Predict your next investment

Venture Capital
emerge.co.il

See what CB Insights has to offer

Investments

21

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

1

About Emerge

Emerge is a venture capital fund focused on assisting Israeli technology companies to create value through the Chinese market. The fund, backed by leading Chinese tech entrepreneurs and investors, is led by Dovi Ollech, former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor toIsrael's Chief Scientist.

Emerge Headquarter Location

Tel Aviv,

Israel

+972-50-6240220

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Latest Emerge News

Emerge 2021 | How businesses from the UK and Brazil work in a post-pandemic China

Sep 23, 2021

Share this: Kiran Patel and José Roberto de Andrade Filho discusses China’s Free Trade Zones at the 2021 Emerge conference. (Image credit: TechNode) Credit: TechNode Overseas entrepreneurs are revaluing their business interests in China as the world grapples with a prolonged pandemic that shows no end in sight. During the Emerge 2021 conference held in Beijing on Sept. 19, TechNode talked to two foreign trade experts, Kiran Patel and José Roberto de Andrade Filho, on tech business collaboration between China, the UK, and Brazil. Kiran Patel is the senior director at China-Britain Business Council. José Roberto de Andrade Filho is a counselor and the head of tech and innovation at the Embassy of Brazil in Beijing. The following conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity. Kiran Patel on UK business interests in China Kiran Patel, senior director at China-Britain Business Council, talks at the 2021 Emerge conference. (Image credit: TechNode) TechNode: What are some of the rising opportunities in tech for the UK and China? Patel: The tech sector is a particularly challenging sector, not least because of regulation, politics, data. There are so many challenges to overcome. But in terms of the real opportunities, for the UK and Chinese companies to work together, both for big industries and also with startups and SME (small and medium-sized enterprises), we are seeing actions in medical technology, healthcare, and life science. I would also cite other more specialized areas, such as advanced materials and composites. Graphene, for example, is one area where the UK and China have a partnership and a collaboration, as well as in AI and big data. China is still the largest market in the world. I spoke earlier about a middle class of 400 million-plus people. That’s a phenomenal market to tap into. We spend our time trying to tell businesses that this isn’t just one market of 1.4 billion people. It’s a very nuanced market and a very specific market. Despite the challenge of the pandemic, the UK businesses are still very much looking towards China and the opportunities here. TechNode: Can you give us some examples of the collaborations that the two countries have been doing? Patel: I believe that since the two zones (free trade zones) have been rolled out as a key strategic policy, about 800 companies have invested. One-fifth of those are international companies. China has its own objectives to achieve, in terms of green growth, digitization, industry upgrading, so on and so forth…We find that our partners across the zones and across inward investment bureaus are very keen to work with the UK and also very keen to work with us to lead and drive events, do market promotion and guide companies to explore policy incentives, talent pool, savings on office spaces, and others. We have a wide range of partnerships and collaborations that enable us to put on platforms that you know a UK blockchain company or a company that’s developing AI algorithms for commodities trading, for example, can tap into. They can build partnerships and work together with their counterparts on the China side and develop commercial business partners. We ran a competition earlier this year in Tianjin, for example, that gave the winning British company a chance to speak at the World Intelligence Conference this year. José Roberto de Andrade Filho on China and Brazil tech collaboration José Roberto de Andrade Filho, counsellor and the head of tech and innovation at the Embassy of Brazil in Beijing, talks at the 2021 Emerge conference. (Image credit: TechNode) TechNode: What are some of the tech areas that China and Brazil are working together? Filho: On the level of government to government cooperation, we have been working a lot in promoting different areas such as the exchange of researchers. Smart cities and AI are key points of interest, and technology parks collaboration, which is a key element that has been functioning very well between the two countries. At the level of companies, the big Brazilian companies that trade with China are already present here. They have their own innovation departments. I would mention just a few, such as Embraer, the airplane company; Vale, the mining company; and Suzano, the pulp and paper company, one of the biggest in the world, actually. They have innovative collaborations with incubators, with universities. We support that to open new areas for joint projects and creating businesses. We are also working with a lot of universities. For example, in terms of agriculture, there is the CLAARI. CLAARI is a network of China-Latin America agricultural research institutions, led by the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou. This is a very recent network that was created a few months ago. And we have had the participation of more than 10 Brazilian universities right now. TechNode: Why are Brazilian companies interested in coming to China, especially those from the tech sector? Filho: China is undoubtedly recognized more and more as a key center for innovation. I see from other countries, many companies coming to innovate in China, and not necessarily for the Chinese market, but hiring engineers here, creating their own R&D centers and labs to produce products and services. Some companies are doing research for new products here in China. I think it’s important to say in China can find talents. Every year hundreds of thousands of highly qualified engineers are graduated here in China, plus the overseas talents that come here. So you have people, you have capital. There are lots of investors. China’s the second biggest financial market in the world. So if you want to invest in your product. And you have the ecosystem, Beijing is one of the best examples, especially now with the two zones and Zhongguancun. The history of Zhongguancun is a very good example, renowned all over the world. It’s an ecosystem where you can find everything you need to make your business grow. Once you have a very good idea, or incrementally from the business you have today, you start thinking innovative ways. This is something that not only Brazilians but many foreigners have recognized.

Emerge Investments

21 Investments

Emerge has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in Infinipoint as part of their Seed VC on July 7, 2021.

CBI Logo

Emerge Investments Activity

investments chart

Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/27/2021

Seed VC

Infinipoint

$11M

Yes

1

5/18/2021

Series C

Explorium

$75M

No

3

10/27/2020

Seed VC

Deci AI

$9.1M

Yes

5

9/16/2020

Series B - II

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

7/28/2020

Series B

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

7/27/2021

5/18/2021

10/27/2020

9/16/2020

7/28/2020

Round

Seed VC

Series C

Seed VC

Series B - II

Series B

Company

Infinipoint

Explorium

Deci AI

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$11M

$75M

$9.1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

5

10

10

Emerge Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Emerge has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Intello on February 18, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

2/18/2021

Acquired

13

00/00/0000

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

$991

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

2/18/2021

00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

Subscribe to see more

Companies

Subscribe to see more

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Subscribe to see more

Sources

13

10

Emerge Fund History

1 Fund History

Emerge has 1 fund, including Emerge Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Emerge Fund II

3

Closing Date

Fund

Emerge Fund II

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3

Emerge Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Emerge has 1 strategic partners and customers. Emerge recently partnered with Kuebix on May 5, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/3/2019

Partner

Kuebix

United States

Kuebix partners with Emerge freight marketplaces to increase its truckload capacity offering

Our partnership now connects the Kuebix shipper community directly with the Emerge without ever having to leave the Kuebix platform , '' said Grant Crawford , president of Kuebix .

2

Date

5/3/2019

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Kuebix

Country

United States

News Snippet

Kuebix partners with Emerge freight marketplaces to increase its truckload capacity offering

Our partnership now connects the Kuebix shipper community directly with the Emerge without ever having to leave the Kuebix platform , '' said Grant Crawford , president of Kuebix .

Sources

2

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.