Morningside Group

Morningside Group

Morningside Group is an investment firm that was founded in 1986 and is based in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The firm makes private equity and venture capital investments in the information technology, life sciences and clean technology sectors. It also participates in philanthropic activities to enable education, support science and fund medical research.

Morningside Group was founded by the Chan family of Hong Kong. The Chan family founded the Hang Lung Group in 1960. Today, the Hang Lung Group consists of Hang Lung Group Limited [0010.HK] and Hang Lung Properties Limited [0101.HK]. Both companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Hang Lung Properties Limited is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.

Morningside Group invests in private equity and venture capital opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Since 1992, China has increasingly become a significant part of the group's investment activities. Morningside Group has investments in the following sectors -- machinery manufacturing, high-tech, media, telecommunication, life science, education and clean technology. The group is managed by experienced investment professionals who are entrepreneurial, have deep industry knowledge and are effective in the local environment in which they operate.

Investment

Morningside Group's investments include Inotrem, MedAnnex, Aural Analytics, Apic Bio, Cashify, Agora.io, Liquidia Technologies, The Nue Co., Kuaidian Yuedu, Kezar Life Sciences and Desora.

Their exited investments include Xiaomi, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, YY.com, Genocea Biosciences, Frequency Therapeutics, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Aduro BioTech, Guazi Car Rental and Xunlei.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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A company developing antibacterial therapeutics for drug-resistant bacterial infections

A container farming technology company. Its headquarters are located in Boston, Massachusetts and the company was founded in 2010.

A biotechnology company using microbiology and chemistry to produce consumer goods and industrial products.

Developing gene therapies to potentially cure rare diseases.

A company that provides cell and tissue based diagnostic tests for personalized medicine development

A company developing and manufacturing genome wide research and diagnostic products

Liquidia Technologies is a Durham, North Carolina-based nanotechnology company.

A company developing antiviral medicines for the treatment of diseases

A company developing tissue oximetry technology for measuring local tissue oxygen saturation

A company developing antibiotics to treat Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections

A drug discovery and development company focused on treating cancer with small molecule drugs

A biopharmaceutical company developing RNAi delivery technologies targeting infectious human diseases

A company developing Innate Defense Regulators

Kingsoft is a Beijing-based company.

Plastic Logic is a Dresden-based company.

A biotechnology company specializing in drug discovery contract research

Aduro Biotech is a Berkeley, California-based company.

A company offering an online house rental platform.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
225,000,000
130,900,000
April 29, 2011
400,000,000
353,400,000
August 22, 2015
307,500,000
279,000,000
February 19, 2014
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People

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Ed Walters

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Mike Kozub

Employee

Reenie McCarthy

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Stephanie Wilson

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Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc
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