Robert Bosch Venture Capital joins the first closing of Boyuan Capital’s Bosch China RMB Growth Fund I.
- Bosch China RMB Growth Fund I invests in deep-tech sectors, above all, Automotive and Mobility Services, Smart Manufacturing, IoT, AI, Semiconductors and Carbon Neutrality
- The investment highlights the importance of China’s booming deep-tech eco-system and strengthens Bosch’s access to domestic innovations
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has publicly announced the establishment of Boyuan Private Equity Capital Management Company Ltd. (Boyuan Capital), Bosch’s new investment platform based in Shanghai for deep-tech investments in China. Dr. Hongquan Jiang, an Investment partner at RBVC, is appointed as Chairman and Managing Partner of Boyuan Capital. Alongside Wuxi Weifu High-Technology and as anchor investor, RBVC also joined the first closing of Bosch China RMB Growth Fund I, the first fund of Boyuan Capital with target size of RMB 1 billion. The Fund invests in deep-tech sectors, above all, Automotive and Mobility Services, Smart Manufacturing, IoT, AI, Semiconductors, and Carbon Neutrality.
RBVC is continuously growing its investment activities worldwide. In the recent years, China has been undergoing fundamental transition towards a technology-driven economy. “The environment for deep-tech investments in China today is very exciting,” says Dr. Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director at RBVC. “Consequently, China becomes a very important part of RBVC’s global strategy. The establishment of Boyuan Capital and the first closing of its RMB Growth Fund mark significant milestones of RBVC’s growth strategy and activities in China.”
Bosch China consistently commits to its long-term “local for local” strategy to offer cutting-edge technologies and solutions in China. Meanwhile, the venture capital’s investment into local, innovative companies also plays an increasingly important role in this localization strategy. “Bosch China have made huge investments in the areas of sustainable mobility and smart IoT in the past and will continue investing in strategic focus areas to serve the Chinese market,” says Dr. Yudong Chen, President of Bosch China. “The establishment of Boyuan Capital strengthens our access to domestic innovations and provides us higher efficiency and flexibility to invest into high quality scale-ups and eco-system partners.” Boyuan Capital welcomes Dr. Yudong Chen as a member of Boyuan Capital’s Advisory Board.
Built upon Bosch’s global industry ecosystem and deeply rooted in China
Boyuan Capital leverages Bosch’s industry resources and focuses on China’s fast-growing industry sectors. “In the next decade, due to the upgrades of key industry sectors and the consideration of supply chain security, China offers tremendous opportunities in industrial investment.” says Dr. Hongquan Jiang, Chairman and Managing Partner of Boyuan Capital. “Boyuan Capital is Robert Bosch Venture Capital’s first market-oriented investment platform in China with local and independent decision-making process. Built upon Bosch’s global reputation and industry ecosystem, Boyuan Capital is very well positioned to capture the trillion-dollar growth opportunities and contribute to the industrial transformation in China.”