Established in 2001, Tsing Capital is the pioneering and leading cleantech venture capital firm in China. Through its China Environment Fund and Yiyun Cleantech Fund series, Tsing Capital works intimately with its portfolio companies across China in areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, new materials, sustainable transportation, smart grids, sustainable agriculture and cleaner production.
Tsing Capital’s dedication to cleantech investment is recognized via a series of awards, including the 2005 Pioneer Award and the 2008 Cleantech Leadership Award, both by the Cleantech Group, the 2008 China VC/PE Green Investment Leadership Award by the China Environment Investment Network and the 2008 Top 20 VC/PEs in China by Zero2IPO. Tsing Capital champions the “Triple Bottom Line” investment practice and its own “Doing Well by Doing Good ©” investment philosophy in China, which has won itself the 2008 Corporate Citizenship Award by the 21st Century News Group and the 2009 China’s Outstanding Corporate Citizen by the China Committee of Corporate Citizenship and Ministry of Civil Affairs, the first of its kind awarded to the VC/PE community. In 2010, Tsing Capital was selected as 1 of the 10 “Companies That Will Shape the World in 2020” in Aron Cramer’s new book Sustainable Excellence. With a distinguished track record, international recognition and operating under a giant market, Tsing Capital has become a frontrunner of global cleantech investment.
Mr. Don Ye, Tsing Capital’s Founding Managing Partner, was selected by the Chinese government for the "Recruitment Program of Global Experts" (a.k.a. the "One Thousand Talents Scheme") and the "Beijing Overseas Talent" program in 2012. In addition, Mr. Ye was selected as one of 40 “China’s Most Powerful People 2009” (BusinessWeek), 2009 Top 50 Venture Capitalist (Forbes), 2009 Stars of China (BusinessWeek China), 2008 “Forbes China People 100”, 2008-2011 “Green Investment – VC/PE Person of the Year”, as well as the 2005 “Pioneer Award” by Cleantech Group.