NIO Capital is a leading investment firm striving to reshape the automotive industry through new energy and innovative technology.
    Established in 2016 under the sponsorship of NIO, NIO Capital has been leveraging its unique access to global & Chinese innovations, extensive market expertise, and a flourishing ecosystem to find, build, and support category-leading companies in fields such as electric vehicles, autonomous driving, shared mobility, advanced energy networks, and new materials.
    Our first RMB fund, the NIO New Energy Development Fund, was sponsored by NIO, Sequoia Capital China, and Hillhouse Capital Group, with Yangtze River Industry Fund as the anchor LP. Core investment fields of the fund include electric vehicles and related technologies, applications, intelligent automotive systems, connected vehicles and services, clean energy, and new composite materials.

    Industry Cooperation

    • 2016-04
      NIO Capital announced
    • 2016-12
      NIO Capital Settled in Wuhan
    • 2017-04
      Alliance with Changan Auto
    • 2017-09
      Establishment of the CCTA
    • 2017-09
      GAC GROUP JOINT VENTURE
    • 2018-04
      G7 GLP JOINT VENTURE
    • 2019-05
      GAC-NIO Launches New Brand HYCAN

    Establishment of NIO Capital

    NIO New Energy Development Fund was co-sponsored by NIO, Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital, with a target size of RMB 10 billion.

    NIO Capital settled in Wuhan

    NIO Capital, the Hubei Yangtze River Industry Fund, and the Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone signed an official agreement to establish the NIO New Energy Development Fund in Wuhan.

    Strategic Alliance with Changan Automobile

    NIO and Changan Automobiles formed a joint venture to collaborate closely on smart and connected electric vehicles

    Establishment of Shared Mobility Association

    NIO Capital announced as the executive director of the China Travel & Transportation Association's shared mobility Sub-committee

    GAC Group Joint Venture

    GAC Group and NIO Capital will cooperate in a number of areas including R&D of intelligent new energy vehicles and manufacturing of automotive parts.

    G7 GLP Joint Venture

    The JV will focus on exploring and developing next generation autonomous smart heavy-duty trucks, new energy technologies, big data in logistics, and innovative models such as ‘vehicle-as-a-service’.

    GAC-NIO Launches New Brand HYCAN

    GAC-NIO Joint Venture will embrace light-asset mentality and construct an intelligent ecosystem focused on mobility

    Core Team

    William Li

    Managing Partner
    Shanghai

    Founder and Chairman of NIO

    Ian Zhu

    Managing Partner
    Beijing

    Former Managing Partner of Tsing Capital

    Junyi Zhang

    Managing Partner
    Shanghai

    Former Partner and Head of Automotive at Roland Berger China

    Nathan Yu

    Managing Partner
    Shanghai

    Former Vice President of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

    Portfolios