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CoStone Capital Wins Multiple VC/PE Awards

2019.05.17 CoStone Capital Views:


On May 17th, the 7th Chinese Venture Capital Summit was held by Securities Times in Shenzhen.

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On May 17th, the 7th Chinese Venture Capital Summit was held by Securities Times in Shenzhen.

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The theme of this summit is “New Opportunities for VC Arise from Greater Bay Area”. Presenting the summit are CoStone Capital Zhang Wei, representatives of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), and Vice President of China (Shenzhen) Development Institute and Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macao Studies. They all delivered their keynote speeches on Greater Bay Area, science and technology innovation and other hot topics. The forum also attracted over 300 business representatives of VC firms and startups.


In the list of Golden Eagle Award, CoStone Capital was awarded Private Equity Firm of the YearVC Exit Winner of the Year and VC Fundraising Winner of the Year in addition to Best Venture Capital Firm for CPG (consumer-packaged-goods), Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing respectively. Chairman Zhang Wei and Vice Chairman Lin Ling was named the Venture Capitalists of the Year.


At the same time, CoStone Capital’s portfolio companies also delivered strong performance. Pagoda was awarded High-Growth Companies of the Year, and Royole earned Tech Startup of the Year.

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, making Huawei 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


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