SAIF Partners

SAIF Partners

A private equity firm in Hong Kong that focuses on products, services, technology, media, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, travel and tourism, internet, clean technology, agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

SAIF Partners is a private equity firm in Hong Kong that focuses on products, services, technology, media, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, travel and tourism, internet, clean technology, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Founded 2001 in Hong Kong Island by Andrew Yan, this private equity firm invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series B, series A, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include Unacademy, Chaayos, FirstCry, Acko General Insurance. As of February 2020, SAIF Partners has made 318 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 11, 2020, when Chaayos raised $18.5M. SAIF Partners has had 35 exits, the most notable of which include MakeMyTrip.com, IndiaMART, and Tantan. The company has raised two funds, their latest being SAIF Partners India VI. This fund was announced on Jun 20, 2017 and raised a total of $350M.

Timeline

2001

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Amprius

Amprius is a Fremont, California-based nanotechnology company developing silicon nanowires for lithium-ion batteries and founded by Mark Platshon and Yi Cui.

A technology company developing a platform-as-a-service for managing internet of things (IoT) devices.

CoverFox is a Mumbai-based insurance technology company offering an online platform for managing insurance policies.

Toppr is a product of Toppr Technologies Private Limited. It was co-founded by Zishaan Hayath and Hemanth Goteti. It is a learning app for students studying in classes 5th to 12th or students appearing for entrance exams and scholarship exams. As of December 2017, Toppr has a user base of 2.5 million people.

MakeMyTrip is a Gurgaon-based company.

Unacademy is an education technology company offering an online learning platform and mobile learning application.

Capital Float is a Bangalore-based online platform providing working capital financing to small and medium enterprises in India.

SEVEN Networks is a San Carlos, California-based software company founded by Trevor Fiatal.

One97 is a mobile-internet company providing mobile content and commerce services to mobile consumers.

Trilliant is a Cary, North Carolina-based smart grid company.

ClearTax is a financial technology company providing solutions for income tax filing, GST and mtual fund investments. It participated in the S14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Treebo is India's leading tech-enabled, asset-light affordable accommodation brand.

A company that produces EEG and ECG biosensors for consumer-facing, wearable technology products.

Crossbar Semiconductor is a Santa Clara, California-based company.

ZipLoan is a company founded by Shalabh Singhal.

A company offering social media marketing solutions in China.

Easy Live is a company founded by Clement Sanchez.

Aye Finance is an India-based company.

Strata is a Lake Forest, California-based company founded in 1995.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
SAIF Partners India IV Ltd
350,000,000
350,000,000
March 30, 2011
350,000,000
350,000,000
March 2, 2015
350,000,000
June 20, 2017
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ting Feng

Associate

Annie Li

CFO, Portfolio Management

Chason Dai

Senior Associate

Dong Ren

Associate

Naiken Veerasamy

Director

Ravi Adusumalli

Managing Partner

Sherman Sheng

Principal

Victor Chao

Senior Investment Associate

Yong Hong XU

Venture Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AInnovation

Capital Float

Chaayos

Codemao

Mosaic Wellness

Spinny

Taimei Technology

Urban Ladder

WMall

Xreacloud

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
March 5, 2020
The Economic Times
Accel, an early backer of Flipkart and Swiggy, estimates that 90% of those who stepped down from the fund ended up starting their own companies.
Sujata Sangwan
December 13, 2019
YourStory.com
In July 2019, the firm had closed its Series E funding at $65 million from its existing investors SAIF Partners and Warburg Pincus, to further strengthen its technology and network coverage.

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