We've backed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs


We are an independent, early-stage venture capital firm that invests in consumer internet and enterprise companies

Through our strategic relationship with IDG, we connect our companies with over 240 million technology buyers


Our Strategy


As a boutique firm, we believe adding value is more than just investing money and time and we are dedicated to working as a partner with our portfolio companies to achieve success.  Patient through market and product cycles, we have a track record of sticking with our companies.


Though we view each investment uniquely, generally speaking, we seek to make investments that meet the following criteria:


Enterprise & Consumer

The IDG Difference


Though IDG is a limited partner of the fund, IDG Ventures is not a corporate fund. The firm is structured as a typical venture capital firm in that it has the mission of maximizing return on investment, but it aims to do so by leveraging the unique experience, perspective and resources of IDG to help its portfolio companies achieve success.


IDG informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world.  The company publishes more than 300 publications in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and CIO global product lines.  IDG also produces hundreds of IT-related conferences and trade shows in 35 countries, and its research arm, International Data Corporation (IDC), provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide.


Some benefits of the IDG platform that our companies have enjoyed:

• Free access to all IDG market resources and media

• Introductions to the IDG network of over 700 global CIOs

• Use of office space and administrative services in IDG offices in over 60 countries

• Access to IDC industry research reports


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