The CoStone Capital portfolio Quanyi Pharmacy Chain, aka PharmPlus (全亿健康) has been merged by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. on 13th May, 2021. This billion-dollar transaction makes it...READ
SmartMore closed its $200Mn dollars series B funding, emerging as a unicorn. After participated in series A funding, CoStone Capital enhances its investment in series B funding.
On the foundation of technical advantage, questions such as changing its technical advantage to product advantage, matching with the market demand, and putting the technology into specific industry are a tough challenge for a start-up technology company. To answer that, SmartMore’s technology and business team go hand-in-hand to present a perfect answer.
In the prosperity of Artificial Intelligence, more enterprises in China have entered the field of AI technology. Even though artificial intelligence was not its strongest aspect of national development, China still has impressive breakthroughs and prominent enterprises in artificial intelligence, such as Cloudwalk Technology.
WeRide, the global leading L4 autonomous driving company closed its $310Mn series C funding from IDG, CoStone Capital etc. In May 2021, reported a post-money valuation of $3.3Bn.
The CoStone Capital portfolio Quanyi Pharmacy Chain, aka PharmPlus (全亿健康) has been merged by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. on 13th May, 2021. This billion-dollar transaction makes it one of the largest pharmacy M&A deals in recent years.READ
On December 9, 2020, Deloitte issued the list of “Stars of Tomorrow: China’s Top 50 High Growth High-Tech Enterprises 2020” in Beijing. With its expertise in privacy computing, industry leading technology and competitiveness, Clustar was selected to be on the list, alongside with other star companies including Genki Forest, ESWIN, and AInnovation.READ
On December 11th, Yeahmobi, one of CoStone’s investment portfolio, has been approved for its public listing application by the GEM listing committee. Yeahmobi is an intelligent marketing service provider for corporate internationalization. The company is committed to provide customers with marketing promotion service across the globe. Currently Yeahmobi’s major business involves performance advertising, brand advertising and account management for major medias.READ
On November 19, the IPO application of MEDPRIN(ipo 108577), one of CoStone Capital’s investment project, was approved by GEM Listing Committee. With Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology(831088) passed CSRC approval on November 17, CoStone has two companies launching IPO this week.READ
Jean-Marie Lehn, one of the 1987 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, praised Royole for its distinctive innovation of fully flexible display at the 3rd World Laurates Forum. Scientific research itself, in the eyes of this laureate, resembles Sci-Fi features, but Royole’s flexible human-machine interface (HMI) technology seems a reality directly out of SF novels, the laureate exclaimed after seeing Royole’s achievements.READ
On November 6th, 2020, CoStone Capital’s portfolio company GalaxyCore, a leading Chinese senor maker of CMOS image and DDI display gets approved for its IPO, joining CoStone’s STAR Market portfolio of Effort (688165.SH), SinoMed (688108.SH), BrightGene (688166.SH), Jinhong Gas (688106.SH), Donglai Coating Technology (688129.SH).READ
SmartMore, a China's AI computer vision solution provider for industrial manufacturing, completed a USD 100 million Series A financing round, becoming the youngest “quasi-unicorn” AI company. CoStone Capital is one of the investors.READ
The year 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of China’s Reform &Opening-Up, once again, we meet at the turning point of history. What’s the next step for the game, is there any clear guidance? The answer is affirmative.
Our country is enjoying a good momentum of development, which does not come from the Washington Consensus nor the Beijing Consensus. China’s experience has proved that both the visible hand and the invisible hand are crucial: the visible hand, stands for the government-led reform, and would yield benefits for reform and opening up; the invisible hand, stands for the Marginal Power represented by the private sector, and would improve economic efficiency and tax collection, create jobs and employment opportunities.
Provided that we want to protect and expand the benefits form reform, three simple but mandatory agreements are to be made and followed: No.1 Private ownership must be recognized, protected and treated equally with public ownership constitutionally, both ownerships are scared and inviolable;No.2 Make further clarification of the principal position of market economy, “deepen economic system reform by centering on the decisive role of the market in allocating resources”, as President Xi addressed in the third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee;No.3 Implement the guiding principles of “comprehensively promoting law-based governance” of the fourth plenum. The rule of law is essential for economic growth, irreplaceable to protect private ownership, and necessary to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
Above are three rules for us to avoid falling into the Middle-income Trap. Assuming that we are breaking systematic barriers to private enterprises’ participation in market economy, and boosting innovation and entrepreneurship of our society, then we are heading towards a promoting direction. We are marching in the path of light, regardless of the ups and downs of Sino-US relationship, the drop in GDP growth rate, or the monetary policy.
These principals also apply on knowing how better to run a business: don’t be hedged by rules and regulations at the beginning, pay more attention to your survival, and you’ll learn more when you start your second business.
For many years, Huawei has been the only Chinese company on the list of the Top 50 R&D Spenders. Regardless of the economy and its income, what Huawei has been doing is investing in its future, dedicated to R&D, continuously and resolutely. This provisional work underscores Huawei’s accomplishments, makingHuawei anindustry leader.
So, there are standard answers on how to run a company,which could be summarized as concentration and professional dedication, continuous investment on innovation and trying harder in R&D. Entrepreneurship is also important, every single company needs entrepreneurs to push aside all obstacles and difficulties, to implement strategies and ideas. We, as investors, are destined to look for such outstanding entrepreneurs and their companies, invest in them and partner with them.
At this key point of history, a country, a company, or asingle individual, will all need to find the right path. Four decades after the Reform and Opening-up, it’s time to learn from our experience and stop “wadding across