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Whales Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Wei Huang Zhongyan Huo


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Total investments 20
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 1.54
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
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Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Internet
  • E-Learning
  • Art
  • Content

Whales Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2009. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Shanghai. The venture was found in Asia in China.

This Whales Capital works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Ximalaya FM, MINGDAO.COM, Zhont Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Fitness, Leasing.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Whales Capital, startups are often financed by Zendai Group, Xiaomi, Shenzhen Qianhai Xingwang Investment Co.. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zero2IPO Ventures, Volcanics Venture, Toutoushidao Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kuka Home, JBC, China Merger & Acquisition Fund.

The current fund was established by Wei Huang, Zhongyan Huo. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
31 Aug 2022 Xuhui, Shanghai, China


26 Jul 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Language Learning
Online Portals
$120M17 Aug 2020 Beijing

GJS Robot

Artificial Intelligence
$14M19 Sep 2018 Futian District, Guangdong Province, China

Video Games
$3M09 Jul 2018 Futian District, Guangdong Province


Vocational Education
$1M01 Jan 2018 Shanghai, China


Mobile Apps
$11M11 Oct 2017 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Ximalaya FM

Internet Radio
01 Sep 2017 Shanghai, China

On the Road Store

Media and Entertainment
$3M24 Jul 2017 Haidian District, Beijing, China


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