Aella was seed funded by Netscreen Technologies co-founder Feng Deng and his venture firm, Northern Light Venture Capital, with industry experienced security veterans joining the founders as additional investors.

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Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC)

About NLVC Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) is a China-focused venture capital firm targeting early and early growth stage opportunities. We partner with select entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas and exceptional vision to build world-class companies. Each NLVC team member brings a strong investment track record and cross-border expertise in entrepreneurship, engineering and operations. Our work is governed by a singular goal: to provide guidance, network and resources that companies need to thrive. Founded in 2005, NLVC has emerged as a top venture capital firm along with the rapidly growing Chinese economy. To date, we’ve backed more than 100 companies. We manage approximately US$ 1.6 billion in committed capital with 4 US$ funds and 4 RMB funds. Our funds have attracted leading institutional investors from the United States, Europe and Asia, including sovereign funds, endowments and foundations. Investment Stage We primarily invest in early and early growth stage companies but also pursue strategic opportunities in growth and late stage companies. Investment Sector We focus on 3 main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), advanced technology and healthcare.