IDG Ventures

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IDG Ventures
Private company
Industry Private equity
Founded 1996
Founder International Data Group
Headquarters San Francisco

IDG Ventures is a global family of venture funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management. All of the funds were originally sole-source-funded by International Data Group.

The first fund was created by IDG in 1996 and was located in San Francisco. The latest San Francisco fund, formed in 2007, accepted other institutional investors in addition to IDG, which remains a major investor. Following the successful launch of the San Francisco fund, IDG organized its non-publishing investments in China into venture funds. In 2009, IDG Ventures China renamed itself IDG Capital Partners to reflect the breadth of its half dozen funds encompassing start-up venture through growth investments. In 2000, IDG started a fund in Europe; this fund is now closed. In 2001, IDG started a fund in Boston, also named IDG Ventures. The manager of the Boston fund renamed itself Flybridge Capital Partners in 2008 and is no longer associated with the IDG Ventures funds. In the 2000s, IDG started funds in Vietnam, India, and Korea. As of 2013, there are five countries with IDG funds - China, Vietnam, India, Korea and the United States (San Francisco).

Venture Capital Investments[edit]

Year Company Industry
2013 Appboy[1] New York City-based mobile marketing automation company
2015 Baofeng Chinese online video platform[2]
2015 Survata[3] Market research & survey respondents[4]
2015 ICrushIFlush[5] Dating app
2015[6] Indian entry-level recruitment portal
2015 Tripoto[7] Travel portal


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