Zhihu, the Quora of China, prepares to go public in the US

Zhihu raised over $434 million in its last funding round

Zhihu, the Quora of China, prepares to go public in the US | BEAMSTART News

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Zhihu 知乎, the question-and-answer platform from China that is often compared to Quora, has just filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Zhihu is one of the most popular platforms in China for getting useful information, and is powered by high-quality (original) user-generated content.

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Just 2 years ago, the company raised $434 million it its Series F round, participated by Baidu and Kuaishou.

The Zhihu app in China.

Zhihu was founded in 2010 by Zhou Yuan as an invite-only Q&A site.

The site quickly became popular after business celebrities like Tencent's founder Pony Ma, Sogou CEO Wang Xiaochuan, and ex-head of Google China Kai Fu Lee joined.  

The platform opened to the public in 2013, and has since gathered over 43.1 million content creators posting over 315.3 million questions and answers.

Zhihu today has over 75.7 million monthly active users, and generated over $207.2 million in revenues in 2020.

“We are still in an early stage of monetization, with significant runway for growth across multiple new monetization channels,” the company said.

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Alfred Lee

Journalist at BEAMSTART. I write about breaking business news in the region.

Based in Malaysia



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