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Amino Capital

Amino Capital

Amino Capital is a venture firm focusing on data driven startups, and blockchain-powered next generation protocols.

Company Overview

Amino Capital is a venture firm based in Palo Alto, focusing on seed to growth-stage investments in big data, and data-driven technologies, including but not limited to IoT, medicine / genomics, AI/BI, drone/UAV, Fintech, security, and infrastructure.

History

Amino Capital is a venture capital fund based in Palo, Alto, CA. They primarily invest in big data and other technology companies including blockchain and crypto companies like Skuchain and NuCypher.



Amino Capital is a Private company. Larry Li is the Founder & CEO of Amino Capital. One of Amino Capital's funding round was an investment fund for $50M on September 2016. Amino Capital has 17 companies in its portfolio, and its first investment was made in 2014. Amino Capital has an estimated revenue of <$1M and an estimate of less <10 employees.



The firm was founded in 2012 by a team of over 40 technology executives and innovators from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Tencent, Alibaba, U of Chicago, Stanford U, Tsinghua U, and et al.



AMINO Capital is a venture firm based in Palo Alto, focusing on seed to growth stage investments in big data and data-driven technologies, including Assemblage (acquired by Cisco), Orbeus (acquired by Amazon), Ozlo (acquired by Facebook), Woomoo (acquired by Priceline), Contastic (acquired by Sugar CRM), Human Longevity Inc, Skycatch, Skuchain, Webflow and Grail unicorn.

Amino Capital is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Beijing, China; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; Shanghai, China; and Shenzhen, China.

Investments

Amino Capital has made 79 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 23, 2019, when they invested $2M in AnChain.ai. Amino Capital has had 9 exits. Amino Capital's most notable exits include Grokstyle, Ozlo, and Simppler. Amino Capital has raised a total of $75M across 3 funds, one of them being Amino Capital III. This fund was announced on Aug 13, 2018, and raised a total of $20.5M.

Investment Approach

Amino Capital specializes in making direct investments. It makes venture capital investments in seed/startup and early venture companies.



The firm invests in internet and direct marketing retail, internet security software, online services, networking services, security software, artificial intelligence software, telephone equipment, mobile telephones, network security, and health care technology.



It seeks to invest in United States of America, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, and East Timor. The firm invests between $0.05 million and $0.25 million in its portfolio companies. 

Timeline

August 28, 2018

DFINITY

$102,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

August 13, 2018

Amino Capital III

$20.5M

March 7, 2018

taxa

SEED FUND

February 9, 2018

WeTravel.to

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

January 11, 2018

Voyage

$15,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

December 15, 2017

OneChronos

SEED FUND

September 20, 2017

menusifu

$3,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

September 4, 2017

GetAccept

$1,600,000

SEED FUND

August 11, 2017

Weee

VENTURE CAPITAL

April 4, 2017

GrokStyle

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

December 12, 2016

Wallarm

$2,300,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

December 7, 2016

Visbit Inc.

$3,200,000

SEED FUND

October 13, 2016

Pay By Group

$3,400,000

SEED FUND

October 11, 2016

Cassia Networks

$10,270,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

September 29, 2016

Amino Capital Fund II

$50M

April 28, 2016

Levyx, Inc.

$5,400,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

March 3, 2016

Evertoon

$1,700,000

SEED FUND

February 3, 2016

Skuchain

SEED FUND

October 28, 2015

Localize

$1,200,000

SEED FUND

July 22, 2014

POPAPP

$700,000

ANGEL

February 13, 2014

EquityZen

SEED FUND

August 30, 2013

Chime

$2,750,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

December 1, 2012

zPark Venture Fund I

$4.5M

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

CHARLES CHENG

Risk Management Partner



DAVID WEI

Founder and Non-Managing partner



HE ZHANG

Analyst



HUICAN ZHU

Managing Partner



JACK SMITH

Partner



JUN WU

Managing Partner



LARRY LI

Managing Partner



MAXIMILIAN IBEL

Partner



SUE XU

Managing Partner



TOM DING

Blockchain



ZAKI MANIAN

Blockchain



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

Amino Capital - Medium



Web

Amino Capital collects $20.5 mln for third fund - PE Hub



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Amino Capital Completes Final Close of Its $50M Fund II for Early-Stage Startups

Amino Capital Management Company, LLC

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Amino Capital could raise double Fund II total through third flagship vehicle | AltAssets Private Equity News

Mike Didymus

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Amino Capital raises up to $20m for Fund III - Fintech Roundup

rsachar

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Meet ApolloX Investors: Amino Capital



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r/ApolloX - ApolloX Investor : Amino Capital



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Sue Xu - Amino Capital | Emerging Manager Forum, San Francisco Speaker



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Zpark Venture - Amino Capital focusing on early stage technology startups, followed by series A and B investments. | Startup Ranking



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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Blockchain investment challenges for VCs | Sue Xu, Amino Capital

June 23, 2018

Larry Li, Managing Partner Amino Capital: Predictions for Crypto/Blockchain 2018 #blockchaintech | FinTech Silicon Valley



Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AiFi







AirPair







Alfred







anchain.ai







Apolox







Apostle







Assemblage







Asseta







Battlefy







Brainkey







Breinify







Candy House







Cassia Networks







Chime







Code Recipe







Contastic







CSPA







Darma







DataBeyond







DataForm













Dfinity







Enplug







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