TSVC is named “Top unicorn investors making first deal at angel & seed stage” by Pitch Book Report 2018.
By investing Zoom, Quanergy, and Ginkgo these three companies precisely, TSVC Capital made it to the list of “2018 top unicorn investors making first deal at angel & seed stage.”
Here are the 3 unicorns and their fairytale-like stories.
Based in San Jose, California, Zoom is a leading company in video communication. Featuring flawless video, clear audio, and instant sharing, Zoom can be applied on mobile devices, desktops, and even room systems. Also, Zoom is ranked 1 in customer reviews and has accumulated up to 500 video participants and more than 750000 companies as its regular users.
Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco prior to founding Zoom, where he was responsible for Cisco’s collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at Webex, Eric was the heart and soul of the Webex product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the Webex team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M.
In January 2017, Sequoia Capital knocked on the door at Zoom and a $100 million Series D round, putting the company in the vaunted unicorn club.
Quanergy Systems, Inc. was founded in 2012 and builds on decades of experience of its team in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics, artificial intelligence software and control systems.
Providing solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, Quanergy is the company not only leading the field but also chasing the future of 3D sensing and perception. Its solutions are applicable in numerous sectors including transportation, security, industrial automation, 3D mapping, mining, agriculture, drones, robotics, smart spaces and 3D-aware smart devices for improved safety, efficiency and quality of life.
Partners and key customers worldwide, such as Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, etc., have also proven the company’s achievement in price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency. Besides, Quanergy has received numerous awards and recognition. It was recently entitled the “Winner for Best Product in Automotive and Telematics” by Juniper Research. It is believed that Quanergy will keep looking for the possibilities of LiDAR and bring the physical and digital dimension together to create a brand new world.
Inspired by the power of biology, Ginkgo learns from nature to make new organisms as new tools replacing technology with biology. Focusing on cultured ingredients, strain improvements, and enzymes, Ginkgo is improving efficiency, sustainability, and the application of biology. As automating and scaling the process of organism design, biowork foundries allows engineers to prototype a large number of biological designs. Gingko not only established the first foundry in the world but also expanded the second foundry to develop better designs. Not surprisingly, the third foundry is going to come out soon. Believing that “biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet”, Gingko has looking thoroughly into the essence of our nature and also determined to change our world to a better one.