Linear Venture

Linear Venture

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Headquarters Location

China, Beijing

About

Linear Venture is the renowned VC, which was created in 2014. The VC's location is in Asia, China. The primary office of this VC is located in Beijing.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Linear Venture is more than 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 5 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. This fund was the most active in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides Linear Venture, start-ups are typically funded by IDG Capital, China Growth Capital, Voyager Capital and 9 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Sequoia Capital China, IDG Capital, China Growth Capital and also 18 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, IDG Capital, out of 10 investors from our database.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Enterprise, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 17 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - China. However, start-ups from 4 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Horizon Robotics, WM Motor, Tongdun Technology are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

Year Founded

2014

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: linear.vc; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

17.3% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.4 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

3

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

IDG Capital, China Growth Capital, Voyager Capital

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, IDG Capital

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