Infotech inches closer to $100M target

Infotech Pacific Ventures has raised $60 million toward a $100 million fund, according to a November regulatory filing. That’s up from the $41 million it had closed in October.

The firm is based in Palo Alto, Calif., but operates out of the Haidian District of Beijing. The Infotech staff also manages about $15 million in loans from China’s State Electronic and Information Industry Development Fund, and is authorized to invest it in up to 50 projects.

Infotech has been working closely with the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry and invests in circuits, software and components. The firm, founded in 2000, has invested in more than 20 Chinese startups to date.

Infotech counts Procific of Abu Dhabi as one of 10 limited partners, and Montagu Newhall lists Infotech in its Montagu Newhall Global Partners III portfolio. Previous limited partners include China Putian and Hisense Co. Ltd., according to CapitalIQ.

Fang Roger Li, Tingru Liu and Terence Eng Chuan Tan are listed as Infotech’s fund promoters.

Information technology investment is becoming increasingly crowded in China. Financing rounds totaled 40 in the second quarter, up from 19 during the same period last year, according to data compiled by Dow Jones’ VentureOne. —Alexander Haislip