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Gobi Partners was first established over 15 years ago to focus on home-grown innovation that was emerging from the IT, TMT convergence, and digital media revolution in China. In these 15 years, not only has the entire VC ecosystem made great strides forward; we have also grown to be one of the leading early stage investors in IT in China and ASEAN.
Today, Gobi manages 11 funds and has grown to nine offices across China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. We maintain our investment focus on tech-related companies in China and Southeast Asia. As a pioneer in this field, we believe that the key to success is a consistent investment philosophy: focusing on core competencies and staying ahead of the curve.
Since its inception in 2002, Gobi has been a strong believer in hypothesis-driven investing. Instead of following where the market takes us, chasing the latest hot trends, we stay true to our core, stick to what we know, and invest only in what we believe. This is reflected every day in the way we do business.
GOBI HITECH FUND I
Gobi HiTech Fund is a vintage 2007 venture capital fund. The fund invests primarily in companies operating in the IT and digital media sectors in and around the Tianjin area.
GOBI FUND II
Gobi Fund II is a vintage 2008 venture capital fund. The fund invests primarily in early stage companies in the IT and digital media sectors in China.
GOBI SINGAPORE MEDIA FUND
Gobi Singapore Media Fund is a vintage 2010 venture capital fund. The fund is based in Singapore, and works closely with its anchor investor, the Singapore Media Development Authority (MDA).
GOBI YINGZHI FUND
Gobi Yingzhi Fund is a vintage 2012 venture capital fund. The fund is based in Shanghai with anchor investors such as the National Development and Reform Commission and the Shanghai Venture Guidance Fund.
GOBI ZHIYING FUND
Gobi Zhiying Fund is a vintage 2015 venture capital fund. As Gobi's third RMB denominated fund, Zhiying is focused on seed and Series A investments.
GOBI FUND III
Gobi Fund III is a vintage 2015 venture capital fund. The fund focuses on early-stage startups operating in the TMT and digital media sectors in ASEAN and China.
HONG KONG ENTREPRENEURS FUND
The Entrepreneurs Fund is a not-for-profit initiative launched by Alibaba Group in 2016 to help Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young graduates realize their aspirations and dreams.
GOBI MAVCAP ASEAN SUPERSEED FUND
SuperSeed is a vintage 2016 venture capital fund, dedicated to investing in Southeast Asia's next generation of tech startups.
MERANTI ASEAN GROWTH FUND
Meranti is a vintage 2017 venture capital fund, focused on Southeast Asia's innovation and tech-related growth stage companies.
GOBI-CORE PHILIPPINE FUND
Core is a vintage 2018 venture capital fund, focused on Philippine tech-related early stage companies.
Agung is a vintage 2018 venture capital fund, focused on Indonesian tech-related early stage companies.
The value of strategic partnerships cannot be understated – they are critical for any business to succeed. Gobi’s strategic LP network features some of the world’s leading companies in their respective fields, including Alibaba, Bosch, IBM, Disney (via Steamboat), Nokia, NTT Docomo, SONY and Unilever. On many occasions, these relationships have led to significant business synergies or even M&A opportunities with portfolio companies. We have been exceptionally fortunate in building these relationships, and are grateful for our partners’ support.