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Shanda Group

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Tianqiao Chen


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Total investments 26
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 1.13
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Medical Device
  • Education

In 1999 was created Shanda Group, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Menlo Park. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The current fund was established by Tianqiao Chen.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Augmented Reality, Education. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Yunniao Delivery, ElMindA, Lumus. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Shanda Group, startups are often financed by Granatus Ventures, True., Streamlined Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Ironfire Ventures, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, Sierra Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Matrix Partners China, GSR Ventures, Warburg Pincus.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

11 Apr 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

Pear Therapeutics

$125M03 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$3M01 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Information Technology
Medical Device
$40M03 Jun 2021 California, United States

28 Apr 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

11 Dec 2020 Mountain View, California, United States

$80M08 Dec 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Rubedo Life Sciences

Health Care
$12M03 Dec 2020 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Phaseshift Technologies

Advanced Materials
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Quantum Computing
$575K22 May 2020 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Synchron Raises $40M in Series B Funding

– Synchron, a New York-based company developer of brain interface platforms, raised $40M in series B funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Forepont Capital Partners, ID8 Investments, Shanda Group, General Advance, Subversive Capital (Michael Auerbach), re.Mind Capital (Christian Angermayer), as well as individuals Arani Bose (Penumbra) and Thomas Reardon and existing investors NeuroTechnology Investors, METIS innovative, and the University of Melbourne.
– The company intends to use the funds to launch U.S. clinical trials of minimally invasive brain computer interface following the conduction of human trials in Australia.

Virtuix Raises $19M in Series A-2 Funding

– Virtuix from Austin TX is the developer of Omni – the first omni-directional treadmill that enables 360-degree movement in virtual environments.
– The company raised $19M in Series A-2 funding.
– The round was led by venture capital firm Spark Capital, with participation from existing investors Tencent, GVR Fund, and Shanda Group.
– The new investment will be used to launch Omni One, a consumer version of the Omni for the home market.


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