12月29日消息，蔚来资本（NIO Capital）宣布完成首支美元基金（Eve ONE L.P.）募集，募资总额超2亿美元。本期基金吸引了全球顶级投资者，包括主权基金、海外退休基金、海外保险机构、母基金、知名跨国企业集团、家族基金等一流投资机构和产业资本的支持，已投资多家汽车、能源、物流等领域的头部创新公司，致力于成为聚焦上述相关投资领域中业绩最为突出的美元基金。
Dec. 29th, 2019 – NIO Capital has just closed its first USD fund, Eve ONE L.P., bringing in over $200 million in committed capital. The fund has attracted support from some of the world’s top investors, from sovereign wealth funds to global insurance firms, family foundations, multi national corporates and other top-of-the-line investment institutions. Eve ONE L.P. is committed to becoming a top-performing USD fund in areas including mobility, energy, logistics as well as other fields.
NIO Capital has adhered to its investment philosophy of "creating valuable companies at the cutting-edge" since its founding in 2016 and has focused on an investment strategy centered around transportation and the automotive revolution, as well as technology, industrial upgrading, the Internet of Things and new consumerism.
NIO Capital boasts a multidisciplinary team with solid industry experience and professional investment management capabilities. The managing partners, William Li, Ian Zhu and Nathan Yu, have senior experience in a variety of areas including technological innovation, venture capital and automotive transportation. NIO Capital has maintained an industrial perspective based on a thorough understanding of automotive transportation, industrial upgrading and new economic development, and has already pinpointed rapidly growing segments in huge potential markets, targeting the best entrepreneurs and teams for support. NIO Capital also attaches great importance to technological and business model innovation without falling into the trap of innovation for innovation’s sake. Instead, NIO Capital starts from real application scenarios, and looks for investment opportunities that can realize demonstrable results.
As managing partner of NIO Capital, William Li, notes that we are currently witnessing profound shifts across the macro environment. Many core and foundational industries are undergoing related changes. This USD fund gives us insight into the underlying causes of these changes from a global perspective, along with other top global investors, while agilely exploring new opportunities that emerge from this new normal.
Managing partner of NIO Capital, Ian Zhu, believes that the success of NIO Capital’s first USD fund indicates that even in the midst of uncertainties regarding the global economy, investors still have faith in China and are confident about the potential for China's economic growth and structural transformation. This is true of fields like automotive transportation, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, new consumerism and corporate services, and shows recognition of NIO Capital's investment capabilities in these areas.
For Nathan Yu, industrial perspectives and entrepreneurial outlooks provide investment institutions with more advantages. The success of the USD fund allows NIO Capital to further expand its modes of investment, while also helping integrate domestic and foreign resources investees and facilitating the creation of new business structures for portfolio companies.
NIO Capital’s USD fund has already been put toward a number of investments, including Pony.ai, which has launched an autonomous driving pilot program and completed more than one million kilometers of road testing. Other invested companies include Momenta, whose autonomous driving solution, MPilot, is ready for mass production; Innovusion, creator of the world’s first image-level LIDAR system; and Inceptio, which has received China’s first main line logistics testing license for L3 autonomous driving of heavy truck, and has already released an L3 prototype. The USD fund has also invested in Newlinks Group, China's largest integrated online fueling and charging platform. In just over one year, many portfolio companies have completed follow-on rounds of financing.