SAIF Partners

SAIF Partners

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Headquarters Location

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


SAIF Partners was established in 2001, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Hong Kong. This investor is located in Asia, Hong Kong.

The fund was established by Andrew Yan. We also identified another 17 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2-3 participants. Besides SAIF Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Northern Light Venture Capital, Venture Highway, Sequoia Capital India and 94 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with WI Harper Group, Venture Highway, Kalaari Capital, overall with 110 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Tencent Holdings, Qiming Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and 116 VCs in total.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - China. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 3 other locations. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Information Technology, Mobile. In addition, there are 71 more industries where it has achieved success. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Paytm Mall, One97 Communications, VANCL. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 10 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2013. SAIF Partners participates, on average, in 19 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. At the time of investment by SAIF Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2015. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

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]

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

87.2% 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]

25.7% 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]

5.1 years

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

0.35 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


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


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