Northern Light Venture Capital

Northern Light Venture Capital

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Headquarters Location

China, Beijing


Northern Light Venture Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 2005. The primary office of this VC is located in Beijing. The VC's location is in Asia, China.

The fund's activity peaked in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 15 percentage points more exits than other funds. Northern Light Venture Capital is involved in 22 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. At the time of investment by Northern Light Venture Capital, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Dianrong, Vipkid, The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - China. However, start-ups from 3 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Health Care, Semiconductor. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 33 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 other investors. Aside from Northern Light Venture Capital, start-ups are often funded by Sequoia Capital China, Sinovation Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and 38 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Qiming Venture Partners, Matrix Partners China, Sinovation Ventures, overall with 51 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by IDG Capital, New Enterprise Associates, SAIF Partners, as well as 49 other investors.

The fund was established by Feng Deng, Yan Ke. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

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

94.1% of cases

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


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

29.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

7.2 years

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

0.18 out of 1

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


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


Funds Investing in Following

IDG Capital, New Enterprise Associates, SAIF Partners

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