Morningside Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ken Shi Richard Liu


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Total investments 254
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 146
Rounds per year 18.14
Lead investments 54
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology

Morningside Venture Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The main department of described VC is located in the Xuhui. The venture was found in Asia in China.

The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Morningside Venture Capital performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from Morningside Venture Capital is more than 1 billion dollars.

This organization was formed by Richard Liu. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Xiaomi, SenseTime, XPeng Motors. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biopharma, Software. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Morningside Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital China, Morningside Group, Matrix Partners China. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital China, Gaorong Capital, GGV Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital China, Tencent Holdings.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

VisionNav Robotics

$80M29 Apr 2022 Futian District, Guangdong Province, China

METiS Pharmaceuticals

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

METiS Therapeutics

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


$15M11 Mar 2022 Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Regenerative Bio

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$10M25 Feb 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

ReviR Therapeutics

Alternative Medicine
$20M17 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
$100M04 Jan 2022 Futian District, Guangdong Province, China


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
27 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$100M22 Dec 2021 Futian District, Guangdong Province, China


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