Ant Financial Leads Series D Round In 36Kr

Beijing-based, an online platform for venture capital news and professional services start-up, has completed an undisclosed amount series D round of financing led by Ant Financial, the financial services arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

A unit of Huatai Securities Company Limited and existing investor Matrix Partners also participated, according to an announcement.

Ant Financial is making a strategic investment, and plans to provide data resources in online payment, private equity investment, cloud computing, as well as technology support to

Founded in 2010,’s platform gathers 33,000 technology start-ups and 2,000 venture capital investors. It also provides news and data to the technology venture community.

The start-up raised angel investment in 2011, and RMB10 million series A round from Matrix Partners China and in 2012, according to Crunchbase.

No information is available on the companies series B and C rounds.