The current Chinese name of Legend Capital is 君联(Junlian). These young people in Legend Capital have treated investment as a career. Thus, they can focus on reputations and strategies, with particular emphasis on the talent development. I believe that in the near future, Legend Capital will become an influential investment company worldwide.
"I want to help and drive the growth of start-up companies in China with capital and management support". In 2001, Mr. Liu Chuanzhi, President of Legend Holdings, decided to build a team led by ZHU Linan to start the investment business. In April 2001, Legend Capital was formed, and set up its first fund with US$35 mn commitment from Legend Holdings. Now Legend Capital is the independent Venture Capital investment subsidiary under the holdings company. In February 2012, Legend Capital took the new Chinese name "君联(Junlian)".
Legend Capital's core business is focused on start-up venture capital and expansion growth investments. As of June 30, 2021, Legend Capital managed 28 funds, the total AUM of which exceeded RMB60 billion, and 90 of its portfolio companies went public (not including those listed on NEEQS).
Legend Capital is now managing several USD funds and RMB funds with a total AUM over RMB50 bn, and focuses on innovation and growth enterprises with operations in China or related to China.
By 2019, Legend Capital has invested in around 50 companies, of which 70 are successfully listed on domestic or overseas capital market, besides, over 60 companies achieved exit through M&A.
With the vision of "Becoming one of the most valuable and most respected investment company with International influence", and through driving the innovation and growth of business enterprises through capital and management support, Legend Capital plays an active role in promoting industry advancement and social development, and strives for creating dream business and sharing success with partners of shared vision and goals.
Chairman of Legend Capital
Director and Member of Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors of Legend Holdings
Director of Lenovo Group
Mr. Zhu Linan joined Legend in 1989. He is the main leader who has promoted and implemented Legend’s key strategic transformation and upgrading. He currently serves as Chairman of Legend Capital, Director and Member of Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors of Legend Holdings, and Director of Lenovo Group.
Mr. Zhu Linan founded Legend Capital in 2001, and served as President, Managing Director of the firm. In May 2015, he became Chairman of Legend Capital. As the founder, Mr. Zhu’s entrepreneurial record, over 30 years’ accumulation in corporate management and wide network have brought rich experience and unique values to Legend Capital in terms of business development, investment management, financial management, HR management and IT construction. Mr. Zhu Linan is also the system designer of Legend Capital, and puts forward the philosophy of “like-minded partners create the desired cause and share the success together” and “pursue fortune of value” which has laid the theory foundation that guarantees Legend Capital’s future development. His successful investment practice also provided a solid foundation for the successful investment transformation of legend Holdings.
Since 2001, Mr. Zhu Linan has served as Executive Vice President, President and Director of Legend Holdings Corporation. With his deep understanding and rich experience in business operation and investment, Mr. Zhu Linan led Legend Holdings to creatively establish a unique two-wheel-drive business model of “strategic investments + financial investments” to push forward the strategy and business, and has accumulated rich experience and resources of talents, organizations as well as investment and post-investment management.
Mr. Zhu Linan holds a Master's degree in E.E. from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and is a certified Senior Engineer. He enjoys an honorary allowance granted by the State Council.