2007-2013: Accumulate Experience from Cross-sector Operations and Identify the Driving Force for Emerging Industry
Within its first six years, SC examined quite a few emerging industries and focused attention on TMT, upgrading of traditional industries and the next-generation consumption, and gained experience mainly through investment and management of growth stage projects. During this stage, SC completed some impressive investments in clean energy, advanced manufacturing, communication technology, media, emerging service and healthcare.
2013: Strategically Focus on Healthcare Industry
In its seventh year, SC strategically achieved its transformation from industrial breadth to professional depth based on the company foresight of the local VC market trend of segmentation and advancement, and launched a concentrated investment strategy vividly described as "digging a small and deep well attentively". Since 2013, SC has focused all attention on healthcare, organizing a highly professional investment team, and move towards early-stage investment, in order to achieve its economic moat. SC is one of earliest ventures in China to establish a special healthcare fund.
2015: Establish the Consumer-driven Innovation Sector
In 2015, after years of exploration and analysis, SC decided to upgrade the sector of the next-generation consumption to its second strategic focus, and completed the creation of its first consumer-driven innovation fund and the establishment of an independent team by adhering to "Focus" strategy and accessing unchartered area.Since then, SC's "Parallel Fleet" investment strategy - multiple focuses with respective specialized teams - has become clear.
2019: Set up the Hardcore Technology Arm
Since 2019, the global market has seen a more dramatic evolution in competition and cooperation among countries, and the scientific innovation in China has become more urgent. SC believes that a real breakthrough in underlying hardcore technology will become a core engine behind China's high-quality economic growth in the new global landscape. Therefore, SC precisely re-shaped its focuses to maximize the investment opportunities. By developing an independent team and leveraging industry resources, the company formally launched its first hardcore technology fund in 2020, to explore opportunities from a new wave of technological innovation.
In 2013, Share Capital created its first healthcare fund. Since then, the company has launched three healthcare funds, which have invested in more than 80 projects and supported the successful listing of those invested companies in A-share market and the U.S. stock market.
Investing in the healthcare industry has a high barrier to entry, with the need for experts with extreme professional focus and extensive experience in the field. Our healthcare investment team members come from diverse professional backgrounds, including drug R&D, bioengineering, clinical medicine, pharmaceutical supervision, and financial services. Many possess over ten years of industrial experience and PhD's in pharmacy/biology. Through detailed analysis of medical developments and constant seizure of investment opportunities, our healthcare investment team has already established a high level of influence in the industry.
Investment strategy for healthcare funds: With a focus on medical innovation and global R&D level as our target, we aim to cater to the emerging market demand in China by funding advances in Biotech, Drug R&D, Emerging Medical Service and Advanced Medical Devices.We primarily focus on early- to mid stage projects, but also consider other stages.
Since Share Capital's establishment, improving consumer life has always been a key goal, and is now one of our core investment directions. In 2014, we launched our first Internet innovation fund. To date, our company has launched three consumer lifestyle focused innovation funds, which have invested in over 70 projects and guided several client companies to have successful listings in the A-share market and the U.S. stock market.
Share Capital believes that consumer lifestyle is improving in multiple dimensions. On one hand, this new generation of entrepreneurs can take advantage of the Internet era’s digital infrastructure, using computerized tools to redefine how production and consumption works. On the other hand, consumption is becoming more and more stratified and individualized, meaning the structure of consumption is constantly being reshaped, and whats people demand is constantly changing. A new facet to the traditional industry is appearing, and we intend to take advantage of this huge opportunity.
When it came to investing in consumer lifestyle innovation, Share Capital’s stage I and stage II funds focused on projects initiated by entrepreneurs who were seeking to use the Internet to reshape the value chain of traditional industry, and innovate the business model of segmented business, while stage III funds went further to highlight the new model and demand in housing market by probing into the innovation of products and industry chain in property transactions, space operation, house decoration and smart home. In the future, we will continue the process of drawing a lifestyle blueprint for the next generation of consumers by funding innovation.
Share Capital has a long history of company investing in the most cutting-edge technologies. We have invested in several listed companies thus far. In 2020, we initiated the first special angel fund focused on Hard & Core Technology. Going forward, we hope to continue catalyzing the advance of technology through our funding capabilities.
For over a decade, Share Capital has tirelessly created cooperation platforms to share industry resources, and forged long-term strategic partnerships with China's leading universities, research institutions, talent pools, and entrepreneurship community. It has allowed us to become the competitive source of tech investment projects and talent teams we are today. Meanwhile it also guarantees that we can constantly empower the companies we've invested in through our plethora of resources and contacts. Our company's specialized technology investment team is as knowledgeable in tech as in investment, giving them unparalleled expertise. They have even independently developed a set of AI and data-driven investment assistance system in order to improve the efficiency of project acquisition, research, decision-making, and portfolio management.
Investment strategy for hardcore technology funds: We follow the technological progress of China's leading scientific research teams, and mainly focus on AI, Big Data, Advanced Manufacturing, the New Generation of IT, and New Materials. We give priority to projects headquartered in the Greater Bay Area with Shenzhen as a center.