how it works

SHANGHAI VALLEY Gives Corporate and Institutional Investors Access to High Quality Investment Opportunities
We combine online and offline investment platform with traditional venture capital, enabling corporate and institutional investors early access to exclusive investment opportunities.
How It Works
Benefits of Joining Shanghai Valley

For Investors

  • Our exclusive network of contacts worldwide and streamlined due diligence process helps you tap into investment opportunities that were previously inaccessible and saves you time for the search.
  • Shanghai Valley is the first China-focused investment platform and works with different banks and service providers to make your global investment process efficient and seamless.
  • You select from our existing list of companies that were pre-screened or invested by other VCs or corporate investors. Our partners can also provide third-party accounting audit and source code review.
  • We work with professional translators and interpreters to assist you to understand all legal documents and investment agreements in Chinese and English.
  • Our online and offline platform gives you quick, secure communication tools to access, manage and speed up the investment cycle and search for quality investment opportunities remotely.

For Startups Worldwide

  • Immediately and quickly tap into an exclusive list of well-known institutional investors we have connected all these years so that you can focus on doing what you are best at – building your own company.
  • You receive investment money from pre-screened institutional investors in our network, which more likely lowers the risks of inappropriate business practices as those investors want to continuously stay in our network.
  • Our investors’ feedback is the best and most valuable way for you to test your product before you officially enter the Chinese market. It is the most cost-effective way for market research.
  • Once invested, our institutional investors will most likely become your best local partners as they will leverage their local resources and connections to help your company grow.
  • Our online and offline platform gives you secure communication tools to quickly build trust, visibility, and credibility with your investors without wasting your time on the communication friction.
For Investors For Startups Worldwide
  • Our exclusive network of contacts worldwide and streamlined due diligence process helps you tap into investment opportunities that were previously inaccessible and saves you time for the search.
  • Immediately and quickly tap into an exclusive list of well-known institutional investors we have connected all these years so that you can focus on doing what you are best at – building your own company.
  • Shanghai Valley is the first China-focused investment platform and works with different banks and service providers to make your global investment process efficient and seamless.
  • You receive investment money from pre-screened institutional investors in our network, which more likely lowers the risks of inappropriate business practices as those investors want to continuously stay in our network.
  • You select from our existing list of startups that were pre-screened or invested by other VCs or corporate investors. Our partners can also provide third-party accounting audit and source code review.
  • Our investors’ feedback is the best and most valuable way for you to test your product before you officially enter the Chinese market. It is the most cost-effective way for market research.
  • We work with professional translators and interpreters to assist you to understand all legal documents and investment agreements in Chinese and English.
  • Once invested, our corporate and institutional investors will most likely become your best local partners as they will leverage their local resources and connections to help your company grow.
  • Our online and offline platform gives you quick, secure communication tools to access, manage and speed up the investment cycle and search for quality investment opportunities remotely.
  • Our online and offline platform gives you secure communication tools to quickly build trust, visibility, and credibility with your investors without wasting your time on the communication friction.
General FAQ
What is Shanghai Valley?
Shanghai Valley is an exclusive, China-focused, online and offline investment platform where corporate and institutional investors have access to high quality investment opportunities, and exceptional companies can raise strategic capital and resources. We only allow a select group of global startups and investors to join.
How to invest in startups on ShanghaiValley.com?
Anyone without registering can view all our startups’ executive summary on ShanghaiValey.com as it is open to public. It is not required to register as a verified investor to read the basic startup information on our online platform until you are interested in connecting with any of the startup’s team or request for more of their detailed business plans.

To move to the next steps, you would need to register as a verified investor by clicking on the white “FOR INVESTORS” box above and would be assigned a User Name and Password for future communication when completing the application form. Our team will contact you for the approval process. Once become a verified Shanghai Valley investor, you can visit our platform, search for the companies you like, and in the page of the particular company you are interested in, you can click on the “Invest Now” button to receive more detailed company information and schedule a meeting or conference call with the company management team. You would also be assigned a Shanghai Valley account manager for further assistance.

As a verified Shanghai Valley investor, you would also be invited to our offline, private and exclusive investor roadshow to meet with our companies in person regularly. This invite-only investor roadshow is now one of the highest quality private investor events in China.

If you have questions about how to invest on Shanghai Valley or want to learn more about our investor roadshows, please Contact Us to learn more.
What is Shanghai Valley Investor Roadshow and who can participate?
Our offline Shanghai Valley Investor Roadshow complements the online ShanghaiValley.com where the startups showcased on our online platform have the opportunity to present and meet with our investors in person. It is similar to an exclusive, private investor club for our investors to meet quarterly in Shanghai. The quality of our investor roadshows has attracted many global startups and investors to participate, and resulted in many successes in getting deals done. You can read the past roadshow examples by clicking “HERE”.

If you are interested in our next investor roadshow as a startup, please submit your company’s executive summary and a short questionnaire by clicking on the white “FOR STARTUPS” box above. All startups being selected on our online platform have the option to participate in the investor roadshows too.

If you are interested in our next investor roadshow as an investor, please register by clicking on the white “FOR INVESTORS” box above.
Who are the main investors in Shanghai Valley network?
With more than 300 investors in our network, most of them are VCs, family offices, and corporate investors in China, and some from the US and Europe who are interested in companies with China angle.
How can a startup join Shanghai Valley?
Startups on Shanghai Valley are restricted to an exclusive group of exceptional companies only. You must submit your company’s executive summary and a short questionnaire by clicking on the white “FOR STARTUPS” box above, and our selection committee will review and assess whether your company is qualified. We will then inform you for the next steps.
Is there any program designed specifically for large global corporations looking for Chinese startups in China?
Yes, we have been approached by many large global corporations for the inquiry and have designed a Corporate Innovation Program leveraging Shanghai Valley’s existing platform and ecosystem. You can read more about our Corporate Innovation Program by clicking HERE.
How does investing through ShanghaiValley.com work?
We only list quality companies that satisfy our initial screening criteria. Each offering explains the company’s business, funding needs, and intended use of funds. Each company offering is created individually and equity offerings may vary. Investors read through company offerings, then invest money in the company over a designated period of time. Our offline investor roadshows and in-person meetings are regularly scheduled and organized to assist both parties in getting to know each other and building trust.
How is Shanghai Valley different from other competitors in the industry?
Shanghai Valley is the first China-focused, online and offline investment platform that targets corporate and institutional investors. Our Shanghai Valley Investor Roadshows in China have been praised by many investors as “the highest quality investor roadshows for global startups they have ever seen in China.” We believe in quality as opposed to quantity and only allow a select group of companies and investors to join our network. Also, Shanghai Valley not only assists companies in fundraising but also provides them with a platform to receive market feedback and to market their products to the Greater China markets.
What kinds of startups are showcased on ShanghaiValley.com, and how is the selection made?
The typical startup presented by Shanghai Valley should have demonstrated traction (e.g. initial sales, acquired customer base, and received funding previously.) Companies will be screened by our Selection Committee based on a set of criteria. Members of Shanghai Valley’s Selection Committee are experienced mentors, industry experts, entrepreneurs and VC professionals. Example criteria include, but are not limited to: What is the size of the business’s addressable market? Has the company demonstrated traction? Is the founding team strong and cohesive? Can the products be someday marketed into the Chinese markets, etc.
What happened once the capital is raised?
Once the capital is raised, our legal partners can assist the successful startup to complete the remaining process if necessary. Once the paperwork and legal documentation is completed, the money will be transferred to the company’s bank account and investors will get their investment confirmations and equity agreed. (Some fees may be charged by the third parties.) The company is responsible for the delivery/fulfillment of any promises in a timely manner.
Why do startups raise funds through Shanghai Valley?
With Shanghai Valley, companies are able to raise strategic capital in an efficient, flexible, and timely fashion by reaching to a broader and exclusive list of investors in our network. These institutional investors can someday turn into advocates for your company and leverage their local resources and connections to help your company grow.