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China’s Weibo Backs Y-Platform in $3.5 Million Round

Y-Platform runs one of the most popular social media accounts in China, depicting the daily lives of foreigners in the country

Meir Orbach 12:5823.03.20
Nasdaq-listed Beijing-based social media platform Weibo Corp. has led a $3.5 million series A funding round in social media startup Y-Platform, the latter announced Monday. Shenzhen-listed online gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. also participated in the round, bringing Y-Platform’s total raised to date to $5 million.

 

Founded in 2017 by Israeli entrepreneurs Raz Gal Or and his father, Amir Gal Or, Y-Platform runs one of the country’s most popular social media accounts. Depicting the daily lives of foreigners in China, it has 70 million subscribers on Weibo, Bilbili, Tiktok, and WeChat.

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With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, Y-Platform has served as a platform through which 100 doctors from Israel's largest hospitals volunteered to provide online medical video tutorials on a range of medical topics to millions of people who are in isolation or afraid to go to clinics and hospitals for fear of being infected with the virus.

 

Y-Platform intends to use the funds to expand its e-commerce activities and enter into overseas markets, as well as double its team from 50 to 100 employees, Y-Platform president Raz Gal Or said in a statement.