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General Information

Funds

Total$423M
WI Harper Fund VII, 9/2011 $110M
Innovation Works Development Fund, 8/2011 $180M
WI Harper Fund VI, 3/2007 $133M
WI Harper Fund V
WI Harper Fund IV
WI Harper Fund III
WI Harper Fund II
WI Harper Fund I

Offices

San Francisco, USA
50 California Street
Suite 2580
San Francisco, CA, 94111
USA
Beijing, CHN
806 Tower A, Pacific Century Place
Beijing, 100027, CHN
Taipei, TWN
10F-2 Ruentex Banking Tower
76 Tun Hua South Road, Sec. 2
Taipei, TWN

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WI Harper Group

WI Harper Group is a venture capital firm that focuses on early and early expansion investments in Mainland China, Taiwan and Silicon Valley.

It was founded in 1993 and claimed, as of 2008, 15 IPOs from over 90 investments. WI Harper manages seven funds and over $750M in invested capital through 19 dedicated investment professionals located in Beijing, Taipei and San Francisco.

The firm’s focus is technology, clean technology and healthcare. Its track record includes DivX, Focus Media, Vizio, SiRF and Commerce One.

In 2011, it invested, according to unnamed sources, 70% of the money in the Innovation Works Development Fund (which it co-manages), China’s premier incubator for tech start-ups.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Roam & Wander 1/2014Venture Round$1M1
nWay 12/2013Series A$5M7
Quixey 10/2013Series C$50M7
Think Big Analytics 2/2013Seed$3M2
Roam & Wander 1/2013Series A2
nWay 10/2012Seed$4M6
Full Circle CRM 9/2012Seed$500k1
Wallaby Financial 8/2012Seed$1.1M7
AdMaster 7/2012Series B1
Flutter 6/2012Seed$1.4M9
Quixey 6/2012Series B$20M6
Triptrotting 5/2012Series A$500k2
Leiyoo 12/2011Series A2
SNSplus 11/2011Venture Round$12.5M2
SNSplus 11/2011Series A$12.2M3
Quixey 8/2011Series A$3.8M4
Wuhan Kindstar Diagnostics 6/2011Series B$11M4
Jiubang Digital Technology Co. 7/2010Series C4
Sungy Mobile 7/2010Series C4
CTC Technical Fabrics 1/2010Series A4
Laszlo Systems 1/2010Venture Round$3M4
EDAN 12/2009Series B$5.05M2
New Dynamic Education Group 11/2009Series B$10M2
EDAN 12/2008Series A$10M3
Mail.com Media Corporation 10/2008Series D$35M3
Chemclin 10/2008Series B$16.5M2
ooma 9/2008Series C$16M6
Laszlo Systems 3/2008Series C$14.6M4
New Dynamic Education Group 1/2008Series A1
ShanghaiMed Healthcare 12/2007Series E$25M5
VeriSilicon Holdings 11/2007Series D$20M9
Ikang 11/2007Series B$25M4
Cnano Technology 7/2007Venture Round$6M3
DiBcom 7/2007Series E$27.3M10
Cnano Technology 7/2007Series A$6M3
EditGrid 6/2007Series A$1.25M1
EditGrid 6/2007Series A$1.25M1
Daqi 4/2007Series B2
Chemclin 4/2007Series A$4M1
ooma 12/2006Series B$18M6
PayEase 11/2006Venture Round$14.5M4
Mapbar 7/2006Series B2
China Broad Media 2/2006Venture Round$1M2
ShanghaiMed Healthcare 1/2006Series A$2M1
Ultriva 10/2005Series A$4M4
DiBcom 8/2005Series D€24.5M5
VeriSilicon Holdings 8/2005Series B$13.5M6
Zetera 5/2005Series A$13.5M2
ooma 1/2005Series A$8M4
DivX 5/2004Series C$7M9
VeriSilicon Holdings 3/2003Series A$6M4
DivX 6/2002Series B$6M5
Precom Information Systems 3/2002Series B$8.5M5
Precom Information Systems 6/2000Series A$25M1
Mtone Wireless 5/1999Series E1
Mtone Wireless 1/1997Series C$9M2

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  1. WI Harper Group Closes WIH Fund 7 at $110M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. WI Harper Group Announces Closing of WIH Fund 7 & Innovation Works Development Fund (prnewswire.com) [edit]
  3. WI Harper raises $133 million venture fund Read (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  9. WI Harper Group Announces Closing of WIH Fund 7 & Innovation Works Development Fund (prnewswire.com) [edit]
  10. Toy Startup Roam And Wander Receives New Funding, Prepares To Expand Its U.S. Retail Presence (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. nWay Raises $5M To Build Out ChronoBlade MMO Game (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Quixey Raises $50M From Alibaba & Others To Build The Search Engine For The Mobile Era (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Think Big Analytics nabs $3M to help you with Hadoop (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  14. Roam & Wander Receives Series A Investment (finsmes.com) [edit]
  15. http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/02/07/the-daily-startup-investors-back-nway-and-its-gaming-rockstars/ (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  16. Full Circle CRM Secures $500K of Seed Funding Led by WI Harper Group (prweb.com) [edit]
  17. Wallaby Raises $1.1 Million For Cloud-Based, Universal Credit Card (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. WI HARPER GROUP LEADS SERIES B ROUND FOR ADMASTER (freshnews.com) [edit]
  19. Y Combinator Alum Flutter Raises $1.4 Million For Gesture Recognition Tech (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. Fast-Growing App Search Engine Quixey Raises $20 Million Series B (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. Triptrotting Fonders Raise $1.8M For “eHarmony For Like-Minded Travelers And Locals” (women2.com) [edit]
  22. HTML5 Games Developer Leiyoo Raises Funding From Innovation Works, WI Harper Group (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. WI Harper Group, Matrix Partners Invest $12.5 Million In Social Games Maker SNS Plus (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  25. Quixey Raises $3.8 Million For A Functional Search Engine For Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. Wuhan Kindstar Diagnostics Raises $11M in Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  29. China, CTC Technical Fabrics Closes First Round of Equity Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  30. Laszlo Systems raises $3M to integrate internet applications (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  34. Mail.com Raises $35 Million in Fourth Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  35. Chemclin Raises $16.5 Million (equityhelpdesk.com) [edit]
  36. Ooma gets $16M in 3rd round (washington.bizjournals.com) [edit]
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  40. VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. Secures $20 Million in Financing (businesswire.com) [edit]
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  42. Cnano raises $6M for carbon nanotubes (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  45. Team and Concepts Raises $1.25million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  50. PayEase gets $14.5M for SMS mobile payment service in China (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  54. eBots, Inc. Raises $4 Million in Series A Financing (ultriva.com) [edit]
  55. DiBcom Raises EUR 24.5M Round to Extend Mobile TV Leadership. (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  56. VeriSilicon Completes Series B Financing (verisilicon.com) [edit]
  57. Zetera Corp. Completes $13.5 Million Series A Financing; Warburg Pincus and WI Harper Group Back Storage Networking Innovator (findarticles.com) [edit]
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  61. DivXNetworks Closes $6 Million In Second Round Funding (findarticles.com) [edit]
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