Shenxing Tech attracts investors in face recognition In China
09 January 2017 15:54 GMT

Interested investors have piled some $14M into Chinese face recognition firm Shenxing Tech in its latest round.

Kinzon Capital, which is Fosun Group's venture investment arm, and Matrix Partners China lead a series A funding round of over RMB100 million (US$14 million) in Shenxing Tech.

Founded in January 2016, Shenxing Tech provides face recognition technologies to real estate, public security, schools, hospitals and other institutions. Powered by more advanced algorithms, its solutions can accurately recognize faces in different light environments, the company claims.

Currently, its customers include Aviation Industry Corporation of China, PetroChina Company and China Railway Construction Co., Ltd.

The company plans to use the proceeds to expand its business in the public security field and provide better hi-tech solutions to business clients.

Last month, Beijing-based face recognition firm Face++ raised at least US$100 million from Foxconn Technology Group, CCB International Holdings Ltd. and existing investors including Qiming Venture Partners and Sinovation Ventures.

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, invested US$20 million in Chinese image recognition start-up Megvii Technology in November 2016.