Baidu Ventures

Founded 2016

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Total investments 102
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 89
Rounds per year 20.40
Lead investments 32
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Software
  • Information Technology
Summary

Baidu Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in China. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Beijing.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Baidu Ventures, startups are often financed by Legend Star, Shunwei Capital, ZhenFund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shunwei Capital, Tsingyuan Ventures, Sequoia Capital China. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Shunwei Capital, Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG), Legend Capital.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Baidu Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Baidu Ventures works on 28 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Taihe Music Group, Insilico Medicine, Atomwise. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Geometrical-PAL

Automotive
Software
1
$61M03 Aug 2021 China, Shanghai

Beijing Gene+ Technology

Health Care
Life Science
Medical
1
$115M22 Jul 2021 China, Changping District

Insilico Medicine

Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Genetics
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
1
$255M22 Jun 2021 China, Hong Kong Island

Nutshell Therapeutics

Health Care
Product Research
1
$20M15 Jun 2021 China, Huangpu

Qitan Technology

Biotechnology
Health Care
1
$61M08 Jun 2021 China, Qingyang District

Engine Biosciences

Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Care
Machine Learning
1
$43M26 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Analytics
Big Data
1
05 Nov 2020 China, Dongcheng District

Biotechnology
1
$15M25 Sep 2020 China, Shangcheng District

Avail Medsystems

Clinical Trials
Health Care
Manufacturing
Medical Device
Software
1
$15M27 Mar 2020 United States, Palo Alto
News
Insilico Medicine Raises $255 Million in Series C Financing Led by Warburg Pincus
– Insilico Medicine announced that it has closed a $255m Series C. – The financing led by Warburg Pincus, and participated by current investors including Qiming Venture Partners, Pavilion Capital, Eight Roads Ventures, Lilly Asia Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, BOLD Capital Partners, Formic Ventures, Baidu Ventures, and new investors including CPE, OrbiMed, Mirae Asset Capital, B Capital Group, Deerfield Management, Maison Capital, Lake Bleu Capital, President International Development Corporation, Sequoia Capital Chin... Read more
Engine Biosciences Announces $43 Million Series A Round to Decipher Genetic Codes for New Medicines Through Machine Learning and Next-Generation Combinatorial Genetics
– Engine Biosciences announced the successful completion of an oversubscribed $43m Series A funding round. – Engine identifies errors in the complex genetic codes of diseases, fixing them with precise therapeutic solutions. – This round was led by Polaris Partners and also included new investors Invus and one of the world’s premier institutional investors, based in Singapore. – Existing investors also participated in the Series A, which included 6 Dimensions Capital, WuXi AppTec, DHVC, EDBI, Baidu Ventures... Read more

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