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, CA 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 primarily invests 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, and Tsinghua U.

Amino has made investments in 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 has 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

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Dfinity is a decentralized computing network currently in development using blockchain technology and algorithmic governance.

Human genome sequencing company founded in 2013 and based in San Diego, CA. Human Longevity Inc. is building a database with genomic and phenotypic information and aims to make medicine more data-driven by combining DNA sequencing, expert analysis and machine learning

A technology company building products for enabling the autonomous operation of self-driving vehicles.

CSPA (Computer Science Proficiency Assessment) is a company providing standardized assessment for software engineers. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017.

TrueVault is a data security company focused on protecting personally identifiable information.

A company developing a software for sales proposal and eSigning workflow

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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
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Location
Date signed
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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
Date

Amino Capital - Medium

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

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

anchain.ai

Apolox

Apostle

Assemblage

Brainkey

Candy House

Cassia Networks

Chime

Code Recipe

Contastic

Darma

DataBeyond

Evertoon

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