Baidu

Founded 1999
Founders Eric Xu Robin Li

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Total investments 85
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$84M
Portfolio companies 91
Rounds per year 3.86
Lead investments 44
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.11
Exits 17
Key employees 33

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Content
  • Financial Services
Summary

Baidu is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1999. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Beijing. The company was established in Asia in China.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Baidu, startups are often financed by DCM Ventures, Tencent Holdings, Sequoia Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Matrix Partners China, JD.com, IDG Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Hillhouse Capital Group, Xiaomi, Vanke.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Automotive, Manufacturing. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, iQiyi, Uber China. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund was created by Eric Xu, Robin Li. Besides them, we counted 31 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The average startup value when the investment from Baidu is more than 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Baidu performs on 14 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 37 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Yaoshibang

B2B
Pharmaceutical
Trading Platform
$270M15 Jun 2021 Yuexiu District, Guangdong Province, China

Lunewave

Autonomous Vehicles
Electrical Distribution
Electronics
Sensor
$7M23 Nov 2020 Tucson, Arizona, United States

ECARX

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Information Services
$200M27 Oct 2020 Zhejiang

Zhangyue Technology

Consumer Electronics
E-Learning
EBooks
Internet
$100M18 Mar 2020 Beijing

Ripcord

Artificial Intelligence
Digital Media
Office Administration
Robotics
SaaS
Software
$45M25 Feb 2020 Hayward, California, United States

Yusys Technologies

Information Technology
$86M07 Jan 2020 Guangdong Province

Neusoft Group

Information Technology
Security
Software
$216M10 Sep 2019 Shenyang, Liaoning, China

QKids

E-Learning
Education
Language Learning
$15M14 Aug 2019 Siming, China

E-Commerce
$30M09 Aug 2019 China, Zhejiang

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