Hillhouse Capital Group

Founded 2005
Founders Zhang Lei


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Total investments 253
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 213
Rounds per year 15.81
Lead investments 66
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 48
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • Medical
  • Software

Hillhouse Capital Group appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2005. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Changyang. The company was established in Asia in China.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight JD.com, Airbnb, iQiyi. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Medical, Health Care. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Hillhouse Capital Group, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures, Tencent Holdings. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shunwei Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, Sirona Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Temasek Holdings, IDG Capital, Sequoia Capital China.

This organization was formed by Zhang Lei. We also calculated 12 valuable employees in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Hillhouse Capital Group performs on 7 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The average startup value when the investment from Hillhouse Capital Group is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

J&T Express

Courier Service
Freight Service
$2B24 Nov 2021 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Hesai Technology

Autonomous Vehicles
$70M17 Nov 2021 Shanghai, China


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$10M16 Nov 2021 Shanghai, China

Miaoxiang Technology

Interior Design
11 Nov 2021 Minhang, Shanghai, China


Consumer Goods
Electric Vehicle
$128M01 Sep 2021 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

SolarPlant Technology

03 Aug 2021 -

MicroPort CRM

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$150M26 Jul 2021 Clamart, Ile-de-France, France

Nature’s Fynd

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$350M19 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

GRIT Biotechnology

Health Care
Medical Device
14 Jul 2021 Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VanMoof raises $128 million to become the world’s leading e-bike brand

– Amsterdam-based startup VanMoof has raised a $128m Series C funding round.
– The company designs and sells electric bikes that are quite popular in some markets.
– It now wants to become the world’s leading e-bike brand by iterating at a faster pace.
– Asia-based private equity firm Hillhouse Investment is leading the round, with Gillian Tans, the former CEO of Booking.com, also participating.
– Some existing investors also put some more money on the table, such as Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital, Balderton Capital and TriplePoint Capital.
– Overall, if you add it all up, the startup has raised $182m in total.

Direct-to-consumer orthodontic startup Impress raises $50M to scale across Europe

– Impress, a Southern European player in direct-to-consumer orthodontics, has raised a $50m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by CareCapital (a dental division of Hillhouse Capital in Asia), along with Nickleby Capital, UNIQA Ventures and investors including Michael Linse, Valentin Pitarque, Peter Schiff, Elliot Dornbusch and others.
– All existing shareholders, such as TA Ventures and Bynd VC, also participated.
– Impress is an homage to the direct-to-consumer startups in this area in the U.S., such as SmileDirect, and now plans to scale across Europe from its existing bases in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the U.K. and France.


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