Corporate overview

Founded in April 2005, YY Inc. (“YY” or the “Company”) is a leading global video-based social media platform. It was listed on the NASDAQ on November 21, 2012. From live streaming, short form video, social network, e-commerce, education and Internet finance, YY develops and deliver a variety of services such as YY LIVE, Huya, imo, BIGO LIVE, Likee, HAGO and YY dating. HUYA launched IPO on NYSE on May 11, 2018 and became the first successful listed case of internal incubation. YY completed the acquisition of BIGO, a fast-growing global tech-driven social media company, in March 2019.

YY aims at two core strategies, “Globalization” and “Artificial Intelligence”. We commit to accelerate our globalization process and expand our international influence, so as to become a global leading video-based social media platform. In addition, we strive to transform into a technology company taking artificial intelligence as the core, which helps to create more diversified opportunities for users to interact and a better experience for our users.

Today, there are over 7,000 employees in YY Group, and 65% of them are engineers. Our mission is to“create a better way for communication”. We aim to become a characteristic and globalized enterprise in China’s Internet industry via continuously upgrading our technological advantages and enhancing our influence towards the international.


Mission and vision

Mission: Connect People and Enrich Their Lives Through Video

Vision: be a leader and innovator in the social media industry


Our history

2019
  • Acquired BIGO at a valuation of 2.2 billion US dollar
2018
  • “Huya”was listed (NYSE: HUYA), its market cap hit over 10 billion in the first year of its IPO
2017
  • Launched “Yijian”, an online commerce platform
2016
  • A new gaming social platform was built
2015
  • BIGO commenced its overseas plan
  • Registered users of YY reached one billion
2014
  • “100 Education”and “Huya”were officially founded
2013
  • Hunan TV assigned “YY”as the official communication platform for the singing competition "Happy Boys"
2012
  • YY Group was listed (NASDAQ:YY) and its new brand name “Huanjushidai”was announced at the same time
2011
  • Launched YY Education, started a new business in the education domain
2010
  • Launched web and mobile version of “YY”, a new star of live streaming industry was born
2009
  • YY Client served two million users simultaneously on line
2008
  • YY Client was launched
2007
  • Unique visitors of “Duowan.com” exceeded 20 million
2006
  • Unique visitors of “Duowan.com” exceeded 10 million
2005
  • “Duowan.com” was launched