Established in 2001, Tsing Capital is the leading cleantech venture capital firm in China. Through its China Environment Fund series, Tsing Capital works intimately with its portfolio companies across China in areas of new energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, cleaner production, sustainable transportation, new materials and sustainable agriculture.
Tsing Capital’s dedication to cleantech investment is recognized via numerous awards, including the 2005 “Pioneer Award” and the 2008 “Cleantech Leadership Award”, both by the Cleantech Group, the “China VC/PE Green Investment Leadership Award” by the China Environment Investment Network in four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012 and “Top 50 VC/PEs in China” by Zero2IPO in ten consecutive years from 2003-2012.
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 “Social Investor of the Year in Asia” in 2012 by PE Asia 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 one of the 10 “Companies That Will Shape the World in 2020” in Aron Cramer’s book Sustainable Excellence. With a distinguished track record, international recognition and operating within a giant market, Tsing Capital has become a frontrunner in global cleantech investment and selected as the best case practice in Doing Well and Doing Good by the World Bank and a case study in sustainable investment by Harvard Business School.
Mr. Don Ye, Tsing Capital’s Founding Managing Partner, was selected by the Chinese government for the "Recruitment Program of Global Experts" (ie, the "One Thousand Talents Scheme") and the "Beijing Overseas Talent" program in 2012. In addition, he was selected as one of forty “China’s Most Powerful People 2009” (BusinessWeek), 2009-2013 Top 50 Venture Capitalist (Forbes), 2009 Stars of China (BusinessWeek China), 2008-2013 “Forbes China People 100” and 2008-2011 “Green Investment – VC/PE Person of the Year”.