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DCM Leads $31.8M Round In B2B Petroleum Trading Website 51zhaoyou.com

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DCM Ventures has led a US$31.8 million series B round in 51zhaoyou.com, a business-to-business petroleum e-commerce platform.

Venture capital firm SIG, GGV Capital, Yunqi Partners, Uber-like truck logistics start-up Huochebang, Sky9 Capital and Chuangban Investment also participated in the round, according to a company announcement.

Founded in 2015, 51zhaoyou.com is a B2B petroleum trading platform, offering diesel, gasoline and kerosene. Its business includes petroleum trading services, logistic services and financial services. The company currently has offices in China’s four major petroleum consuming provinces, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Hubei, covering over 40 cities.

Last year, the platform recorded cumulative transactions of over RMB500 million (US$75 million). As of June this year, the company’s turnover exceeded RMB1.5 billion (US$230 million), and is expected to reach RMB5 billion (US$750 million) for all of 2017.

“51zhaoyou.com’s team has solid experience in both the petroleum industry and Internet industry,” said Eric Xu, managing partner at GGV. "It has an outstanding industry chain layout, and has great potential to develop in the future."

The start-up previously raised a US$8 million funding round from GGV and Chuangban this April. Last December, it completed a US$10 million series A+ round from Sky9, Yunqi and SIG.

In March, 2016, it raised a US$3 million series A round led by SIG.

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