we invested in
Through the annual UCAHP North America Startup Contest, SVC Angel Fund has accumulated more than 5,000 high-quality startups, among which more than 300 startups have received investments from a number of institutions including IDG, ZhenFund, TusPark Ventures, Summitview Capital, Tsing Capital and more.
Royole is a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products such as advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices. Royole has raised a total of ~$800M USD in its Series D round of funding from top investors including: Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China CITIC Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Ping An Bank, Warmsun Holding Group, Hanfor Capital, SPD Bank, Zhonghai Shengrong Capital, and Tanshi Capital. Now the estimated value of Royole is $5 billion and it is becoming one of the fastest growing unicorn companies in the world.
GogglePal ski is a wearable device based on augmented reality. Founded by a team of entrepreneurs from UC Berkeley. The team participated in the Fifth UCAHP North America Startup Contest in 2015; one month later, seed fund was completed in February 2015. Kickstarter crowdfunding was also a success and ended in May 2015. Their story has been widely reported by US mainstream media for business, outdoor and technology including Gizmag, USA Today, Ski Magazine, Outside Magazine, Freeskier and Teton Gravity Research.
Smarking, a Y Combinator 2015 Winter Class graduate, is a big-data-driven parking application, founded by a MIT PhD graduate. The Smarking start-up team competed in the final round of the UCAHP North America Startup Contest. Khosla Venture invested $3 million in Smarking.
Orbeus focuses on computer vision algorithms. It provides API to third-party software developers. The team won the Innovation Award in the 3rd UCAHP North America Startup Contest. Orbeus can identify gender, age, expression, trademarks, articles, and more. It raised $1.6 million in seed round. The company completed Series A funding round in 2014, led by ZhenFund, China Rock’s investment, the company raised a total of $1.1 million dollars. Orbeus has been acquired by Amazon.
PayEgis, founded by Dr. Dejia Wang, a graduate of the University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The company provides internet banking security and mobile payment risk solutions. The company set its headquarter in Suzhou Industrial Park. It has raised RMB1.05 billion and is growing rapidly.
Car+ is “Google Glass” designed for cars. The technology projects navigation into the visible range of a driver so the driver does not need to adjust his or her viewing angle in order to view road map and other vehicle information. Car+ is connectable with cellphone systems to enable callbacks, replying messages, wechatting and other tasks. Following the 5th UCAHP North America Startup Contest, UCAHP provided Car+ with counseling which assisted the startup to obtain millions of dollars in investment and policy support from Jiading government.
San Jose, California-based Zoom Video Communications was founded in 2011 by CEO Eric Yuan. He was one of the founding engineers at WebEx Communications, which was acquired for $3.2 billion by Cisco in 2007. Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom announced a $100 million Series D round, entirely funded by Sequoia in January 2017. The company now boasts a $1 billion valuation, putting it in the vaunted unicorn club.
RippleInfo was founded by Dr. Liu Yang, a graduate of Michigan State University. Prior to his startup, Dr. Liu volunteered for UCAHP North America Startup Contest for 2 years, which profoundly influenced Dr.Liu to embark on the entrepreneurship journey. The Zero-energy sensor developed by RippleInfo is the basis of Wan networking devices and it even grabbed US senator’s attention. Liu was a winner of the 4th UCAHP North America Startup Contest. Three months after the contest, his company obtained support from Suzhou and Dr. Liu moved Rippleinfo’s headquarter to Suzhou.