The round values the firm at close to $50 billion and was joined by existing backer SoftBank.
The deal comes as Tencent pushes into retail, leveraging its relationship with JD.com and popular app WeChat.
The new center will join a list of similar ones operating in New York, Toronto, London and Zurich.
The move comes a month after AWS said it will sell the hardware assets of its Beijing-registered cloud unit for up to 2 billion yuan ($302.06 million).
The investment vehicle is owned by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, China’s top state silicon chipmaker.
The fundraising will value SenseTime at about $2 billion and has drawn interest from prospective investors, including Singapore state investor Temasek.
Sinnet began operating the Amazon services in August 2016.
Tencent led the round that was joined by Sequoia Capital, Singapore’s GIC, and Tiger Global Management.
Ant Financial has ramped up overseas expansion this year in India, Korea, the US and SE Asia.
The “Apollo Fund” will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects over the next three years