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PublicNYSE:YOKU
Date12/2010
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

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Websiteyouku.com
CategoryPhoto/Video
Employees
Founded12/2006
DescriptionChinese video site

Offices

Shanghai, CHN
Unit 1 3301-3303 Grand Gateway
1 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai, 200030, CHN
Guangzhou City, CHN
Sports West Road, Tianhe District
No. 101, Victory Plaza, Block A, Room 2703
Guangzhou City, 510620, CHN

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Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President
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Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Content Officer
Senior Vice President
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Youku

As the leading video-sharing website in China, Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China.

The tri-networks integration model applied on this video-sharing platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices.

Unlike Boke, Youku’s offerings are not limited to original user-generated content. Its online video content ranges from user-generated content and self-produced serials to licensed professional content. Simply put, Youku offers a space for both individuals and institutions to upload and share their treasured moments, independent films, viral videos, and anything else they create.

Youku was formally launched by Victor Koo on June 21, 2006. On December 8, 2010, Youku was listed on the New York Stock Exchange for its first time. On March 12, 2012, Youku reached an agreement to acquire Tudou in a stock-for-stock transaction, the new entity being named Youku Tudou Inc.

As of November, 2007, the total funds Youku had raised amounted to $40 million, which came from existing investors, including Maverick Capital and Brookside Capital, an affiliate of Bain Capital LLC, Sutter Hill Ventures, Farallon Capital and China- based Chengwei Ventures LLC.

In December, 2007, AC Nelson Co., announced Youku’s overall video viewing (VV) rate had exceeded 100 million, and the daily UV rate exceeded 12 million.

Youku faces major competition from rivals like Tencent Video, 163 Video and Sohu Video.

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

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  1. Youku.com Raises US$25M Series C Round (jlmpacificepoch.com) [edit]
  2. Youku.com Raises US$25M Series C Round (jlmpacificepoch.com) [edit]
  3. Youku.com Raises US$25M Series C Round (jlmpacificepoch.com) [edit]
  4. Chinese Video Site Youku Raises $40 Million Fourth Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  5. Chinese YouTube Youku Raises $40 Million Round (businessinsider.com) [edit]
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