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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, 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

Invested in

Associated Investment Funds

Patents

Funding Rounds Participated In

Further Resources

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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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