|DragonVenture provides comprehensive investment vehicles and advisory services for our investors and affiliates. Our investment approach and philosophy have always been to focus on early-stage investing in people, applications and businesses based on core, defensible technology/IP, and other exceptional China-centric market opportunities while maintaining clearly defined exit strategies. Our partners and affiliates include mainstream US companies with plans to expand into Greater China, foreign enterprises and investment groups, and entrepreneurs with unparalleled vision, business approach, technical savvy, and technology that will easily translate into long-term success and market penetration both in China and globally.
We are one of a few US-based VC and “Cross-Pacific” advisory firms that have an established track record of investing in China-centric enterprises both in U.S. and China, while also maintaining an extensive network of local contacts and professionals throughout mainland China. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we also maintain affiliate offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Working closely with our Chinese partners and affiliates, we are able to effectively incubate companies, navigate the complexities of doing business in China, conduct local due diligence, mitigate risks associated with our direct investments in China, and to better ensure key milestones and investment objectives are met and exit strategies are properly executed.
DragonFund I (2000), DragonVenture’s original fund, was highly successful and achieved considerable success, acclaim, exposure, and returns for its investors and limited partners. DragonVenture continues to work closely with its worldwide network of LPs, venture partners, and affiliates to establish appropriate investment vehicles for identifying and capitalizing on prospective investment opportunities in Greater China and throughout Asia Pacific.
As best said by John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: "if the business plan is good enough, we [VC] can always find money to fund it." For those businesses that do not fit within our existing funds' objectives or limited partners’ expectations but still represent an outstanding opportunity for certain specialized investors, we will, on a very selective basis, help the entrepreneur source capital from within our investor and affiliate networks in Greater China and elsewhere.