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Hony Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders John Zhao


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 2.95
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 17
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • SaaS

Hony Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2003. 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 overall number of key employees were 17.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Hony Capital, startups are often financed by BlueRun Ventures, Tencent Holdings, T. Rowe Price. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tencent Holdings, Temasek Holdings, SoftBank Investment Advisers. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SoftBank, Temasek Holdings, SoftBank Investment Advisers.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight WeWork, WeWork China, ofo. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Transportation, Real Estate. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Hony Capital performs on 5 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Hony Capital is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Starna Therapeutics

$23M16 May 2022 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Fuji Inc

21 Dec 2021 -

RootPath Genomics

$50M07 Sep 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Seesaw Coffee

Food and Beverage
$15M16 Aug 2021 Shanghai, China

Seesaw Coffee

Food and Beverage
$15M22 Jul 2021 Shanghai, China


$27M05 Jul 2021 -


25 Jun 2021 Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Chongxing Chongwu

$61M25 May 2021 Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Dingdong Maicai

Food and Beverage
$700M06 Apr 2021 Shanghai, China
EpimAb Biotherapeutics Raises $120M in Series C Financing to Advance Bispecific Programs and Broaden Clinical Pipeline

– EpimAb Biotherapeutics, a clinical stage biotech company specializing in bispecific antibody development, announced today the closing of a $120m Series C financing round.
– The round was co-led by China Merchants Bank International (CMBI) and Mirae Asset Financial Group (Mirae), and joined by Hony Capital, Cormorant Asset Management, Yanchuang Capital, Octagon Capital, renowned cultural entrepreneur and investor Adrian Cheng and ShangBay Capital, with strong participation from existing investors such as Decheng Capital, SDIC Fund, Sherpa Healthcare Partners, and Hidragon Capital.
– Proceeds from the financing will be used to fund the ongoing clinical development of EMB-01, EMB-02 and EMB-06, and to expand the company’s pipeline of novel bispecific antibodies and other biologics.


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