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NIO Capital is a leading, market-oriented private equity investment firm with broad vision, deep knowledge and rich resource base in the major industries we focus on. Major investors include world-class sovereign wealth funds, renowned global conglomerates, large-scale domestic and international insurance companies, FoFs, as well as other top-tier institutions.

NIO Capital is resolute in driving investment through thorough research and industry perspective. We focus on areas such as the mobility revolution, intelligent industry and smart living. We boast an interdisciplinary team with a solid background in the industry and professional investment management capabilities, as well as a top tier resource network. Our veteran management team has experience in diverse areas spanning automobiles and transportation, consumer services, industrial internet and, advanced manufacturing. We truly understand entrepreneurs, and possess deep insight in the sectors we focus on, offering profound, multi-dimensional support to transform great ideas into great businesses.

NIO Capital manages both RMB and USD Funds, both focusing on Mobility, Energy, Logistics and other sectors. NIO Capital Fund I (RMB, growth stage), co-managed by NIO Capital, Sequoia China and Hillhouse, completed its first closing in 2017. NIO Capital Fund II (USD, early stage) completed its first closing in 2018. NIO Capital has invested in rapidly growing companies with great potential, such as Ronbay Technology, Momenta, and Pony.ai.

Core Team

William Li

Managing Partner

Ian Zhu

Managing Partner

Nathan Yu

Managing Partner
The key to innovative business models lies in redefining the user experience. True innovation comes from leveraging new technologies and business models to generate an emotional connection with customers.
William Li
In the future, competition in the automotive sector will be driven by alliances of auto enterprises, internet giants, tech startups and investment companies. We are seeking to build our own NIO Capital alliance, from which everyone can benefit.
Ian Zhu
Two of the pillars of future innovation are novel business models and smart vehicles. NEVs are simply better suited for intelligence, connectivity and autonomous driving than traditional cars.
Nathan Yu

Investment Areas

Autonomous Driving & Intelligent Systems
Connected Vehicles & Services
New Energy Network
Electronic Vehicles & Key Components
Manufacturing Innovations
Enterprise Software