DiDi

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Didi Chuxing Technology Co., (stylised DiDi, ), formerly Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese ride-sharing, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous technology conglomerate.wikipedia
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Startup company

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In December 2017, DiDi closed a US$4 billion financing round, becoming the 2nd most valuable start-up company in the world after Ant Financial, with over US$56 billion worth of valuation, and backed by over 100 investors.
The largest unicorns founded as of October 2018 included Ant Financial, ByteDance, DiDi, Uber, Xiaomi, and Airbnb.

Uber

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DiDi acquired Uber's China unit in 2016.
In August 2016, after facing tough competition in China, Uber sold its operations in China to DiDi, in exchange for an 18% stake in Didi.

Baidu

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As of May 2015, Didi Dache was to spend another CNY1 billion (US$161 million) on aggressive promotions and advertising in order to consolidate its dominant position against startups such as Yidao Yongche and Uber (who has Baidu, the third-largest Chinese Internet company, as an investor).
At the same period, it has also led a joint investment of US$12 billion with Alibaba Group, Tencent, JD.com and Didi Chuxing, acquiring 35% of China Unicom's stakes.

Ofo (company)

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On 17 January 2018, DiDi launched its own bike-sharing platform, which integrates companies Ofo, Bluegogo and DiDi-branded bikes.
The company raised $130 million in funding from tech firms Xiaomi and Didi Chuxing in September 2016, allowing it to expand outside China.

SoftBank Group

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On 28 March 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that SoftBank Group Corporation had approached Didi Chuxing Technology Co. about investing $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies," with the bulk of the money to come from SoftBank's planned $100 billion Vision Fund. On 28 April 2017, DiDi announced it closed a new financing round of over US$5.5 billion to support its global strategy and continued investments in AI-based technologies, making the company worth $50 billion.
The company owns stakes in Softbank Corp., Softbank Vision Fund, Arm Holdings, Fortress Investment Group, Boston Dynamics, Sprint (ca.85%), Alibaba (29.5%), Yahoo Japan (48.17%), Brightstar (87.1%), Uber (15%), Didi Chuxing (ca.20%), Ola (ca.30%), Grab, Renren (42.9%), InMobi (45%), Hike (25.8%), Snapdeal (ca.30%), Brain, Fanatics (ca.22%), Guardant Health, Improbable Worlds (ca.50%), Mapbox, Nauto, Nvidia (ca.5%), One97 Communications (ca.20%), Oravel Stays (42%), OSIsoft, PingAn Heath Cloud (7.41%), Plenty United, Roivant Sciences, Slack Technologies (ca.5%), Vir Biotechnology, WeWork (ca.22%), Zhongan Online P&C Insurance (5%), Compass (ca.22%), Auto1 (ca.20%), Wag (45%), Katerra (ca.28%), Cruise Automation (ca.19.6%), Ele.me, Getaround, Packet and ParkJockey.

Apple Inc.

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In June 2016, DiDi closed a US$4.5 billion fundraising round, with investors including Apple Inc., China Life Insurance Co., and the financial affiliate of online shopping firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. This fundraising round is the world's largest equity share fundraising round by any private company, updating the previous record set by DiDi.
On May 12, 2016, Apple Inc., invested US$1billion in DiDi, a Chinese transportation network company.

Lyft

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Tencent and Alibaba's apps are all open to allied developers like Lyft.
Prior to January 2016, Lyft had raised more than US$2 billion from investors such as General Motors (US$500M), Alibaba, Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Didi Kuaidi, fbFund, Floodgate, Fontinalis Group, Fortress, Founders Fund, GSV Capital, Icahn Enterprises, Janus Capital Management, K9 Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holdings Company, Rakuten, Tencent, and Third Point Ventures.

Grab (company)

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It is similar to apps such as GrabTaxi in Southeast Asia.
In August 2015, Grab raised US$350 million in series E funding round from a range of investors including Didi Kuadi (now Didi Chuxing) and China Investment Corporation (CIC).

Liu Qing (businesswoman)

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Jean Liu(柳青) is the current president of Didi Chuxing.
Liu is the President of Didi Chuxing ("DiDi", formerly known as Didi Kuaidi), China's largest mobile transportation platform.

Cheng Wei

He is the founder of Didi Chuxing ("DiDi", formerly known as Didi Kuaidi), China's largest mobile transportation platform.

Bluegogo

On 17 January 2018, DiDi launched its own bike-sharing platform, which integrates companies Ofo, Bluegogo and DiDi-branded bikes.
Didi Chuxing signed an agreement with Bluegogo to partly acquire the assets of the company in December 2017, expanding Didi's business into the bike-sharing sector.

Vehicle for hire

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Some of the biggest vehicle for hire companies include DiDi, Uber and Grab.

Peer-to-peer ridesharing

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Didi Chuxing Technology Co., (stylised DiDi, ), formerly Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese ride-sharing, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous technology conglomerate.

Artificial intelligence

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Didi Chuxing Technology Co., (stylised DiDi, ), formerly Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese ride-sharing, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous technology conglomerate.

Self-driving car

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Didi Chuxing Technology Co., (stylised DiDi, ), formerly Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese ride-sharing, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous technology conglomerate.

Alibaba Group

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Formed from the merger of rival firms Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache (backed by two major Chinese Internet companies, Tencent and Alibaba respectively), it was initially valued (as of June 2016) at approximately US$28 billion.

Ant Financial

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In December 2017, DiDi closed a US$4 billion financing round, becoming the 2nd most valuable start-up company in the world after Ant Financial, with over US$56 billion worth of valuation, and backed by over 100 investors.

China

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The mobile platform taxi-calling application was developed by Chinese mobile application company Beijing Xiaoju Keji Co., Ltd. The application is one of the major taxi apps in China, with over 100 million users in more than 300 cities.

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The mobile platform taxi-calling application was developed by Chinese mobile application company Beijing Xiaoju Keji Co., Ltd. The application is one of the major taxi apps in China, with over 100 million users in more than 300 cities.

Tencent

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Formed from the merger of rival firms Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache (backed by two major Chinese Internet companies, Tencent and Alibaba respectively), it was initially valued (as of June 2016) at approximately US$28 billion.

Reuters

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A study in December 2013 by Analysis International, cited by Reuters, estimated Didi Dache to hold approximately 55% of the smartphone-based taxi-hailing market (about 150 million Chinese were estimated to use their smartphones to hail taxis), with Kuaidi Dache holding nearly all of the rest of the market share.

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The combined company was estimated to be worth around $6 billion.

Renminbi

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As of May 2015, Didi Dache was to spend another CNY1 billion (US$161 million) on aggressive promotions and advertising in order to consolidate its dominant position against startups such as Yidao Yongche and Uber (who has Baidu, the third-largest Chinese Internet company, as an investor).

Caixin

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Caixin reported that in June 2015 the company had a market share in car hire service of 80.2%.