Asian venture capital mainly aimed at China

Venture_capitalChina-focused funds account for nearly two-thirds of the sum raised by Asia-focused venture capital funds since 2014, according to new data. Together, the 138 China-focused funds tracked by research firm Preqin raised $27.6 billion since the start of 2014. In contrast, 49 India-focused funds raised $4.9 billion. “Despite annual fundraising totals declining slightly in 2016, 2017 could mark a landmark year as the fundraising pipeline for the region continues to develop apace,” said the firm in its report. “Almost 200 funds are currently seeking capital from investors to deploy into venture capital opportunities in Asia, including the China State-Owned Venture Investment Fund, which will become the largest venture capital fund ever raised if it reaches its target size.” The China State-Owned Venture Investment Fund is targeting 200 billion renminbi ($29 billion). In total, 333 Asia-focused venture capital funds tracked by Preqin raised $43.3 billion since the start of 2014. ©2017 funds global asia

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