaaS, Cloud & IT, Internet & Consumer, Services, Healthcare [...] $6 billion in capital and have funded more than 575 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Norwest has subsidiaries in San Francisco, New York, Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel." HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Israel  india  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
february 2016 by eocas
Horsley Bridge Partners
Technology-focused private equity fund based in San Francisco, Beijing and London. Since 1983. Among the investments are MySQL, ASOS, oppa. Looking for seed and early stage ventures. HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Finance  technology  China  Textile  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  usa  UK 
january 2016 by eocas
Paris-based VC/PE company mainly active in technology investments. One of the investors in open-source software Odoo (in 2014). HAG
France  Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  technology  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2016 by eocas
Iliad Partners
Dubai/Emirates-based VC company mainly active in technology investments in the MENA-region (Middle East and Northern Africa). One of the two main investors of open-source software Odoo (in 2011). HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Finance  technology  MiddleEastNorthAfrica_MENA  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2016 by eocas
Sofinnova Ventures
California / US-based VC company mainly active in life science and technology investments. One of the two main investors of open-source software Odoo (in 2011). HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Finance  Health  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
january 2016 by eocas
Horizons Ventures
Venture capital company that focus on apps and disruptive technologies. Founded by HK's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing 李嘉誠爵士. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Hong_Kong  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
september 2015 by eocas
Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
Switzerland/US-based angel investment group in the industries: Technology, Industrial, Consumer, Internet & Mobile and Impact. HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Switzerland  technology  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
july 2015 by eocas
Wiki: "Technology investment firm headquartered in London, with offices in Beijing, Istanbul, São Paulo, and Tokyo. Focuses on new consumer technologies that have the potential to transform markets, and places an emphasis on strong management. Its co-founder and CEO is Niklas Zennström, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Skype (sold first to eBay and then Microsoft). HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Sweden  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  UK 
july 2015 by eocas
Stripes Group
New York-based growth equity firm that makes $10-100 million investments in Internet, Software, Healthcare IT and Branded Consumer Products businesses such as: Udemy, Reformation, Craftsy, Pond5, Blue Apron, Refinery29, GrubHub, Kareo, TurtleBeach, Upwork Elance-oDesk, Stella & Chewys, Art.com, Audio Network, Netbiscuits, eMarketer, MyWebGrocer, Sandata, SmartWool, NetQuote, SilverSky, Folica, Kinetic Social or Seamless. HAG
Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
july 2015 by eocas
Basset Investment Group
NYC / US-based startup VC fund focusing on Mobile, E-Commerce, Wholesale. Recently invested into the Swedish fashion/lifestyle app bloglovin and also in convenient healthy eating app PlateJoy, LE TOTE fashion discovery platform that connects brands with consumers through a rental model, GrubMarket online farmers' market, Eloquii for contemporary fashion. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  technology  Fashion  Lifestyle  food  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
White Star Capital
NYC / US and London / UK-based VC fund focusing on social media, gaming and ecommerce in seed and growth stage. Recently invested into the Swedish fashion/lifestyle app bloglovin and also has shares in HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  technology  e-commerce  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
Lerer Hippeau Ventures
NYC / US-based startup seed stage VC fund. Recently invested into the Swedish fashion/lifestyle app bloglovin and also holds shares in eyeglass brand Warby Parker, MakerBot, social marketing company Sailthru, project management software Quire or skincare Birchbox. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  technology  Fashion  Lifestyle  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
NY / US-based startup angel/vc and also software development firm focusing on tech apps. Recently invested into the Swedish fashion/lifestyle app bloglovin and also invested or holds shares in social media platform digg, project management software Quire, emailing app Giphy, URL-shortener bitly and Instapaper. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  technology  Fashion  Lifestyle  App  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
GGVC - Granite Global Ventures
Operates on the US-China axis (Silicon Valley, Shanghai & Beijing) in the field of media / cloud tech and Chinese consumer. In June 2015, under the guidance of their partner Hans Tung, they invested US$10m into Red (xiaohongshu.com - 小红书 Little Red Book), a social discovery e-commerce platform that helps people in China buy discounted brand-name goods from overseas. HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  China  technology  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
Zero2IPO 清科集团
About: "Founded in 1999, Zero2IPO is an integrated service provider in the China venture capital and private equity industry [...] deal flow and networking source. It provides a broad and deep array of services for entrepreneurs and investors including: - Research: [...] covers VC, PE, IPO, M&A, as well as TMT, Traditional, Clean-tech, Bio/Healthcare and other industries. - Events: Largest networking platform for entrepreneurs and investors in China. Conferences and club events held in China, Japan, Europe, and USA. - Capital: Zero2IPO Capital represents high-potential, high-growth China enterprises [...] Distributed across biotechnology, health care services, telecommunications, media, education, internet and e-commerce. - Ventures: [...] does not compete with other venture funds, but rather pursue a two-prong investment strategy, i.e. to co-invest with active venture capita - Pedaily.cn: Web portal about China's the venture capital and private equity industry." HAG
Investor_relations  China_Investment  Venture_Capital  technology  Beijing  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2015 by eocas
Gunderson Dettmer
Gunderson Dettmer is a Silicon Valley-driven law firm for technology companies and private equity/venture capital funds that are investing in Asia. Beijing Tech Hive member Chris Terry co-founded their Beijing office. HAG
Investor_relations  China_Investment  Venture_Capital  technology  Legal  Beijing  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2015 by eocas
Intellectual Ventures
Their claim: "We’ve built the invention capital market from scratch and we continue to lead by example. We tackle business, problem solving, and invention head on, and we have the acumen and expertise to pull it off. Our cross-disciplinary approach affords us the opportunity to work with leading inventors and pioneering companies to find creative solutions." HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Innovation  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2015 by eocas
DCM Ventures
California / US based venture capital company that outlines their quest for entrepreneurs. Has several investments in Chinese companies such as Tuniu, Yetang, Yongche, Kanbox and Wandoujia. About their investment in Yetang: https://www.techinasia.com/chinas-yetang-fashion-marketplace-post90s-hipsters-raises-us5m HAG
Fundraising  Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Agrachina 
january 2015 by eocas
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Partnering with great entrepreneurs to build the next big thing Wiki: "Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a venture capital firm [...] one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers. [..] Specializes in investments in incubation and early stage companies. Since its founding in 1972 has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures including AOL, Amazon.com, Navigenics, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Geron Corporation, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Nebula, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign, WebMD and Zynga. KPCB focuses its global investments in three practice areas – digital, green tech and life sciences." HAG
Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  Greentech  Clean-Tech  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
HighBar Partners
Wiki: "HighBAR Ventures is a venture capital firm founded by Sun Microsystems co-founders Bill Joy and Andy Bechtolsheim together with Roy Thiele-Sardiña." Bill Joy joined the quip: "No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else." They provide strategic growth capital to enterprise and infrastructure software companies. They assist management teams with financial, strategic and operational execution and participate in a range of transactions including strategic growth equity, restructurings, divestitures, management buyouts. HAG
Investor_relations  Greentech  technology  Clean-Tech  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
ZhenFund 真格基金
About: "ZhenFund is a leading seed fund founded by New Oriental (NYSE: EDU) co-founders Xu Xiaoping (Bob) and Wang Qiang (Victor). It was established in 2011 in collaboration with Sequoia Capital China, with the aim of promoting innovation among China’s youth. [...] ZhenFund is primarily a TMT-focused fund, with investments in the IOT, mobile Internet, gaming, enterprise software, O2O, e-commerce and education sectors. Our portfolio includes over 150 high-growth companies, including Shiji Jiayuan(Nasdaq: DATE), Lightinthebox(Nasdaq: LITB), Jumei(NYSE: JMEI), 17zuoye, Meilele, Zhaogang.com, Dayima, and 51talk. We believe the beginning of a truly great business starts with an exceptional founder. We are dedicated to finding the most talented entrepreneurs and providing them with the best resources and mentorship to thrive." ZhenFund is also member of the Beijing Startup Hive. HAG
Investor_relations  China_Investment  Finance  Venture_Capital  IT  Technology  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
GSR Ventures
About: "GSR Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early and growth stage technology companies with substantial operations in China. [...] Our primary focus areas include semiconductor, Internet, wireless, new media and green technology. [...] We have a partnership with Mayfield Fund, and have offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley." GSR is also member of the Beijing Startup Hive. HAG
China_Investment  Investor_relations  Venture_Capital  Finance  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
december 2014 by eocas
500 Startups | Blowing Up Startups Since 2010
Silicon Valley-based start-up incubator with angel and vc funding managers & mentors. 500 startups are also member of the Beijing Startup Hive. HAG
Investor_relations  China_Investment  Business_Advisory_relevant  incubator  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
december 2014 by eocas
From their 'About': "More than CHF 11m invested, over 298 startup projects financed, more than 464m in financing volume and 2.433 jobs created - this is venture kick's track record since the private initiative was launched in the fall of 2007 by a private consortium." Swiss-based. HAG
entrepreneurship  Venture_Capital  Investor_relations  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2014 by eocas
Silicon Valley-founded business angel / venture capital company now with office in Beijing. They also in invest in healthcare, which might also cover sustainable food production / distribution. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2013 by eocas
UK-based venture funding match-making service to connect start-ups with angel investors. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
april 2013 by eocas
China: The sleeper awakens (part 1 of 5)
Series of blogs from Berkley professor Steve Blank who teaches entrepreneurship about the Chinese startup- and VC-scene in Beijing's Zhongguancun. Overview series: - China: The sleeper awakens (part 1 of 5) - China’s Torch Program: The glow that can light the world (part 2 of 5) - The rise of Chinese venture capital (part 3 of 5) - Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (part 4 of 5) - China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5). These insights will flow into the book "创业者手册:教你如何构建伟大的企"业 (Startup Owners Manual) http://www.amazon.cn/dp/B00AR8T2MC/ Combined download: http://www.slideshare.net/sblank/china-has-risen-rev-5 HAG
investor_relations  Business_Advisory_relevant  China_Investment  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
april 2013 by eocas
Focused solely on investments in natural resources such as renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass), conventional energy (oil, gas, coal), agriculture (getting stakes for multinationals), and mining (coal, steel, precious metals). Probably no nuclear minerals. No information about sustainability requirements of their investments. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Australian venture capital company that invested amongst others in the Singaporean e-commerce fashion retailer Jooix. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
VC of internet companies such as Pinterest, BOOMI or Shopify. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
VC company that focuses to support entrepreneurial "Clean Web" online solutions which help using resources more efficiently. Background article: http://grist.org/news/green-tech-incubator-greenstart-ups-its-game HAG
investor_relations  incubator  Business_Advisory_relevant  Clean-Tech  Venture_Capital  entrepreneurship  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Chinese branch with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong of the California-based Sequoia Capital Fund. Their focus lies on Consumer goods, Telecommunication and internet, Cleantech and Healthcare. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Global Founders Capital (GFC) desribes themselves as stage agnostic (whatever that is?!) venture fund. Just newly founded in March 2013. No direct approach to foster sustainability projects. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Startup and VC - Rocket Internet
Startup and venture capital company based in Germany. Rocket Internet has been founded by Marc und Oliver Samwer (who also founded in 201302 http://www.globalfounders.vc/). Investment objects have been Zalando or La Moda. Nothing yet with special aspect to sustainability but they are said to be open to copy successful examples, including the sustainability field. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Accel Partners
Accel is an early- and growth stage venture capital investment company with larger stakes in Dropbox and Etsy. Worldwide offices including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
According to Techcrunch.com is Incuvest a [Singapore] government-appointed VC under its Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS), which offers 85 percent of a decided sum from the Singaporean National Research Foundation (NRF) if Incuvest comes up with the remaining 15 percent. Within the technology domain, IncuVest’s primary focus areas include the Retail and Lifestyle, Healthcare and Education, and Financial Services verticals. It's their interest to get on board / mentor at early stage. HAG
investor_relations  Health  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
AngelVest Group has been founded as kind of a Silicon-valley tech invest branch in Shanghai. Now it includes 60 members in the business angel and private equity sector covering the industries technology, media, healthcare/biotech, clean tech, real estate, retail/consumer products, manufacturing. HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Venture capital, Investment and Equity Fund for Asian companies
Chinese private equity that funds primary in Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Consumer Products and Services, Healthcare, Cleantech, Education, Modern Agriculture, Financial Services & Manufacturing. SBAIF holds 30% in organic retailer Lohao City and also in Element Fresh. HAG
Organic_food  investor_relations  Venture_Capital  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
Entrepreneurship, Environment, Emerging Markets
New Ventures supports environmental enterpreneurship in various countries with capacity building, business development and access to venture capital. They seem well-funded and well-connected. They are also active in china: http://www.new-ventures.org.cn/ JN
Venture_Capital  Fundraising  sustainability  entrepreneurship  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2012 by eocas
Platform for funding Sources, investment opportunities and angel investors. Has a China and agriculture rubric.

investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
september 2011 by eocas
Geld aus dem sozialen Netz
C-Crowd is a crowdsourcing capital internet platform from Switzerland. Because of a different regulatory circumstances, it is, other than their US counterparts Kickstarter.com, Rockethub.com or Quirky.com possible to acquire shares over the internet, and not "just" donate.

Certainly an interesting option to the classic three F's – Family, Friends & Fools and also from the elitary business angel option.

investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2011 by eocas
IBM will deutsche Start-ups fördern
Organizations like the "European investment funds" or VC companies like Wellington or EarlyBird are interested to fund promising ventures in Germany, but certainly also in other countries. 20110304/HAG
investor_relations  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2011 by eocas
TZG Partners
Their claim:
"We invest in the sustainable growth of China".
Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2011 by eocas
Digitale Topfkollekte - Plattformen für «Crowdfunding» werden populärer
Crowdfunding - collective financing for "sustainable" projects is hip, e.g. the crowd-funded beer brewery BeerBankroll.com. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales' appeals for contributions and Mohammed Yunes' microfinance model raised willingness of the internet citizens to spend/invest. Characteristics of "Crowdfunding":
- Crowd has time, ideals and often some money available
- Profit sharing
- Social media helps the crowd to profiling (status!) themselves
- Participation bonuses (e.g. artist crafted T-shirt for every $ 1000 investment)
- Short fund-raising phases have higher chances as the needed "buzz" hardly can be kept up over a longer term
Now crowdfunding platforms such as KIVA.org, KICKSTARTER.com or STARTNEXT.com. But there are legal issues because share policies differ between countries. Workarounds are monthly fees (e.g. GrowVC) or PROFOUNDER.com (no shares but share of the turnover).
GreenDB should keep these trends in mind when looking for donations.
Fundraising  NGO_NPO  Social_Networking  Venture_Capital  business_advisory_relevant  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
december 2010 by eocas
Amazee is social collaboration
Social network that presents sustainable projects rather than just people. Agrachina should be on this as well. 20100419/HAG
Venture_Capital  Networking  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
april 2010 by eocas
A Market Place for Social Ventures
This paper defines what a social enterprise actually is. It's written by AvantageVentures who consults and promote investments into social ventures that demonstrate social and environmental benefits, while operating on principles of financial sustainability. They work closely together with the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT). We could develop together a sustainable (socially, ecologically and economically) business model. 20091028/HAG
CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Marketing  Publicity  Stakeholder_Management  AgraChina's_Education_Project  Business_Advisory_relevant  Venture_Capital  filetype:pdf  media:document  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2009 by eocas
pwc: china compass - Spring 2006
Chapters of interest: Erlass vereinfacht Venture-Capital- und Private-Equity- Transaktionen 20091012/HAG
tax  Legal  Finance  Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2009 by eocas
Venture 2010 - Companies for tomorrow
Business Plan Contest in Switzerland. It has two phases; phase 1 is the development of the business idea and phase 2 writing of the business plan, both with professional instruction. This could be a good occasion to pep up the business plan writing for one of our subsidiaries. 20090928/HAG
Venture_Capital  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
september 2009 by eocas
Special Risks in Security Trading
Comprehensive FAQ guide to all kind of questions concerning stocks, private equity, venture capital, options and so on. 20090801 /HAG
Finance  Venture_Capital  filetype:pdf  media:document  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
august 2009 by eocas

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