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Investments

228

Portfolio Exits

11

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

1

About Baidu Ventures

Baidu Ventures is a venture capital arm specializing in early-stage investments. The firm typically invests in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Baidu Ventures was founded in September 2016 and is headquartered in China. BV invests in Seed stage, Series A, and Series B companies, primarily in China & the United States.

Baidu Ventures Headquarters Location

Yuanyang Office Park, Building AB, Floor 7 No.10 Jintong West Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing, Beijing, 100020,

China

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Latest Baidu Ventures News

Smart Dishwasher Firm Qingmei Completes A-Round Financing, Baidu Ventures Among Investors

Apr 2, 2022

(Source: Qingmei) Qingmei Electric Appliance Technology Co., Ltd. (Qingmei), a smart dishwasher manufacturer based in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, announced Friday that it has received tens of millions of yuan in A-round financing from Borun Capital and Baidu Ventures . The funds are reportedly to be used for R&D investment, intelligent factory construction and market expansion. Previously, Xiaomi joined in the angel investment round for Qingmei. Founded in 2019, Qingmei independently develops, produces and sells smart dishwashers, and is gradually expanding to various European and U.S. markets. It has built an intelligent manufacturing facility, which will be put into production in June 2022. Zhao Xuegang, founder of Qingmei, said, “The company brings together a group of high-end talent in mechatronics system construction, intelligent control and experimental testing. They are proficient in the market solutions and details of existing dishwashers, and develop new patented solutions in response to the large number of patents for mature solutions deployed globally. On this basis, a complete innovative solution is formulated for R&D and mass production.” Zhao added, “We believe that dishwashers are still in an early period for development. Referring to the penetration rate and growth rhythm of cleaning appliances, it is estimated that the penetration rate of dishwashers will reach 7%-10%, and the dishwasher market will usher in booming development.” The home appliance market in China is highly competitive, but the penetration rate of dishwashers is extremely low. According to oIBP, the penetration rate of dishwashers in China was less than 1% in 2020, suggesting huge potential for future market growth, compared with a penetration rate of over 70% in Europe and the U.S.

Baidu Ventures Investments

228 Investments

Baidu Ventures has made 228 investments. Their latest investment was in wyze as part of their Series A - II on August 8, 2022.

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Baidu Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/17/2022

Series A - II

wyze

$8.7M

No

1

7/21/2022

Series A - III

JHETECH

No

1

7/13/2022

Seed VC

Digital Force Field

Yes

1

7/7/2022

Corporate Minority - II

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10

6/9/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

8/17/2022

7/21/2022

7/13/2022

7/7/2022

6/9/2022

Round

Series A - II

Series A - III

Seed VC

Corporate Minority - II

Series A

Company

wyze

JHETECH

Digital Force Field

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Amount

$8.7M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Baidu Ventures Portfolio Exits

11 Portfolio Exits

Baidu Ventures has 11 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was NetEase Cloud Music on December 02, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/2/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

1

3/3/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

2

2/5/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

16

7/10/2020

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/9/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/2/2021

3/3/2021

2/5/2021

7/10/2020

7/9/2020

Exit

IPO

IPO

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

Public

Public

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Sources

1

2

16

10

10

Baidu Ventures Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Baidu Ventures has 2 funds, including RMB Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/2/2018

RMB Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$317M

2

12/31/2016

Baidu Ventures I

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Closing Date

2/2/2018

12/31/2016

Fund

RMB Fund II

Baidu Ventures I

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Open

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Amount

$317M

Sources

2

10

Baidu Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Baidu Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Baidu Ventures recently partnered with Comet Labs on March 3, 2017.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/1/2017

Partner

United States

Baidu Ventures partners with Comet Labs as both double down on artificial intelligence

Unlike these partnerships that Comet Labs has been establishing for months , its relationship with Baidu Ventures will exist at a level that transcends the individual Labs .

1

Date

3/1/2017

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Baidu Ventures partners with Comet Labs as both double down on artificial intelligence

Unlike these partnerships that Comet Labs has been establishing for months , its relationship with Baidu Ventures will exist at a level that transcends the individual Labs .

Sources

1

Baidu Ventures Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Baidu Ventures has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

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Baidu Ventures Team

1 Team Member

Baidu Ventures has 1 team member, including former Chief Executive Officer, Wei Liu.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Wei Liu

Legend Star, and CCID Venture Capital

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Wei Liu

Work History

Legend Star, and CCID Venture Capital

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Former

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