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PublicNASDQ:KONG
Date7/2004
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

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Beijing, CHN

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Founder&Chairman&CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Board Member
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

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TOTAL $6.8M
FUNDING TOTAL $6.8M
Venture Round, 2/2009
Nokia Growth Partners
$6.8M

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KongZhong

Kongzhong is one of the leading providers of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC.

KongZhong Corporation provides digital entertainment services in the People’’s Republic of China. The company operates through three main business units: WVAS, Mobile Games, and Internet Games.

The WVAS (Wireless Value-Added Services) business unit provides interactive entertainment, media, and other interactive services to mobile phone users through various second generation standard and 2G technology platforms.

This segment offers various WVAS, such as mobile games, pictures, karaoke, electronic books, mobile phone personalization features, entertainment news, chat, and message boards. The Mobile Games business unit develops and publishes mobile games, including action, role-playing, and leisure games for mobile phone users.

The Internet Games business unit develops Internet games. The company sells its WVAS and mobile games through telecommunication operators, and other distribution partners. The company was formerly known as Communication Over The Air Inc. and changed its name to KongZhong Corporation in March 2004.

KongZhong Corporation was founded on May 6, 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. Backed up by American and Hong Kong venture capital firms, it went public in 2004 in NASDAQ. In 2010, KongZhong made up 8.89% of the mobile game market, ranking first among the industry. Its mobile games include Warrior vs Monster and Kingdom Story.

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  1. Chinese Mobile Content Company KongZhong Acquires MMO Developer Dacheng (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  2. KongZhong Receives Investment from Nokia Growth Partners (media.einnews.com) [edit]
  3. KongZhong makes a $16.5 million strategic investment in OurPalm (pocketgamer.biz) [edit]
    KongZhong Invests 16.5 Million Dollars in Casual Game Operator OurGame (technode.com) [edit]
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