GSR Ventures

GSR Ventures

GSR Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies including DiDi Chuxing, ele.me, Inke, ofo, Qunar, Shanghai DZH and Xiaohongshu.

Founded in 2004, GSR Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm is focused on early-stage technology companies. The firm prefers to invest in consumer goods and services, enterprise, and healthcare sectors.

GSR Ventures is focused on early-stage technology companies located in or have a nexus to China. They back entrepreneurs with global ambitions - entrepreneurs building large businesses that have the potential to enter multi-billion dollar markets. They were the first institutional investors in DiDi Chuxing, Qunar, ele.me, Xiaohongshu, Inke, Shanghai DZH and ofo.

GSR Ventures manages about $2 billion in a combination of USD and RMB-denominated funds. The firm has offices in Beijing, Silicon Valley, and Singapore.

Investment

GSR Ventures' investments in Opay, M-DAQ, Ucaidao, Diamanti, Qunjielong, Recurrent.ai, Skyroam, Tongcheng Life, Hexiaoxiang, Huohua Siwei, Fastone, AeroFarms, WeTrip China and Encootech.

They exit their investments in Qunar.com, ELEME, DeePhi Tech, Inke, Protean Electric, Seeo, LightInTheBox.com, Borqs Technologies, Baixing.com, Lashou.com and Link Motion.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
DeepMap

An artificial intelligence company that has developed technology for mapping services specifically focused designed for autonomous vehicles. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Kinsa is a San Francisco-based big data company.

InstaReM is a Singapore-based company founded by Prajit Nanu.

A marketing channel for brands through product placements in Airbnbs.

CastBox is a San Francisco-based company.

Mirabilis Medical is a Seattle-based healthcare company.

BigBox VR is a Seattle-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
GSR Ventures IV, L.P.
350,000,000
349,900,000
July 5, 2011
108,500,000
108,500,000
October 13, 2011
150,000,000
December 20, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ellen Fan

Employee

Jack Jia

Employee

Kevin Fong

Founder

Mianmian Wen

Employee

Qi Jiayue

Employee

Tammie Siew

Employee

Vincent Win

Employee

Yuan Gao

Employee

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Companies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ben Adams
November 24, 2020
FierceBiotech
Decentralized study company Medable has raised a large $91 million funding round as it continues to ramp up the deals in 2020.
AlleyWatch
May 9, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Jill Shen
May 6, 2019
TechNode
State-owned enterprises China Resources Group, global beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, and McDonald's are among the client list.

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