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CategoryConsumer Web


Shanghai, CHN


Founder & Former CEO
Board of Director


Series A, 6/1995
Series B, 10/1997
Funding Global Innovation
Series C, 10/1999
Funding Global Innovation




Sina is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities.

Its digital media network of (portal), (mobile portal) and (social media), enable Internet users to access professional media and user generated content (“UGC”) in multi-media formats from the web and mobile devices and share their interests to friends and acquaintances. offers distinct and targeted professional content on each of its region specific websites and a range of complementary offerings. provides information and entertainment content from SINA portal customized for mobile (WAP) users. Based on an open platform architecture to host organically developed and third-party applications, is a form of social media, featuring microblogging services and social networking services that allow users to connect and share information anywhere, anytime and with anyone on its platform.

Through these properties and other product lines and businesses, we offer an array of online media and social networking services to our user to create a rich canvas for businesses and brand advertisers to connect and engage with their targeted audiences. We generate the majority of our revenues from online advertising, MVAS and fee-based services.

Founded in December, is one of the four largest internet portals in China, with the other three being Tencent, Netease, and Sohu. On April 13, 2000, Sina went public on NASDAQ. In November, 2009, Sina rasied 180 million dollars.

It has more than 600 million registered users globally and 1.2 billion page viewed daily.

Recent Milestones

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    Sina — Sina launches $301m fund for Chinese Twitter-like product Weibo (11/16/10)
    Posted 11/16/10 at 3:19pm via
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    Sina — Deal between Sina and Focus Media may be falling apart (6/23/09)
    Posted 6/23/09 at 1:22pm via
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    Sina — Chinese Portal Company SINA Buys Part of Focus Media For About $1B in Stock (12/22/08)
    Posted 12/24/08 at 6:16pm via
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    Sina added Allan Zhao as Product Manager. (1/1/06)
    Posted 7/23/13 at 8:56am
  • Stock
    Went public with stock symbol NASDAQ:SINA. (4/20/00)
    Posted 1/20/09 at 3:41pm
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    Sina received $20M in Series C funding. (10/1/99)
    Posted 11/30/09 at 11:52am via
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    Sina added Derek Ling as Vice President. (1/1/99)
    Posted 4/20/13 at 3:04am
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    Sina received $6.5M in Series B funding. (10/1/97)
    Posted 1/4/14 at 12:20am
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    Sina added Bruce Chen as Founding member, USA. (7/1/96)
    Posted 8/14/11 at 10:14am
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    Sina received $5M in Series A funding. (6/1/95)
    Posted 1/4/14 at 12:20am
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    Sina added Charles Chao as Chairman&CEO.
    Posted 12/1/09 at 6:20am
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    Sina added Herman Yu as CFO.
    Posted 12/1/09 at 6:20am
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    Sina added Hong Du as COO.
    Posted 12/1/09 at 6:20am
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    Sina added Bing-Hao Cheng as CTO.
    Posted 12/2/13 at 2:19pm
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    Sina added Zhidong Wang as Founder & Former CEO.
    Posted 1/4/14 at 5:49am



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