International Data Group, IDG
International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading IT publishing, market research, exposition and conference company, with 13,270 employees worldwide and 2014 revenue of US$3.7 billion. The company’s 200 print titles and 460 web sites reach more than 280 million technology buyers in 25 countries and 97 countries.
In 1980, IDG became the first U.S. publisher to enter the China market, with the launch of China Computerworld a China-U.S. joint venture. Today IDG China has more than 60 joint-venture magazines, newspapers and web sites for the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries. IDG China also manages 60 conferences and 18 expositions annually, primarily for these industries.
International Data Corp. (IDC), a division of IDG, currently provides market research and forecasting services to more than 200 clients in China. The Chinese division of IDC has R&D centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
In 1998, IDG established a joint-venture strategic relationship with The Hearst Corporation, the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the United States. Through this partnership, IDG successfully introduced Cosmopolitan and other world famous Hearst titles to the Chinese market. Later, IDG established similar publishing partnerships in China with Primedia, Condé Nast, the National Geographic Society and Rodale. IDG Capital Partners, formerly IDG Technology Ventures, was founded in 1992 as a China-focused venture investment firm. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley and Boston, IDG Capital Partners is now the leading venture capital firm in China.
IDG Capital Partners invests in a wide range of industry sectors, including the Internet, wireless communications, consumer products, franchise services, new media, entertainment, education, healthcare, clean energy and advanced manufacturing. Investments typically range from US$1 million to US$100 million, beginning with early-stage investments, before a company’s initial public offering (IPO), and extending to later stages in a company’s life cycle.
Since 1992, IDG Capital Partners has invested in more than 200 outstanding companies in China, including Andon, Baidu, China Finance Online, Ctrip, Hanting, Home Inns, Kingdee, Sohu, Soufun, Tencent, Wu-Mart and VANCL. The company has also successfully exited from over 60 investments by mergers and acquisitions or by IPOs in the U.S., Hong Kong and China.
Beijing Tanglewood Tour Development Co,.Ltd was founded in 1998 with International Data Group as its strategic investor and with the Founding Partner of IDG Venture Capital Hugo Shong as its chairman. It was established for the purpose of developing and constructing Beijing Tanglewood Tour Development Co,
Beijing Tanglewood Tour Development Co,.Ltd was founded in 1998 with International Data Group as its strategic investor and with the Founding Partner of IDG Venture Capital Hugo Shong as its chairman. It was established for the purpose of developing and constructing the New Great Wall Retreat and for holding the annual Great Wall Forest Festival in cooperation with all concerned parties