On August 12,announced that it had completed a Series F financing of US$434 million (about 3.1 billion yuan), led by , followed by text message service Baidu, and the original investors of Tencent and Capital Today continued to follow. This move has aroused the high attention of the Internet industry. The author tried to explore the logic behind this and shared his views with us. "Seriously you win" Zhihu, which has always shown the image of an elite community, released the news of the F round of financing this Monday afternoon. Kuaishou led the investment and Baidu followed. The news caused a lot of commotion among users and big Vs, thinking that Zhihu,
the birthplace of the Wei Zexi incident, actually took Baidu's investment, which is really insulting. The release of this round of financing on Zhihu is obviously prepared. Zhihu founder and CEO Zhou Yuan and the official account of Kuaishou, who led text message service the investment this time, responded to questions related to Zhihu as soon as possible, although they remained silent with the investor Baidu. You know, in the summer two years ago, on Zhihu, Kuaishou was satirized and sealed by staff members in Kuaishou because of Zhihu's user "founding the party", and serious negative public opinion broke out. Usually Kuaishou is due to the taste of users and content.
Become the routine ridicule of Zhihu users. What kind of product is Zhihu? Behind the collapse of the contempt chain, what happened to Zhihu and Zhihu users? Answering the first question seems simple. Zhihu is a community that organizes content in a question-and-answer format. In Zhou Yuan’s words, Zhihu “provides a tool to generate, share and disseminate knowledge”. In other words, in the official view, the content of Zhihu is equivalent to, or hopes to be equivalent to, "knowledge". Another saying that was widely circulated in the early days of Zhihu is: If you are serious, you will win. Seeking truth and truth, having something to say,