WI Harper supports the “Intel AI 100 Builders Program” in building an AI innovation ecosystem

WI Harper Group      October 28, 2019 WI Harper Group attended the AI Partner Summit held by Intel’s AI Innovation Accelerator in Beijing.  Sean Peng, Managing Director at WI Harper Group, spoke on the topic of “China’s Venture Capital Trends and Opportunities” and shared his venture capital experience in artificial intelligence and its applications, such as…

Logos Data and Datablau named “China’s New Prominent Big Data Enterprises”. Qfeeltech’s CEO was awarded the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent Award” from the Ministry of Education.

WI Harper Group | Oct 23, 2019 WI Harper-backed Logos Data and Datablau were named “China’s New Prominent Big Data Enterprises”. Chen Zhen, CEO of Qfeeltech was awarded the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent Award” from the Ministry of Education. | Logos Data and Datablau named “China’s Big Data New Enterprise” The Data Technology Industry Innovation…

SoftBank-backed Taiwanese AI startup buys Japanese peer

Appier acquires tech that nudges shoppers to buy online WATARU SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | OCTOBER 16, 2019 00:26 JST Source: NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW TOKYO — SoftBank Group-backed Appier, a Taiwan-founded artificial-intelligence startup that counts Carrefour and Estee Lauder as clients, has acquired Japanese peer Emotion Intelligence to expand its data-marketing business across Asia. Emotion’s key…

GrubMarket Adds to its Premier Wholesale Portfolio with the Acquisition of Two Prominent West Coast Companies

SS RELEASE PR Newswire  | Oct. 8, 2019, 09:15 AM ET Source: PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GrubMarket today announced it has completed the acquisitions of Golden Greek Fresh and Happy Farm Produce, two prominent wholesalers specializing in quality fresh produce and other items. Golden Greek Fresh was formally an independent, family owned wholesaler with a portfolio…

Beyond the pop-up: These are the best retail environments of 2019

09.09.19 | INNOVATION BY DESIGN See all the honorees of the 2019 Innovation by Design Awards in the Retail Environments category. Source: Fast Company- https://www.fastcompany.com/90386281/innovation-by-design-2019-retail-environments BY SUZANNE LABARRE 1 MINUTE READ Every year, FASTCOMPANY’s “Innovative Design Award” awards the best design from product to architecture to user experience. The burger robot Creator invested by WI Harper Group…

Yunphant closes Series A+ round to accelerate financial technology business

WI Harper Group | Sept 25, 2019 Recently, WI Harper-backed Hangzhou Yunphant Network Technology Co., Ltd. (“Yunphant”) and Zhejiang Yxassets Investment Management Co., Ltd. (“Yxassets”) successfully completed the signing of its A+ financing round. This financing will help Yunphant continue to enrich its product system, further promote the layout of blockchain technology in the financial technology…

Embark Announces $70M Series C led by Tiger

Alex Rodrigues Sep 25  Source: Medium | https://medium.com/embark-trucks/embark-announces-70m-series-c-led-by-tiger-global-14f09a4ac77 Today, Embark is proud to announce our $70 million Series C financing. The round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from Sequoia, DCVC, YCombinator, SV Angel, Maven Ventures, OMERS Ventures, and Mubadala Ventures. This round brings our fundraising total to $117 million, accelerating our trajectory to…

WI Harper-backed EdiGene has completed an RMB 81.5 million Pre-B2 financing round and announced R&D collaboration of T-cell cancer therapy

WI Harper Group 1 week ago EdiGene Inc., a genetic editing biotechnology company backed by WI Harper Group, announced the successful completion of the Pre-B2 round of financing of RMB 81.5 million. This round of investment was jointly invested by IDG Capital and Lilly Asia Fund.  They also announced the launch of a new R&D collaboration effort…