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WI Harper Group closes eighth venture fund at USD175m

WI Harper Group, a leading early stage venture capital firm, has closed WIH Fund VIII at USS175 million. WI Harper's most recent fund includes support from many leading international institutional investors. 

With WI Harper Group's family of funds, total assets under management are now close to USD1 billion.

WI Harper Group's Founder and Chairman, Peter Liu, says: "We are extremely pleased to announce the successful closing of Fund VIII which now brings our total AUM to USD1 billion. This is a significant milestone in our firm's long and successful history. WI Harper was founded 25 years ago based on a unique venture investment model that bridges technology innovation and market opportunities between the US and Asia. From inception, WI Harper has built an integrated platform with three offices throughout Greater China and the US. The investment team utilises deep market insight and relationships across industries to achieve superior returns."

Liu says: "We deeply appreciate and are honoured to have the continued strong support from our limited partners, which include leading institutional, family office, and corporate strategic investors. We are committed to WI Harper's proven cross-border investment model, and look forward to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to bring their visions to market success and beyond."

With Fund VIII, WI Harper Group will continue to focus their investment in TMT sectors including mobile-first technologies, virtual and augmented reality, industrial and consumer robotics, expansion of cloud-enabled services, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things. Within the healthcare sector, the firm is currently focused on healthcare services including both clinical/digital health, innovative medical devices/diagnostics, and therapeutic discovery including pharmaceutical development.

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