Used goods trading platform Zhuan Zhuan receives USD 200 million financing
Founder: Yao Jinbo
Founded in: 2015
Financing status: RMB 13.7 billion (USD 200 million) financing in 2017
Zhuan Zhuan is a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) online used goods trading platform where users sell secondhand goods as well as make purchases from other sellers. Launched in 2015 in Beijing, Zhuan Zhuan has so far attracted more than 30 million users with more than 100 million secondhand items on the platform, and reached an average monthly trading volume of nearly USD 290 million.
Zhuan Zhuan received this fund from Tencent. With this collaboration, Tencent will share its knowledge on increasing its user base and improve Zhuan Zhuan’s technological abilities to help accelerate its growth. This puts the company in direct competition with Alibaba’s online used goods trading platform Xianyu which is a top player in the market.
Rehabilitative robotics startup Jianjiao receives USD 4.3 million for pre-Series A round
Founder: Li Xiang
Founded in: 2015
Financing status: RMB 30 million (USD 4.3 million) pre-Series A financing in 2017
Jianjiao is a robotics startup that manufactures robots based on artificial intelligence to help rehabilitate patients suffering from diseases and accidental injury. Founded in 2015 in Shanghai, the startup has launched two robotic products mainly for legs and waist rehabilitative training, weighing 11 pounds with a 5-day battery life, which are sufficient to meet general rehabilitative needs.
It wants to achieve an advanced human-computer interaction and intelligent exoskeleton products through artificial intelligence and deep neural network learning technology.
This pre-Series A financing round was from Bojiang Capital, and it plans to increase its investment on the research and development of rehabilitative robots.
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