LIZHI INC. (“LIZHI”) (NASDAQ: LIZI) has been selected as one of the most influential companies in the new cultural and entertainment media sector in China in 2020 by 36Kr Venture Capital Research Institute, a research arm of 36kr, a China-based publishing and data company dedicated to serving new economy participants in China.
The annual list - "Where Innovation & Startups Emerge (WISE) 2020 King of New Economy – The Most Influential Companies" - is mainly selected based on the growth potential, capital value, research and development and innovation capabilities of the companies. The award marks a great recognition of LIZHI's unwavering efforts and outstanding performance during a year with unprecedented social and economic challenges around the world. Leveraging its rich content library, vibrant audio communities, and advanced artificial intelligence-backed technologies, LIZHI has stood out among the companies through its continuous innovation and social responsibility.
36Kr Venture Capital Research Institute unveiled the award in the "WISE 2020 King of New Economy Conference” that kicked off in Beijing today, where the "WISE 2020 King of New Economy- The Most Competitive Companies" was also announced. 36Kr Venture Capital Research Institute has selected 500 top companies in total that covers ten industries, including the new cultural and entertainment media, big health care, consumer brands and life, corporate services, new technologies, automobile transportation and travel, intelligent logistics and supply chain, education, finance, and real estate and home industries.
Since the launch of LIZHI App in 2013, LIZHI has worked steadily and innovatively toward the vision of providing premium audio entertainment experiences for a vibrant and diverse community. Motivated by the slogan "everyone is a content creator", it was focused on making user-friendly audio creation and sharing tools for all users in the beginning; In October 2016, LIZHI launched audio live streaming; In January 2018, LIZHI upgraded its brand strategy and replaced its original brand "LIZHI FM" with "LIZHI" to open it up to more possibilities in the audio space in the future; In 2019, LIZHI ventured into the Internet of Things (IoT) field through collaboration with Baidu; In January 2020, LIZHI was listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, becoming the first listed online audio company in China and marking the start of its exploration of the global market.
About LIZHI INC.
LIZHI INC. is a leading online UGC audio community and interactive audio entertainment platform in China, with a mission to enable everyone to showcase vocal talent. The Company is aiming to bring people closer together through voices.
Since the launch of its LIZHI App in 2013, LIZHI has cultivated a vibrant and growing community encouraging audio content creation and sharing. Now LIZHI is an audio wonderland offering a wide range of podcasts and audio entertainment products and features, including audio live streaming and various interactive audio social products, empowering users to enjoy an immersive and diversified entertainment experience through audio. LIZHI envisions a global audio community – a place where everyone can create, share and connect with each other through voices and across cultures.
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