|By PR Newswire||
|March 25, 2014 10:16 PM EDT||
SHANGHAI, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China's largest fresh fruit shopping site, Fruitday.com, completed a new round of financing led by ClearVue Partners, a private equity fund targeting fast growing and promising consumer companies in the Greater China region. SIG Asia Investments, LLLP also participated in this round of financing.
"We met many PE firms and ClearVue was different. They were strategic, professional and had a deep understanding of our business and the consumer market in China -- we are thrilled to receive investment from ClearVue Partners," said Wang Wei, founder and CEO of Fruitday.com. "We believe that there is strong and increasing consumer demand in China for the freshest, high-quality fruits from around the world."
In China, total consumption of fresh fruit in the urban markets is estimated to have been over RMB 400 billion in 2013, with an annual growth rate of about 15 percent. Driven by an increasing customer demand for high quality and healthy fruits, the imported fruit sector is growing even faster with an annual growth rate of over 40 percent especially in mega-cities like Shanghai and Beijing.
Fruitday.com is a leading fresh fruit ecommerce site in China, dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality imported fruits from all around the world to Chinese consumers. With 90 percent of its portfolio consisting of imported products and delivering two million cases of fruit to over a half million customers in China, Fruitday.com holds itself to the highest possible standards for quality and defines quality by the strictest criteria in the industry. The company is also a study in successful and efficient China operations: from its sourcing, warehousing, production, and delivery to its after-sales service and best-in-class operating team.
"We believe that online shopping for fresh fruit in China is a new and fast-growing consumer trend," said Harry Hui, Managing Partner of ClearVue Partners. "With access to the highest quality domestic and imported fruits from around the world, Fruitday.com has changed the way Chinese consumers buy fresh fruit, changed the operating model of the domestic China fruit and fresh food sector, and has helped to improve industry standards overall."
In only five years Fruitday.com has achieved a number of firsts for the China market: it's the first company to introduce the Sunkist Moro orange; the ultra-big Zespri kiwi fruit; cherries from Tasmania, Australia; pears from the U.S.; the Green Giant Mexican avocado; and Diva and HoneyGlo apples from New Zealand.
Fruitday.com is China's largest fresh fruit shopping site. Founded in 2009, the company's management team has over 30 years of combined experience in the fruit and food sector. Since its inception, Fruitday.com has built its own logistics systems and dedicated cold storage to provide high-quality fresh fruits to consumers through multiple distribution channels, in addition to a 48-hour response mechanism for after-sales services. Fruitday.com is committed to providing the highest quality fresh fruit shopping experience for China's consumers.
For more information, please visit www.fruitday.com.
About ClearVue Partners
ClearVue Partners is a private equity fund focused on investments in the fast growing and dynamic consumer sector in the Greater China region, primarily in the food and beverage, consumer lifestyle, and consumer internet/mobile sub-sectors. ClearVue Partners targets growth stage investments in fast growing and promising local companies, enables market entry for leading international consumer brands into China, and develops top-tier brands and businesses. The ClearVue Partners team has a unique combination of investment and senior operations experience from the US and Greater China, with an advisory group of recognized business pioneers in the consumer industry.
For more information, please visit www.cvpcap.com.
About SIG Asia Investments
Founded in 2006, SIG Asia Investments, LLLP (SAI) is aleading international venture capital fund focusing on the China market. With eight years of VC experience in China, SAI has invested in more than 80 Chinese companies with a total investment of US$800 million, involving industries including: mobile Internet, consumer products, IT, media and entertainment, healthcare, hi-tech manufacturing, and services. More than 12 of its portfolio companies have successfully listed in the U.S., including: CSC, GAGA, ChinaCache, Home Inns, Bona Film and Kanghui Medical.
For more information, please visit www.sig-china.com.
For more information or high resolution images, please contact:
SOURCE ClearVue Partners
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Oct. 1, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,041
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
Oct. 1, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 717
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software sec...
Oct. 1, 2016 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,423
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Sep. 30, 2016 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,439
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Sep. 30, 2016 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 759
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Sep. 30, 2016 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 491
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Sep. 30, 2016 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 507
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
Sep. 30, 2016 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,538
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Sep. 30, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,262
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
Sep. 30, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,848
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Sep. 30, 2016 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 4,121
SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintainin...
Sep. 30, 2016 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,834
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Sep. 30, 2016 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,062
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Sep. 30, 2016 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 497
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera M...
Sep. 30, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,200