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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Since its inception in 2002, Gobi has been a strong believer in hypothesis-driven investing.  Instead of following where the market takes us, chasing the latest hot trends, we stay true to our core, stick to what we know, and invest only in what we believe.  This is reflected every day in the way we do business.

OUR FUNDS

GOBI HITECH FUND I

Gobi HiTech Fund is a vintage 2007 venture capital fund. The fund invests primarily in companies operating in the IT and digital media sectors in and around the Tianjin area.

GOBI FUND II

Gobi Fund II is a vintage 2008 venture capital fund. The fund invests primarily in early stage companies in the IT and digital media sectors in China.

GOBI SINGAPORE MEDIA FUND

Gobi Singapore Media Fund is a vintage 2010 venture capital fund. The fund is based in Singapore, and works closely with its anchor investor, the Singapore Media Development Authority (MDA).

GOBI YINGZHI FUND

Gobi Yingzhi Fund is a vintage 2012 venture capital fund. The fund is based in Shanghai with anchor investors such as the National Development and Reform Commission and the Shanghai Venture Guidance Fund.

GOBI ZHIYING FUND

Gobi Zhiying Fund is a vintage 2015 venture capital fund. As Gobi's third RMB denominated fund, Zhiying is focused on seed and Series A investments.

GOBI FUND III

Gobi Fund III is a vintage 2015 venture capital fund. The fund focuses on early-stage startups operating in the TMT and digital media sectors in ASEAN and China.

HONG KONG ENTREPRENEURS FUND

The Entrepreneurs Fund is a not-for-profit initiative launched by Alibaba Group in 2016 to help Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young graduates realize their aspirations and dreams. 

GOBI MAVCAP ASEAN SUPERSEED FUND

SuperSeed is a vintage 2016 venture capital fund, dedicated to investing in Southeast Asia's next generation of tech startups.

OUR PARTNERS

The value of strategic partnerships cannot be understated – they are critical for any business to succeed.  Gobi’s strategic LP network features some of the world’s leading companies in their respective fields, including Alibaba, Bosch, IBM, Disney (via Steamboat), Nokia, NTT Docomo, SONY and Unilever. On many occasions, these relationships have led to significant business synergies or even M&A opportunities with portfolio companies. We have been exceptionally fortunate in building these relationships, and are grateful for our partners’ support.

OUR INTRODUCTION

Gobi Partners was first established over 15 years ago to focus on home-grown innovation that was emerging from IT, TMT convergence, and the digital media revolution in China. In these 15 years, not only has the entire venture capital ecosystem made great strides forward, but we have also grown to be one of the leading early stage investors in IT in China.

Today, Gobi manages nine funds, and has grown to seven offices across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Jakarta. We maintain our investment focus on early stage, IT and digital media companies in China and Southeast Asia. As a pioneer in this field, we believe that the key to success is a consistent investment philosophy: focusing on core competencies and staying ahead of the curve.