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Tencent Holdings

Founders Charles Chen Chenye Xu Jason Zeng Pony Ma Zhidong Zhang


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Total investments 745
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 538
Rounds per year 29.80
Lead investments 179
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 111
Key employees 44

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech

Tencent Holdings is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1998. The venture was found in Asia in China. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Shenzhen.

When the investment is from Tencent Holdings the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 38 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Tencent Holdings performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

This organization was formed by Chen Ye Xu, Pony Ma, Zhidong Zhang. The overall number of key employees were 42.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Mobile Apps, Internet. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Uber, Didi Chuxing, Meituan-Dianping

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Tencent Holdings, startups are often financed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Spark Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Matrix Partners China, ZhenFund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Qiming Venture Partners, Sinovation Ventures, Matrix Partners China.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
$140M10 Jan 2023 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Information Technology
Online Games
Video Games
16 Dec 2022 Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea


Health Care
09 Dec 2022 -


Electric Vehicle
05 Dec 2022 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China


Human Resources
Mobile Apps
$14M01 Dec 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Air Transportation
$119M23 Nov 2022 Germany, Bavaria, Germany

21 Nov 2022 China, Hunan, China


Financial Services
$67M13 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Financial Software
$100M10 Oct 2022 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bux, a European Robinhood, raises $80M to expand its neo-broker platform

– Bux, a startup from Amsterdam that lets people invest in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) without paying commissions (its pricing is based on flat €1 fees for certain services, no fees for others), has picked up some investment of its own, an $80 million round that it will be using to grow its business.
– The funding is coming from Prosus Ventures and Tencent (in which Prosus, the tech division of Naspers, is a major investor), as well as ABN Amro Ventures, Citius, Optiver and Endeit Capital — all new investors — as well as previous backers HV Capital and Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures.
– Bux founder Nick Bortot is stepping away and Yorick Naeff, an early employee of the company who had been the COO, is taking over.

Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round

– Momenta, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, raised $500m funding.
– The round was led by SAIC Motor, Toyota and Bosch.
– Other participants included Mercedes-Benz AG, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital, Tencent, Cathay Capital and a few undisclosed institutions.
– It’s rare to see Tencent and Alibaba (or their affiliates) co-invest.


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