China Deal Monitor: Addor Capital backs TDHX’s $28m round and more updates

TDHX, a Chinese firm that develops intelligent security solutions for industrial process control, has raised nearly 200 million yuan ($28 million) in Series C and C+ rounds of financing.

The Series C round was led by Chinese venture capital firm Addor Capital, while the Series C+ round was backed by Shenzhen-based telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE Corporation and Chinese investment platform Green Pine Capital Partners, TDHX announced in a statement released on its WeChat official account on Friday.

TDHX, founded in 2007 and fully known as TDHX Industrial Network Security, operates as a high-tech enterprise providing solutions for industrial process control, including the protection of information security, detection, and analysis, safety assessment, as well as consulting services.

The company has offered services to over 300 clients across 29 provinces in China, covering industries like transportation, energy, government affairs, and smart manufacturing.

Proceeds will be used for the research and development of technologies and products used in industrial process control, as well as the expansion of strategic cooperation with companies in other industries.

CHINA DEAL MONITOR

DealStreetAsia has also put together a table listing out all prominent venture capital transactions in the Greater China region from October 24 to October 25, 2019.

Among the largest deals in the table, Kujiale, a Chinese software as a service (SaaS)-enabled home decoration and design platform, grabbed a massive amount of capital in a Series D+ round, paving its entry into the unicorn club at a valuation of over $1 billion.

Transwarp Data Hub, a Shanghai-based data processing provider, secured 500 million yuan ($70 million) in a Series D2 round led by Goldstone Capital, CICC Capital, among others, to innovate its big data-driven ecosystem.

The three largest investments in the past two days were all raised by startups aiming to leverage more digital and intelligent solutions and services to disrupt traditional industries, including home design and decoration, data management, and corporate marketing and operation.

“The wave of digital transformation has brought great market opportunities,” said Jason Xi Xingjie, head of tech and enterprise services at China Renaissance, commented on the $50 million Series B round raised by Chinese intelligent digital service provider Yunxi Technology.

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StartupHeadquarterInvestment Size (USD)Investment StageLead Investor(s)Other Investor(s)Sector
#KujialeHangzhou100 millionD+Hillhouse Capital GroupShunwei Capital, GGV CapitalCloud
Transwarp Data HubShanghai71 millionD2Goldstone Capital, CICC CapitalBohai CapitalAI & Robotics
Yuxi TechnologyGuangzhou50 million BOriza Holidings, Xiang He Capital, Sequoia Capital ChinaSoftware & Services
EmotibotBeijing45 millionB+V Fund, Lingfeng CapitalKeywise Capital, Zhongan Holding, Puhua CapitalAI & Robotics
TDHX Industrial Network SecurityBeijing28 millionC, C+Addor CapitalZTE Corporation, Green Pine Capital PartnersSoftware & Services
Qunjielong/Shangshi TechnologyGuangxi5 million ASIGZero2IPO Group, GSR VenturesE-Commerce & Internet Economy
MobLab IncBeijing, Pasadena (the United States)*1 millionANF, New Oriental Education & Technology GroupEdTech
Pengyun NetworkNanjingBEnvision CapitalSoftware & Services

* indicates that the company did not provide the specific size of the deal but only a range, such as “hundreds of millions of yuan.” In this case, we adopt the smallest number in the range, which should be “100 million yuan ($14 million)” in the example. 

# indicates that the company has reached the unicorn valuation of at least $1 billion after the new funding round.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.