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Lightspeed China Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Herry Han James Mi Ron Cao


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Total investments 146
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 100
Rounds per year 9.12
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 30
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • Apps
  • Manufacturing
  • FinTech

Lightspeed China Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Shanghai. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in China.

The current fund was established by Herry Han, James Mi, Ron Cao. The overall number of key employees were 30.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Lightspeed China Partners, startups are often financed by ZhenFund, IDG Capital, GSR Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IDG Capital, ZhenFund, GSR Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Qiming Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, IDG Capital.

The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from Lightspeed China Partners is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Lightspeed China Partners works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile Apps, Financial Services. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pinduoduo, Tujia, Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


21 Nov 2022 Jiading District, China

Jade Bird Display

Consumer Electronics
10 Aug 2022 Shanghai, Shanghai, China


13 Jul 2022 -


Productivity Tools
Virtual Workforce
$35M09 Jun 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
$92M18 May 2022 Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Artificial Intelligence
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
Natural Language Processing
$70M18 Apr 2022 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

METiS Pharmaceuticals

Artificial Intelligence
$150M06 Apr 2022 Shangcheng District, Zhejiang, China

METiS Therapeutics

Health Care
$75M05 Apr 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Nyquist Data Inc.

Health Care
Machine Learning
$6M23 Mar 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States
Laiye Raises $50M in Series C+ Funding

– Laiye Raises $50M in Series C+ Funding.
– The round was co-led by the Ping An Global Voyager Fund and Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Equity Investment Fund with participation from Lightspeed China Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital China and Wu Capital.
– The company intends to expand globally and develop products, enhance its RPA offering with native AI capability, compatibility with more operating systems like Linux and Android, deploy on all major cloud platforms, and recruit top talent.


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