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Himalaya Capital Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Li Lu


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Total investments 11
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.44
Lead investments 1
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Exits 4
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Social Network
  • Software
  • Advertising
  • Developer Tools

In 1997 was created Himalaya Capital Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Pasadena.

The fund was created by Li Lu.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Himalaya Capital Ventures, startups are often financed by Highland Capital Partners, FirstMark, Third Kind Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Highland Capital Partners, Lauder Partners, TSG Equity Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Highland Capital Partners, Lauder Partners, YF Capital (Yunfeng Capital).

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2008. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Opposing the other organizations, this Himalaya Capital Ventures works on 15 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Developer Tools. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Aereo, aMedia, Knovel. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Digital Media
Video Streaming
$34M07 Jan 2014 New York, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Web Apps
$3M11 Nov 2002 New York, New York, United States


$2M01 Oct 2001 New York, New York, United States


$3M01 Aug 2001 New York, New York, United States

Navic Networks

Developer Tools
Social Network
$20M26 Feb 2001 Massachusetts, United States


Digital Media
Social Network
$36M31 Jul 2000 New York, New York, United States

Navic Systems

$20M08 Jun 2000 Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Navic Networks

Developer Tools
Social Network
$20M07 Jun 2000 Massachusetts, United States


Film Distribution
Media and Entertainment
TV Production
$4M23 May 2000 San Francisco, California, United States


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