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Investments

282

Portfolio Exits

19

Funds

18

Partners & Customers

1

About Gobi Partners

Gobi Partners is a Shanghai-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in China's digital media sector. Gobi defines digital media as a new form of communication emerging from the convergence in telecommunications, media, and technology. Gobi invests in companies that are pushing the frontier, integrating gaps or enabling consolidation within the digital media value chain.

Gobi Partners Headquarter Location

Room 303, No. 2088, Xietu Road Xuhui District

Shanghai, Shanghai, 200032,

China

+86 21 5160-1618

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Expert Collections containing Gobi Partners

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Find Gobi Partners in 2 Expert Collections, including Beauty & Personal Care.

B

Beauty & Personal Care

58 items

Startups in the beauty & personal care space, including cosmetics brands, shaving startups, on-demand beauty services, salon management platforms, and more.

T

Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

39 items

Tech-enabled companies offering services and products focused on tourism. This collection includes booking services, search platforms, on-demand travel and recommendation sites, among others.

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Latest Gobi Partners News

Fundraising bootcamp for SMEs launched by 1337 Ventures

May 11, 2022

1337 Ventures, a Malaysian venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage companies, has created a fundraising Bootcamp as part of an equity crowdfunding (ECF) accelerator program to assist local SMEs. The Hive SEA, Tenggara Capital, Gobi Partners, Malaysia Debt Ventures, Kairous Capital, and Rosewood Capital attended 1337 Ventures’ demo day, during which startups presented to investment firms such as The Hive SEA, Tenggara Capital, Gobi Partners, Malaysia Debt Ventures, Kairous Capital. Unearth, a marketplace for old products and idle assets, and QueueMed Asia, a healthtech business, were among the participants. Leet Capital, a sibling business of 1337 Ventures, will raise money through the ECF. Suresh Thiru, an angel investor and former CEO of Seek Asia, said the ECF accelerator program witnessed “a terrific mix of engagement” from various industry heavyweights and will “play a key role” for Malaysian entrepreneurs. The four-week curriculum included information on how to undertake a business appraisal, the sorts of legal instruments needed for an ECF raising, the many types of grants now available, and what makes a good media narrative. In Malaysia, ECF is becoming more popular as a fresh and effective approach for local firms to generate financing. The total ECF funds raised grew to 221.63 million ringgit (US $50.6 million) in 2021 from 127.73 million ringgit (US $29.1 million) in 2020, according to the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Gobi Partners Investments

282 Investments

Gobi Partners has made 282 investments. Their latest investment was in Binery as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2022.

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Gobi Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/27/2022

Seed VC

Binery

$1M

Yes

1

4/13/2022

Series B

Julo Financial Technology

$30M

No

3

4/13/2022

Debt

Julo Financial Technology

$50M

No

1

3/19/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

3/9/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

4/27/2022

4/13/2022

4/13/2022

3/19/2022

3/9/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series B

Debt

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Binery

Julo Financial Technology

Julo Financial Technology

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Amount

$1M

$30M

$50M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

1

10

10

Gobi Partners Portfolio Exits

19 Portfolio Exits

Gobi Partners has 19 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Wiz Notes on January 10, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/10/2022

Acquired

1

8/26/2021

Merger

5

8/18/2021

Acquired

$99M

5

7/5/2021

Acquired

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10

5/21/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/10/2022

8/26/2021

8/18/2021

7/5/2021

5/21/2021

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

5

5

10

10

Gobi Partners Fund History

18 Fund Histories

Gobi Partners has 18 funds, including Ratu Nusa Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/22/2022

Ratu Nusa Fund

$10M

1

11/7/2019

Alibaba Hong Kong Young Entrepreneurs Foundation

UNKNOWN

Closed

$131M

1

6/17/2019

Malaysia SuperSeed Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$10M

2

10/15/2018

Gobi-Agung Fund

$99M

10

10/9/2018

Gobi-Core Philippine Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/22/2022

11/7/2019

6/17/2019

10/15/2018

10/9/2018

Fund

Ratu Nusa Fund

Alibaba Hong Kong Young Entrepreneurs Foundation

Malaysia SuperSeed Fund II

Gobi-Agung Fund

Gobi-Core Philippine Fund

Fund Type

UNKNOWN

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

Open

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Amount

$10M

$131M

$10M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Gobi Partners Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Gobi Partners has 1 strategic partners and customers. Gobi Partners recently partnered with Sunway Group on September 9, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/16/2020

Partner

Malaysia

Gobi Partners and Sunway Group announces winners of SuperSeed II Championship

Commenting on the partnership , Sunway Group President Tan Sri Chew Chee Kin said , `` Sunway is proud to have partnered with Gobi Partners to launch the Superseed II Championship as we strongly believe that this competition will benefit and contribute to the vibrancy and dynamism of Malaysia 's start-up landscape as they manoeuvre their way through the pandemic .

1

Date

9/16/2020

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Malaysia

News Snippet

Gobi Partners and Sunway Group announces winners of SuperSeed II Championship

Commenting on the partnership , Sunway Group President Tan Sri Chew Chee Kin said , `` Sunway is proud to have partnered with Gobi Partners to launch the Superseed II Championship as we strongly believe that this competition will benefit and contribute to the vibrancy and dynamism of Malaysia 's start-up landscape as they manoeuvre their way through the pandemic .

Sources

1

Gobi Partners Team

8 Team Members

Gobi Partners has 8 team members, including current Founder, General Partner, Lawrence Tse.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Wai Kit Lau

Founder

Current

Lawrence Tse

Founder, General Partner

Current

Filippo Huang

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Haifeng Wang

Chief Administrative Officer

Current

Kay-Mok Ku

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Wai Kit Lau

Lawrence Tse

Filippo Huang

Haifeng Wang

Kay-Mok Ku

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder, General Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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