Chinese municipal sets up foreign investment tech fund

Summary:China's Tianjin Municipal has set up an investment fund, which has already raised over US$327 million, that allows overseas Chinese investors to pump money into local technology startups.

China's northern Tianjin Municipal has set up an investment fund that allows overseas Chinese investors to pump money into local technology companies. 

The first of its kind to do so, the fund already has raised 2 billion yuan (US$327.68 million) that will be plowed back into tech startups in China , according to a report by local news wire Xinhua Agency. Jointly established by the Chinese Overseas Entrepreneur Fund and Haitong Securities, the investment fund aims to support the development of Chinese enterprises by cooperating with larger financial institutions, said Huang Jingyu, managing director of the Chinese Overseas Entrepreneur Fund.

His company inked a cooperative agreement with Haitong and China Investment Securities, and is expected to sign on a Hong Kong-based fund management company in the near future. 

"We will seek more opportunities for overseas Chinese businessmen to invest in the domestic market, and provide assistance in mergers and acquisitions," Huang said.

Overseas Chinese investors will be required to inject their funds through a Chinese brokerage. 

Topics: Tech Industry, China


Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored i... Full Bio

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