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DCM Android-focused Fund (A-Fund)
The rise of Android is a rare and massive opportunity - one that comes only once in a major technology cycle. The A-Fund is a strategic investment initiative managed by DCM which seeks to invest in the most promising companies that are taking advantage of the opportunities made possible by the rapidly growing, open Android ecosystem, including new applications, devices, services, and enabling technologies.
The A-Fund is open to startups and developers from around the world, at any stage and size, whose products will shape the future of the Android ecosystem. The A-Fund won the 2012 Telecom Asia Award for Most Innovative Telecom Project.
A-Fund: What you need to know
- Android is more than just apps (we love apps too)
- We invest in all stages - from seed to late stage
- We don't care where you're based, but we like global thinkers
- We bring amazing strategic partners to the table
- We invest in amazing teams, not just ideas
Our Strategic Partners
We are working closely with leading strategic partners around the world who believe in the potential of the Android ecosystem. Strategic investors include GREE Inc., Japan's largest mobile gaming social network, and KDDI Corporation, Japan's second largest mobile operator. Funding and support will also come from strategic partner Tencent - one of China's largest integrated Internet services companies, Naver - Korea's largest Internet media and entertainment conglomerate, and GMO - Japan's leading hosting and payments company.
A-Fund Portfolio Companies
- 1 Mainstream
Cloud platform and service for content owners to create, distribute, deliver and monetize rich native apps for Tablets, TVs, Game Consoles, and PCs.
Creators of a white-label mobile app store platform for operators, handset manufacturers, and other partners.
Apsalar provides mobile app analytics and advertising solutions to mobile app marketers and developers worldwide.
San Francisco, CA
Developer of Uberstrike, the largest FPS game on Facebook. Available also on mobile platforms.
- Happy Elements
A leading social game developer publishing games on multiple platforms and geographies.
A family locator, messaging tool and communication app all in one.
San Francisco, CA
Leading Android mobile social gaming network in China and the US.
The leading provider of education and motivation for the un- and underbanked.
New York, NY
A developer of engaging casual games for the world's largest social platforms.
A real estate technology company that provides a full featured search platform for real estate agents to collaborate with their clients during the home-buying process.