February 8, 2023

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“Luoke Car”, the auto undertaking of Chang Jing, the founder and CEO of Roborock, has finished a spherical D of financing price $200 million, bringing the undertaking’s valuation to $2 billion, 36Kr reported on Friday, bringing up folks accustomed to the subject.

The main investor is Coatue, an American hedge fund. Well known establishments comparable to Sequoia Capital and IDG Capital additionally invested. Luoke Car declined to remark at the document.

Even though Luoke Car hasn’t ever made reputable announcement, Chang’s a hit entrepreneurial enjoy has introduced a lot consideration to the brand new auto trade. Tencent had prior to now led the $50 million spherical C financing of Luoke Car. NIO Capital, Meituan and investments from different establishments had been declined by way of Chang taking into consideration the connection between the primary two platforms and the opposite primary EV makers, NIO and Li Auto.

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The location of Luoke Car’s first automotive is an off-road type benchmarked in opposition to the Mercedes-Benz G Collection with the purpose to exceed 1,000 kilometers on a unmarried battery fee.

The primary automotive of the Luoke Car is predicted to be introduced in 2023 with a value vary of 300,000-500,000 yuan. At the present, Luoke Car is headquartered in Shanghai with Chang Jing because the chairman of the corporate. Yan Feng, former CTO of WM Motor, has additionally joined the corporate as CEO.

Now not way back, knowledge disclosed by way of the Tianyancha app confirmed that Anhui Luoke Car Production Co., Ltd. was once established in Wuhu Financial Building Zone, Anhui Province, which gave upward thrust to dialogue about its plant base.

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When compared with William Li and Li Xiang, the founding father of NIO and Li Auto, Chang Jing entered the marketplace 5 years later. In 2018, the valuation of NIO in its spherical B financing reached $2 billion, whilst the valuation of Luoke Car reached the similar stage in its spherical D financing. Underneath the background of Xiaomi‘s automobile production plan and the extensive transformation of conventional automotive firms comparable to BYD and Geely, the angle of funding establishments in opposition to automobile production startups tended to be conservative.