WI Harper Group - Unicorn Nest

WI Harper Group

WI Harper Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


WI Harper Group was established in 1993, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in San Francisco. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Software, Medical Device. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 27 more industries for this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 3 other countries. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Panshi, Focus Media, Chemclin are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from WI Harper Group, start-ups are often funded by IDG Capital, Maven Ventures, Harbinger Ventures and 72 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are IDG Capital, SAIF Partners, Intel Capital, the total number of co-investors is 100. The investors in the following rounds are usually IDG Capital, Intel Capital, Sycamore Ventures, and 67 VCs in total.

WI Harper Group participates, on average, in 17 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 1 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2015. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from WI Harper Group is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. This fund was the most active in 2016. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year.

This VC was founded by Peter Liu. We also identified another 9 core personnel in our database.

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: wiharper.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first last_initial, last first_initial, last

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

97.2% 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]

22.4% 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]

1.5 years

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

0.2 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 Previous

IDG Capital, Maven Ventures, Harbinger Ventures

Funds Investing Together

IDG Capital, SAIF Partners, Intel Capital

Funds Investing in Following

IDG Capital, Intel Capital, Sycamore Ventures

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