Bytedance is one of the biggest app companies in the world.

Since it’s inception in 2012 Bytedance has focused more on developing mobile applications for Chinese mobile users. However, in October 2015, Bytedance became interested in overseas markets and realized that it would need a specialized application to succeed there. In 2016, the company made a notable decision: they chose to bring machine learning technology from their flagship application.

Bytedance is one of the most valuable tech startups in history , which is why it has been involved in several disputes. In the past, Bytedance got into a spat with Q&A app maker Zhihu and another one with video-streaming giant iQiyi. Even though the exact cause of both spats isn’t known, many people believe that they were caused by a fight over traffic sources.

Bytedance was once rumored to have unsuccessfully tried to acquire Douyin from Toutiao for around $800 million USD. After that failed deal, Bytedance realized that going overseas would be its best option for success.

Bytedance company overview

CEOYiming Zhang
Investors Bank of China, Altimeter Capital, GS, MS, TCV
2021 RevenueApprox. $58b

How to invest in Bytedance

Investing directly in Bytedance isn’t possible because the company isn’t publicly listed so you can’t purchase stock. An indirect way of investing in Bytedance would be to invest in the private equity firms (listed above) funding the company.

Will there be a Bytedance IPO?

There is a possibility of TikTok filing for an IPO but with the current political unrest, this is unlikely to happen anytime in the near future.

Bytedance investors are also keen to ensure the company remain privately owned so they keep control.

Bytedance News

Bytedance sees growth slow despite 70% jump in revenue

New York Post – Jan, 21, 2022

Bytedance dissolve global team

CNBC – Jan 31, 2022

2 Billion Downloads for TikTok

TechCrunch – Apr, 29 2020

China Orders ByteDance to Remove Office App

Bloomberg – Apr, 24 2020


  • Agostino
    Posted July 12, 2022 11:22 am 0Likes

    How to invest byte dance

  • si
    Posted July 18, 2022 10:21 am 0Likes

    there has been some recent controversy surrounding the company; in March 2019, it was revealed that Bytedance had been censoring content on its platforms in accordance with Chinese government censorship directives.

    Not without controversy and so not without risk

  • ryanbellingham
    Posted July 18, 2022 10:26 am 0Likes

    According to reports, ByteDance is looking to invest in a wide range of areas, including artificial intelligence, retail, financial services, and even healthcare. With so many different areas of interest, it’s hard to say exactly where the company’s billions will end up being invested. However, we can make some educated guesses based on ByteDance’s past investments and decisions.

  • sophia
    Posted July 18, 2022 10:29 am 0Likes

    Bytedance is an up-and-coming Chinese technology company with a lot of potential. They’ve already made waves in the tech world with their popular app, TikTok, and there’s no doubt that they’re going to continue to grow in the coming years. I’ll be keeping a close eye on them for sure.

    You should cover more potential IPOs on here please.

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