Nov 15, 2017

It's About Time! AngelList's 1st China Syndicate Goes Live!

I'm excited to announce that in partnership with @Chinacceleratorthe most successful start-up program in China, and - the incubator VC @SOSVHaitao Capital has just launched the FIRST China-focused investment syndicate @AngelList - the world's leading angel investment community.

Singles Day 11/11, the world’s largest retail event, shatters records once again. Alibaba’s share price, off the back of impressive Q2 results, reached all-time highs just a week earlier. There is no doubt that China, and Chinese tech companies, are increasingly competing and winning on the global stage. 

Despite the ever-increasing spotlight and interest, there is a noticeable lack of foreign investors in China’s tech story, with even the most sophisticated western angels reluctant to invest in Chinese start-ups.

We could just lament, instead, we're trying to change this.

To do our small part, our team at Haitao Capital has partnered with the most experienced local actor on the Chinese start-up scene, @Chinaccelerator to launch the first China-focused investment syndicate on AngelList.

The Haitao Capital @ Chinaccelerator Syndicate will give accredited angel investors the opportunity to invest alongside China’s most successful start-up accelerator and prominent China-savvy investors to back the most promising Chinese and China-focused high growth companies.

“There’s been a huge shift in the last 12 months. Prominent global angels are now 

actually talking about China. Lack of appetite is no longer the barrier. 

The challenge lies in identifying & making sense of opportunities amid China’s complexity." 

"We launched the syndicate to make it easier for accredited angels to

 invest with a greater level of confidence, in the next wave of China winners."

Geoffrey Handley - Chinaccelerator Syndicate Lead & General Partner, Haitao Capital

The syndicate is managed by Haitao Capital, a founder-friendly, cross-border fund focused on the #GlobalChinaMacro Operating under the mantra #ChinaMatters – Our team and investors are a unique mix of successful founders and experienced technology investors with unparalleled local China experience and global worldview.  

As Expert in Residence at Chinaccelerator, I work closely with William Bao Bean, SOSV Partner and Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, Program Director - Oscar Ramos and team, spending considerable amount of hands-on time with every start-up accepted into the program.  

As the home of the most successful start-ups in China, Chinaccelerator is well-positioned to spot the next generation of global China winners. Backed by SOSV, the $300m incubator VC fund and the most active seed stage investor in Asia and top 5 globally according to CB Insights, Chinaccelerator's portfolio of 150+ investments and network of over 250 active mentors and angels help internet start-ups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. 

With 2 intakes per year, and Batch 13 Demo Day just around the corner, the syndicate plans to share only the top 2 companies per batch. Click HERE for more information and HERE to back the syndicate. 

So, who is Haitao Capital?

Haitao Capital is a founder-focused, early stage cross-border investor driven by the #GlobalChinaMacro. Our focus is on the 4 C’s – Care, Culture, Consumption and Creation - areas we believe a changing China will change the world. 

We invest in promising companies operating across healthcare & wellness; adtech & new retail; travel, entertainment & education and disruptive technologies in fintech, transport, agritech and food safety. 

We put our time and money behind teams that challenge conventions and teams that share our belief that #ChinaMatters. Our portfolio includes companies such as, BookTrack and 康语 / The CareVoice.

Haitao Capital is currently leading an investment round for insurtech darling, 康语 / The CareVoice, (Chinaccelerator Batch 10) China's leading health insurance and employee benefits platform, powering insurance giants AXA, Ping An, Chubb and others as they help drive China’s middle class forward.  

About Chinaccelerator

Chinaccelerator, the most successful start-up accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet start-ups 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 start-ups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan. Since its inception in 2010, Chinaccelerator has helped 120+ companies build a China and global business. 

Want to know more? Get in touch with us!

AngelList's 1st China focused syndicate has just gone live & accepting backers now! Invest alongside China's most successful start-up incubator and cross-border VC, Chinaccelerator & Haitao Capital.