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PublicNYSE:YOKU
Date12/2010
Raised
Post IPO Valuation$174M

General Information

Websitetudou.com
Blogtudouchina.com
Twitter@TudouTweets
CategoryPhoto/Video
Employees
Founded1/2005
DescriptionChinese Video Site

Offices

Shanghai, CHN

People

Co-Founder
Founder & Former CEO

Funding

TOTAL $126M
FUNDING TOTAL $126M
Series C, 7/2007
Capital Today
General Catalyst Partners
CyberAgent
$19M
Series D, 4/2008
IDG Capital Partners
GGV Capital
General Catalyst Partners
$57M
Series E, 8/2010
$50M

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Tudou

One of the most recognized Internet brands, Tudou was the first UGC video sharing website launched in China.

The slogan “Everyone is a living director” strengthened the brand, pushing Tudou far ahead of its competitors. The 2.0 strategy proposed by CEO Weidong Yang is intended to focus more on the the lifestyle and growth of young users as they work to get their voices heard on mainstream network media platforms.

Tudou went live on April 15, 2005. Led by its founder Wang Wei, Tudou was listed on NASDAQ on August 17. The merger of China’s two biggest online video companies was finalized after shareholder meetings on August 20, 2012, approved the deal. The new entity will be named Youku Tudou Inc. Tudou.com completed its fifth round of financing 40 million dollars in 2010.

According to iResearch, the number of monthly unique visitors to Tudou’s site increased to approximately 227 million in May, 2013 from approximately 182 million in December 2010. As of May, 2013, Youku Tudou Inc has the absolute advantage in terms of user base.

Major rivals are Sohu, PPTV and iQiyi.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Tudou — Chinese Online Video Giant Tudou Opens 13 Percent Below IPO Pricing (8/17/11)
    Posted 8/17/11 at 6:30pm via techcrunch.com
  • Stock
    Went public with stock symbol NYSE:YOKU. (12/17/10)
    Posted 8/17/11 at 6:27pm
  • Check
    Tudou — Chinese Video Site Tudou Files To Raise Up To $120 Million In U.S. IPO (11/9/10)
    Posted 11/9/10 at 10:51pm via paidcontent.org
  • Dollar
    Tudou received $50M in Series E funding. (8/5/10)
    Posted 11/1/10 at 3:01am via wsj.com
  • Dollar
    Tudou received $57M in Series D funding. (4/28/08)
    Posted 1/5/09 at 9:31pm via paidcontent.org
  • Dollar
    Tudou received $19M in Series C funding. (7/16/07)
    Posted 2/15/10 at 5:22am via thealarmclock.com
  • Check
    Tudou added Marc van der Chijs as Co-Founder. (10/15/04)
    Posted 4/6/11 at 8:05am
  • Check
    Tudou added Wei Wang as Founder & Former CEO.
    Posted 12/15/13 at 12:38am

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Above: Tudou Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/11/14

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Sources

  1. China Vid's Tudou Launches Ad Platform. Raises $19M More (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  2. paidcontent.org (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. China's Tudou.com raises $50 million (online.wsj.com) [edit]
  4. Chinese Video Site Tudou Files To Raise Up To $120 Million In U.S. IPO (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    Chinese Online Video Giant Tudou Opens 13 Percent Below IPO Pricing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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