Chengwei Capital

Founded 1999
Founders Eric X Li


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Total investments 66
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 47
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile

Chengwei Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The venture was found in Asia in China. The main department of described VC is located in the Shanghai.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Chengwei Capital, startups are often financed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Source Code Capital, Farallon Capital Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Source Code Capital, Sinovation Ventures, Yunqi Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sutter Hill Ventures, Source Code Capital, Ant Financial.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Service Industry. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Youku, Hellobike, Apus Group The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China.

The fund was created by Eric X Li. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Chengwei Capital performs on 20 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Chengwei Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Health Care
$10M23 Feb 2021 Shanghai, China

$300M17 Dec 2019 Yuexiu District, Guangdong Province


Enterprise Software
Health Care
Information Services
$15M28 Oct 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Internet of Things
$65M06 Jun 2019 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
$10M09 May 2019 Qingyang District, Sichuan, China

Sila Nanotechnologies

$170M16 Apr 2019 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$61M24 Jan 2019 Haidian District, Beijing, China


Productivity Tools
$35M03 Dec 2018 Shanghai, China

$100M22 Nov 2018 Yuexiu District, Guangdong Province
Rapid Silicon Announces Seed Funding of $15M

– Rapid Silicon, a provider of AI-enabled application-specific FPGAs based on open-source technology, announced $15 million in seed funding led by ChengWei Capital and Cambium Capital.
– Rapid Silicon is headed by industry veteran Dr. Naveed Sherwani and has offices in San Jose and Shanghai, and plans to expand with additional offices in Europe and Asia.
– Rapid Silicon’s new generation of FPGAs targets a wide range of applications, allowing customers to introduce differentiated products in record time.


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