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ByteDance

ByteDance

Bytedance was founded in 2012 and its flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests.

OVERVIEW

Category
Technology
Headquarter
Beijing, China
Founded Time
Mar. 1, 2012
Latest Funding
Pre-IPO
Company Size
30000+
Also Known As
字节跳动, Zijie Tiaodong
Legal Name
Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd.
Name (Chinese)
ByteDance
Legal Name (Chinese)
北京字节跳动科技有限公司
Website
Email Address
globalmedia@bytedance.com
Phone Number
NA
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FUNDING

Number of Funding Rounds 7
Total Funding Amount USD 7.10B
Announcement Date Funding Round Funding Raised Lead Investor(s)
Oct. 20, 2018 Pre-IPO 4.00B SoftBank Capital China Venture Capital,Primavera Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
Aug. 11, 2017 Venture-Series Unknown 2.00B General Atlantic, Ethos Partners(Singapore), Altimeter Capital
Apr. 7, 2017 Series D 1.00B Sequoia Capital China, CCB International Holdings
Jun. 1, 2014 Series C 100.00M Sequoia Capital China, WeiVC Incubator, Ether Capital
Sep. 1, 2013 Series B 0.00 Digital Sky Technologies(DST)
Aug. 1, 2012 Series A 0.00 Susquehanna International Group(SIG)
Jul. 2, 2012 Angel Round 0.00 LIU Jun, ZHOU Zijing
Announcement Date

Oct. 20, 2018

Funding Round

Pre-IPO

Funding Raised

4.00B

Lead Investor(s)

SoftBank Capital China Venture Capital,Primavera Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Announcement Date

Aug. 11, 2017

Funding Round

Venture-Series Unknown

Funding Raised

2.00B

Lead Investor(s)

General Atlantic, Ethos Partners(Singapore), Altimeter Capital

Announcement Date

Apr. 7, 2017

Funding Round

Series D

Funding Raised

1.00B

Lead Investor(s)

Sequoia Capital China, CCB International Holdings

Announcement Date

Jun. 1, 2014

Funding Round

Series C

Funding Raised

100.00M

Lead Investor(s)

Sequoia Capital China, WeiVC Incubator, Ether Capital

Announcement Date

Sep. 1, 2013

Funding Round

Series B

Funding Raised

0.00

Lead Investor(s)

Digital Sky Technologies(DST)

Announcement Date

Aug. 1, 2012

Funding Round

Series A

Funding Raised

0.00

Lead Investor(s)

Susquehanna International Group(SIG)

Announcement Date

Jul. 2, 2012

Funding Round

Angel Round

Funding Raised

0.00

Lead Investor(s)

LIU Jun, ZHOU Zijing

UPDATES

ByteDance Tests a New App for English Learners
Bytedance, a short video tycoon in China, is working on a new English learning application named Tangyuan English.

Bytedance, a short video tycoon in China, is working on a new English learning application named Tangyuan English.

Chinese Short-Video Giants' DAU and Revenue Data Leaks; Point to Tougher War Ahead
It is claimed that Kuaishou and Douyin have a DAU of 210 million and 300 million respectively, and each of them generated around CNY 3 billion of revenue during May 2019.

It is claimed that Kuaishou and Douyin have a DAU of 210 million and 300 million respectively, and each of them generated around CNY 3 billion of revenue during May 2019.

Customized Feed Might be ‘Recustomized’ by the Government
New “Data Security Management Measures”, drafted by the state body in charge of information control, might block up some Chinese companies’ revenue streams.

New “Data Security Management Measures”, drafted by the state body in charge of information control, might block up some Chinese companies’ revenue streams.

ByteDance Invests CNY 1.26 Billion into Hupu
Hupu.com carried out its Pre-IPO funding round worth CNY 1.26 billion.

Hupu.com carried out its Pre-IPO funding round worth CNY 1.26 billion.

A Tale of Two Eras: ByteDance from AI to AIoT
ByteDance confirmed its plan of developing an education hardware product. Despite unsuccessful attempts, it is keen on expanding into this field. ByteDance could start building its own AIoT infrastructure and ecosystem by rolling out its education hardware.

ByteDance confirmed its plan of developing an education hardware product. Despite unsuccessful attempts, it is keen on expanding into this field. ByteDance could start building its own AIoT infrastructure and ecosystem by rolling out its education hardware.

Bytedance Reportedly to Launch its Own Smartphone and OS
Bytedance acquired Smartisan Technology, a company that designs and markets consumer electronic devices and online services including smartphones and OS. Chinese media speculated that the company is about launch smartphone and OS.

Bytedance acquired Smartisan Technology, a company that designs and markets consumer electronic devices and online services including smartphones and OS. Chinese media speculated that the company is about launch smartphone and OS.

ByteDance Unveils Flipchat, But Is It Old Wine In a New Bottle?
ByteDance unveiled its new instant messaging app “Flipchat” on May 19, with similar functions to those found in other apps like Jike and Douban. So why does ByteDance foothold in instant messaging?

ByteDance unveiled its new instant messaging app “Flipchat” on May 19, with similar functions to those found in other apps like Jike and Douban. So why does ByteDance foothold in instant messaging?

How Bytedance Negotiated with Indian Regulators for Lifting the Ban on TikTok?
The world's most valuable start-up, Bytedance, provided its best negotiators to restore the situation in India. During the time TikTok was shelved, the company compromised significantly.

The world's most valuable start-up, Bytedance, provided its best negotiators to restore the situation in India. During the time TikTok was shelved, the company compromised significantly.

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