Gobi Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm making early and growth stage investment in companies operating in China, Hong Kong, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. the firm is headquartered in Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was founded in 2002 by Thomas Tsao. Companies partnered with Gobi Partners include: Alibaba.com, Sony, Bosch, Mavcap, GS shop, MDEC, Jump Starter, and the eFounders Fellowship.
The firm has offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. According to the company's website (as of October 2019), Gobi Partners has made investments in over 250 companies and raised 13 investment funds. Notable investments made by Gobi Partners include: Black Fish, Hermo, Mad house, Mainspring, Teambition, Tuniu.com, UBTech, Urban Revivo, and Yoyi.
Malaysia SuperSeed Fund II
On June 17, 2019 Gobi Partners announced raising $10 million in capital for their Malaysia SuperSeed Fund II. The firm plans on using the fund to invest in companies operating in Malaysia in the following industries: artificial intelligence, big data, cloud services, e-commerce, financial technology, internet of things, marketplaces, the circular economy, and companies that cater to Muslim consumers
Meranti ASEAN Growth Fund
On August 16, 2017 Gobi partners announced raising $200 million in capital for their Meranti ASEAN Growth Fund which will focus on making investments in businesses in the ASEAN region working in the following industries: cloud services, e-commerce, financial technology, and Muslim-focussed technology (also known as Taqwatech).
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