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Apple Funds

Founders Hongtao Hu

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Total investments 7
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$29M
Portfolio companies 4
Rounds per year 0.47
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Network Security
  • Internet
  • Technical Support
  • Mobile
  • Cyber Security
Summary

Apple Funds is the famous VC, which was founded in 2009. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Beijing. The company was established in Asia in China.

The current fund was established by Hongtao Hu.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 partakers. Despite the Apple Funds, startups are often financed by ZhenFund, Qiming Venture Partners, Lightspeed China Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ZhenFund, Qiming Venture Partners, Junsan Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Matrix Partners China, Lightspeed China Partners, Gaocheng Capital.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zhizhangyi, Chaitin Tech. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Cyber Security, Network Security. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. This Apple Funds works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$30M15 Oct 2018 Beijing

Chaitin Tech

Cyber Security
Network Security
Security
Web Apps
$4M28 Jun 2017 Haidian District, Beijing, China

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$15M10 Jan 2017 China, Beijing

Yunfatong

Big Data
Legal
$463K30 Mar 2016 -

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$1M01 Jan 2014 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

5REN

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Film
Marketing
TV
$463K07 Jan 2013 China, Zhejiang

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Total investments 7
Average round size 29M
Rounds per year 0.47
Peak activity year 2017
Lead investments 1
Follow on index 0.43
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.71

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$30M15 Oct 2018 Beijing

Chaitin Tech

Cyber Security
Network Security
Security
Web Apps
$4M28 Jun 2017 Haidian District, Beijing, China

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$15M10 Jan 2017 China, Beijing

Yunfatong

Big Data
Legal
$463K30 Mar 2016 -

Zhizhangyi

Internet
Mobile
Network Security
Technical Support
$1M01 Jan 2014 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

5REN

Advertising
Film
Marketing
TV
$463K07 Jan 2013 China, Zhejiang
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