VC  iD Ventures America

     Office Locations:

5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 335
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-894-7900
Fax: 408-894-7939



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking



    Formerly known as Acer Ventures, iD SoftCapital Group is a group established by Acer founder Stan Shih and former Acer senior management to offer consulting services, and asset and venture fund management. iD Ventures America's mission is to facilitate the intellectual development of the New Economy through venture investing. iD Ventures America has been active in the venture community since 1998 with a current total of $385 million under management including $85 million in active investments through its latest funds: iD6 Fund established in 2005; iD8 Fund established in 2008; and the most recent fund, iD5 Annex Fund. iD Ventures America currently focuses on the following areas: new innovations and services for consumer electronics and multimedia applications; inventions and enhancements of ubiquitous Wireless technologies and applications; and critical components and technologies to build and support autonomous and intelligent systems. These funds are invested by Acer and other private investors. The firm's former funds, comprised of $300 million, have been fully invested into North America and Asia based companies: The Acer Technology Venture Fund and IP Fund One. Although iD has selectively participated in expansion rounds, the firm mostly invests in early-stage companies with investment amounts ranging from $500,000 to $3,000,000. The majority of investments are seed, first round, and second round venture capital financing. iD invests in start-ups in the U.S. and Canada that look to Greater China and Asia as part of their long-term growth strategy. The fund's current portfolio companies are located primarily in Silicon Valley and the Boston area.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dr. Ronald Chwang Ph.D Chairman & President
    Ed Yang Partner
    Ted Lai Partner & CFO


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