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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
10001+
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 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.

Douyin Takes another Step Towards E-commerce
Bytedances domestic Short video platform Douyin has taken another step towards the ecommerce industry by adding a new feature to its app

Bytedances domestic Short video platform Douyin has taken another step towards the ecommerce industry by adding a new feature to its app

Tik Tok Ranks 1st in Indian's App Store
On May 6, 2019, Tik Tok ranked 1st place in terms of the free App’s download volume in Indian Google Play.

On May 6, 2019, Tik Tok ranked 1st place in terms of the free App’s download volume in Indian Google Play.

Chinese Video Streaming Apps Dominate the Overseas Market
These are the top 20 Chinese short video/live applications with the highest number of downloads and revenues during the first quarter of 2019

These are the top 20 Chinese short video/live applications with the highest number of downloads and revenues during the first quarter of 2019

A War Between Two Chinese Internet Giants: Baidu and ByteDance
A war between two Chinese internet giants, Baidu and ByteDance, has been lasted for several years. Baidu enters the short video market, while ByteDance launches search function in Toutiao.

A war between two Chinese internet giants, Baidu and ByteDance, has been lasted for several years. Baidu enters the short video market, while ByteDance launches search function in Toutiao.

Tik Tok Relisted in Indian App Store and Google Play
On Apr 30, 2019, Tik Tok relisted in Indian Google Play and App Store. Tik Tok, is the short-video sharing platform made by ByteDance.

On Apr 30, 2019, Tik Tok relisted in Indian Google Play and App Store. Tik Tok, is the short-video sharing platform made by ByteDance.

ByteDance acquires Qijian Software, the parental company of Terark
On Apr 29, 2019, it is reported that ByteDance, the parental company of Toutiao and Tik Tok, acquired Terark, which is a big data analysis company.

On Apr 29, 2019, it is reported that ByteDance, the parental company of Toutiao and Tik Tok, acquired Terark, which is a big data analysis company.

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