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VENTURE FUNDING
Series C, 3/2010
Nokia Growth Partners
GGV Capital

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UCWeb

UCWeb Inc. is a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and services. Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb’s mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of users around the world.

UCweb offers UC Browser, UC paradise, UC Desktop, UC Video, UC Thunder, and UC SafeBox on its platform. UC Browser, the flagship product of UCWeb, is available on more than 3,000 different models of cell phones from over 200 cell phone manufacturers. In addition, UC Browser is compatible with all mainstream operating systems such as Symbian, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Win CE, Java, MTK, and Blackberry. In June 2011, UCWeb released U3 engine, the company’s proprietary technology (similar to a car’s engine). Browsers based on the U3 would give users faster, more convenient and more secure web surfing experience.

Today, UCWeb continues to develop rapidly, with 80% of its more than 1,700 employees involved in product research and development. UCWeb has more than 200 patents, both pending and received, in the field of mobile browsing.

UCWeb has built a network of independent servers in Asia, North America, and Europe, serving over 400 million users in more than 150 countries and regions around the world. UC Browser is now available in 11 languages including English, Russian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. In September 2011, UCWeb’s India office was opened, and in 2012, the company opened its second office outside of China in the U.S. In 2013, UCWeb has already surpassed its competitor, Opera, and became India’s number one mobile internet browser. As the steps of globalization is taking on a steady pace, UCWeb will continue to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of users around the world.

UCWeb was founded in 2004. In 2006, UCWeb obtained 4 million RMB from the angel investor Lei Jun.

Recent Milestones

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    UCWeb added Jack Ma as Board of Directors. (8/21/13)
    Posted 8/22/13 at 8:38am
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    UCWeb — Launch UC+ Add-on Platform (8/12/13)
    Posted 8/14/13 at 4:50pm via ucweb.com
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    UCWeb — Opened U.S. office (9/1/12)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 12:43pm via pandodaily.com
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    UCWeb — Established partnership with China Mobile (6/1/12)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 2:27pm via ucweb.com
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    UCWeb — Established partnership with Vodafone (5/1/12)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 12:55pm via indiatimes.com
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    UCWeb — Established partnership with China’s dominant payment service provider - China UnionPay (4/1/12)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 12:58pm via techinasia.com
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    UCWeb added Paul Asel as Board Member. (1/1/12)
    Posted 9/18/13 at 4:39am
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    UCWeb — Opened India office (11/1/11)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 1:03pm via ucweb.com
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    UCWeb — Released U3 engine (6/1/11)
    Posted 6/26/13 at 3:56pm
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    UCWeb — Reached 200million users worldwide (5/1/11)
    Posted 6/26/13 at 3:56pm
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    UCWeb — Reached second place in India market (12/1/10)
    Posted 6/26/13 at 3:53pm
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    UCWeb received in Series C funding. (3/1/10)
    Posted 7/6/09 at 4:44pm via ucweb.com
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    UCWeb added Zhu Shunyan as COO. (1/1/07)
    Posted 6/26/13 at 3:41pm
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    UCWeb — Received Angle Investment from Lei Jun (1/1/06)
    Posted 6/26/13 at 3:47pm
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    UCWeb added He Xiaopeng as CPO and Co-founder. (1/1/04)
    Posted 5/29/13 at 12:54am
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    UCWeb added Liang Jie as CTO and Co-Founder. (1/1/04)
    Posted 5/29/13 at 12:54am

Videos

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Wait No More - No Progress Bar on UC Browser

Added: 11/7/13
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Customize your UC Browser with Infinite Possibilities

Added: 8/22/13

Screenshots

UCWeb screenshot
Above: UCWeb Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/11/14

Products

UC Browser

Websiteucweb.com/English/UCbrowser/inde...
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UC Browser is the leading mobile internet browser with more than 400 million users across more than 150 countries and regions. This product is currently available on all major operating platforms in 10 different languages.

Due to its cloud acceleration and data compression technology, it claims to reduce up to 90% data consumption and load web content much faster.

Citing data from StatCounter, that puts UC Browser ahead of Opera, with 32.82 percent of the market share to Opera’s 26.91 percent.

UCWeb screenshot
Above: UC Browser for Android
Uploaded: 6/28/13
UCWeb screenshot
Above: UC Browser for iPad
Uploaded: 9/10/13

Sources

  1. ucweb.com [edit]
  2. UCWeb opens US office, Americanizes its logo (pandodaily.com) [edit]
    UCWeb customises mobile internet browser for Vodafone customers in India (articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com) [edit]
    UCWeb and UnionPay Announce New Mobile Payment Solution (techinasia.com) [edit]
    UCWeb announces India as its second headquarter (ucweb.com) [edit]
    UCWeb Forms Strategic Partnership in Pre-Installing UC Browser onto Contract China Mobile Cell Phones (ucweb.com) [edit]
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    UC Browser Unveils Open Add-on Platform for Android to Achieve Infinity (ucweb.com) [edit]
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