Our company name "Si Wei" is derived from the letters "SV," which stand for Steamboat Ventures. The name Si Wei reflects our commitment to "creative thinking" and the creative thinking of the entrepreneurs we support.
Steamboat Ventures was founded in 2000, and named after the famous Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie. Theatrically released in New York in 1928, Steamboat Willie was the screen debut of Mickey Mouse. It was also the first animated cartoon to use synchronized sound -- a great innovation at the time.
Our mission at Steamboat Ventures is to help young companies successfully face the challenges of becoming leaders in their markets. We invest in early through growth stage companies that are pursuing opportunities at the intersection of technology, media, and consumer sectors.