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    Not long ago, China’s answer to Twitter was struggling: The microblog platform had lost ground to Tencent’s messaging service, WeChat, and China’s censors had begun forcing the closure of user accounts. But Weibo has shrugged off tough times to become a powerful outlet, not just for short posts but for long-form content such as news reports, film reviews, and videos. Second-­quarter revenue grew 68%, and the platform clocked 431 million monthly active users, up 19% year over year—all generating troves of data that Weibo is now monetizing.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score5.4
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Internet Software and Services
    CEO
    Gaofei Wang
    Websitehttp://www.weibo.com
    Employees3,361
    HQ Location
    Beijing
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,474
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$472
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$12,583