Ant Financial Leads Series D Round In 36Kr


Beijing-based 36Kr.com, 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 36Kr.com.

Founded in 2010, 36Kr.com’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 e.ventures in 2012, according to Crunchbase.

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

 

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