Founded in: 2015
Founder: Tang Qi
Users: 12 million
Financing status: RMB 17 million (USD 2.5 million) in Series A in 2017
Meipian, an editorial design and sharing app, on Saturday announced it received USD 2.5 million from ZhenFund in Series A financing. Based in Nanjing, the app enabled users to make beautiful article layouts. You can publish your articles on Meipian or share it with your friends through social media including WeChat and Weibo. Now, more and more users are joining Meipian to read its content. Meipian mainly makes profits through advertisements and donations, as well as making customized products such as notebooks, mugs, and other gifts for its users. Meipian will use the fund to launch campaigns to attract new users and help users create more original content.
Outbound company Lanmao Travel landed USD 3 M for Series A+ funding
Founded in: 2002
Founder: Zhao Jun
Financing status: RMB 20 million (USD 3 million) in Series A+ in 2017
Lanmao, a platform providing customized travel services for users, on Sunday landed USD 3 million in Series A+ funding. Based in Changsha, Lanmao Travel made more than 10 million sales last year. Lanmao Travel is famous for providing unique travel experiences for customers, and has helped customers independently travel all over the world. With word-of-mouth recommendations by their customers, Lanmao Travel is now trying to sell local products from various destinations to its customers. Lanmao Travel will use this fund to open more routes in different countries and set up subsidiaries in other countries.