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Riding China's VC Rollercoaster

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Riding China's VC Rollercoaster
Published: October 27, 2013 Content info: 39 Pages

This publication has been discontinued on January 9, 2019.


China's total venture capital (VC) investment amount doubled to $11.1 billion from 2010 to 2011, but with the country's economic growth slowing down and over-investment hangovers from previous years, 2012 saw a significant slump. That said, almost $2 billion of VC was invested in emerging technology startups that year. Investment activity remains unevenly distributed across China, although startups in 29 out of 31 regions attracted VC backing since 2011. The investment amounts in each industry show different year-on-year tendencies, but represent good indicators to their development paths. In navigating this complex landscape, foreign VC firms' location, industry, and company maturity sweetspots continue to be very different from domestic VC firms'. This report provides a compelling reference for understanding China's unique VC landscape and dynamics and what's really happening across key emerging technology domains.

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Product Code: LRCHI-R-13-3

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  • Executive Summary
      • Foreign VC Is Still the Minority in China, With Very Different Behaviors from Domestic Firms
  • Landscape
      • The Allure of Fast Money Reached Its Height in 2011
      • Recognition of Reality Brought Sanity to VC Investing in 2012
    • IOT Saw the Greatest VC Activity, but Pharmaceuticals Lead in Total VC Investment
    • Venture Investment Scenario Varies Widely Across Different Regions in China
      • Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong Are Still the Favored VC Hunting Grounds
      • Venture Investments in Beijing's Emerging Technology Industries Still Overwhelm Shanghai
      • VC's Heavy Pursuit of Electronics Fueled Guangdong's Investment Emergence
      • Jing-Jin-Ji vs. Yangtze Delta vs. Pearl Delta
    • Landscape Conclusions
  • Analysis
    • The Percentage of VC Deals Made by Domestic/Foreign VC Firms Has Increased
      • The Rising Tide of Domestic/Foreign VC Firms
    • Investment Activities Differ Among Different Types of VC Firms
      • Domestic VC Firms Still Load Up with Series A
      • Foreign VC Firms Still Distribute the Investments Evenly Across Different Series
      • Domestic/Foreign VC Firms' Investment Actions Are Adaptive to the Market Change
      • Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong Are the Most Popular Investment Locations for Foreign VC Firms
      • Industry Preferences Have Migrated Based on VC Firm Domestic Know-How
    • Walking Through the Industries: The Rationale for Investing, from the Investors' Perspective
      • Advanced Materials
      • Green Building
      • Emerging Electronics and Automation
      • LED
      • Printed, Flexible, and Organic Electronics
      • IOT
      • Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Red Biotechnology
      • Agriculture Innovation
      • Water Treatment
      • Mining, Exploration, and Production
      • Alternative Fuels
      • Energy Storage
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Smart Grid
      • Solar
      • Wind Energy
  • Outlook
  • Methodology
  • About Lux Research
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