For startups that already have a viable product in place and are generating their first revenues, we offer equity tickets of approx. USD 50 thousand along with our Skill for Equity. Our investment vehicles for Asia are Skillnet Capital in Hong Kong and Easy Capital in China. Next Media Accelerator acts globally for media-related business models and New Times Ventures bundles our German investments. We get involved in approx. 20 startups per year around the globe.
Investing in the leading mobile parking place platform ETCP
In China, parking space is an extremely limited resource. Using ETCP, you can find a parking spot that fits your vehicle, reserve it, and pay the bill with your mobile phone, without any cash. Our subsidiary Easy Capital was the first investor in the company. By May 2016, the company had raised USD 50 million and become the absolute #1 in this area with exclusive rights to about 8000 car parks and an additional one million parking spaces in 12 cities. As of January 2016 approx. one million drivers were registered to use this service.
Drinks Online Only
Shouquanzhai is a drink company with its own brand using Chinese ginger and tea. The most interesting thing about it is that the company has a pure internet brand. Easy Capital is the first investor, buying in when the founder had just developed the business concept. After the investment, Easy Capital brought very useful resources and further investors, such as the founder of FocusMedia, StarVC, Sequoia Capital. Revenues will reach into the triple-digit millions in 2016 with a 600% growth rate year-on-year and a very attractive gross margin. Now the company is well on track to becoming the “Chinese Coca Cola”.