Offline retail, for some it is ugly! Credit Suisse estimated that there might be more than 8,640 physical store closings at the end of 2017 in the US, which very likely will break the historical record of approximately 6,200 closures during economic recession year 2008. For Amazon, time to snicker. Last year the debut of…Details
SANPEI VENTURES is China’s first venture builder for Western start-ups aiming to accelerate their growth in Chinese and Asian markets. We work with data-driven start-ups developing innovative B2B technologies aiming to disrupt retail and consumer-facing sectors.
What we offer:
We provide the necessary investment to grow the business in China. Start-ups are not required to invest.
Full operational capabilities
We set-up dedicated teams and run the operations in China, allowing start-ups to focus on their core markets.
Sales leads generation
We activate sales leads since day 1 through our extensive network with international and local corporations in China.
Visibility to investors
We can leverage our investors’ network to support additional fundraising at start-ups global level.
Who we are
We are entrepreneurs and investors with long experience in China. We’ve built and exited start-ups here before, and we understand how challenging it is for Western start-ups to succeed in China. We want to put all our expertise and knowledge to use to maximize the start-ups success in the region.
China is complicated, even more for foreign companies. We believe that a traditional investment approach is not enough for Western start-ups to access the local market.
We developed a unique model to serve the start-ups that we work with and maximize their chances of success in China: we don’t simply invest and expect the team to grow the business in China, but we set-up a dedicated team and operate the venture locally, leveraging all our expertise and operational capabilities to gain traction in the market.
We are partners rather than simple investors, and we go the extra mile to ensure that the venture succeeds in China.
It’s not just about the number of people, rising middle-class urban population, or the explosive economic boom in the last decades.
It is all about an extremely innovative country, with early-adopter, tech-savvy, extremely demanding consumers and large companies with huge appetite for technologies that can help them to keep path with their consumers evolving needs.
How we work
We become local partners of the Start-ups we work with, allowing them to maximize their growth in China with little disruption on their core business. We work under the principles:
Start-ups we work with
We are only focused on Retail and Consumer-facing sectors, but we will progressively access additional verticals in the upcoming years:
Smart Cities, Mobility and IoT
AgriTech, Clean Energy
MedTech, Digital Health
Nowadays it is actually boring to say traditional retail is on a downward spiral, as everyone knows it. But if we talk about retail innovation in progress in examples, then we might sound exhilarating. Case 1. Wumart: -ESL(Electronic Shelf Label) In April, 2017, Wumart, a leading Chinese retail company, has implemented ESL (electronic shelf label)…Details
It seems there is no holier cause than spending money on innovation and startup, for better or for worse. We thought it should be the specialty of VCs, but CVC, aka Corporate Venture Capital has been a dominant force as well. In 2016, CVC participated in USD24.9 billion of funding across 1,352 deal globally; 107 new…Details
Video analytics is gradually becoming one important aspect of retail analytics, pivoting from conventional security usage to business performance enhancement. It is not a holy new concept and a bunch of companies has been dancing around for a certain period. But the adoption of retail video analytics has not gained enough traction in China so…Details
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