Baidu

Baidu is a Chinese search engine platform that offers internet search and online marketing solutions. Read more

Robin Li's photo - Chairman & CEO of Baidu

Chairman & CEO

Robin Li

CEO Approval Rating

61/100

Founded:

2000

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNASDAQBIDU

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Sohu is a top competitor of Baidu. Sohu was founded in Haidian District, Beijing Municipality} in 1998. Sohu competes in the Data Processing Services industry. Compared to Baidu, Sohu generates $15.7B less revenue.

Qihoo 360 is Baidu's #2 competitor. Qihoo 360 is headquartered in Chaoyang, Beijing Municipality, and was founded in 2005. Qihoo 360 competes in the Internet Software field. Qihoo 360 generates 10% the revenue of Baidu.

Google has been one of Baidu's top competitors. Google is a Private company that was founded in 1998 in Mountain View, California. Like Baidu, Google also competes in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) industry. Compared to Baidu, Google has 89,414 more employees.

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Annual Revenue

$16.5B

Baidu's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 59.9B.

Baidu Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
YY Live

Nov 2020

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$3.6B
YY is a live streaming platform that enables users to interact in online group activities through voice, text and videos.

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PC YY

Nov 2020

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undisclosed
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KITT.AI

Jul 2017

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undisclosed
Kitt.ai is a developer and provider of web services for building and deploying chatbots.
xperception

Apr 2017

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undisclosed
Xperception provides visual perception software and hardware solutions for robotics and virtual reality based applications.
Raven Tech

Feb 2017

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undisclosed
Raven Tech designs and develops Artificial Intelligence based voice assistant​ application for mobile devices.

These are all the companies that Baidu has acquired. Baidu has acquired 10 companies and its latest acquisition was YY Live in Nov 2020. YY is a live streaming platform that enables users to interact in online group activities through voice, text and videos.

Baidu Funding History

Since Baidu was founded in 2000, it has participated in 4 rounds of funding. In total Baidu has raised $2.3B. Baidu's last funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $1.9B

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

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Apr 2018
$1.9B
Equity
Apr 2016
$155M
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IPO
Aug 2005
$109.1M

Series C
Jun 2004
$100M

Since Baidu was founded in 2000, it has participated in 4 rounds of funding. In total Baidu has raised $2.3B. Baidu's last funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $1.9B

Baidu Investments

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DESCRIPTION

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ECARX is an automotive intelligence company that provides digital cockpits and automated driving solutions for car manufacturers.
$194M
Oct 26, 2020
Series A
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WM Motor is an automotive company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets battery-operated vehicles.
$1.5B
Sep 21, 2020
Series D
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Zhangyue is an online reading platform that allows users to post and read novels and comic books.
$100M
Mar 17, 2020
Corporate Round
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Ripcord is an AI-based platform that offers record digitalization, management and data extraction solutions for financial and manufacturing sectors.
$45M
Feb 24, 2020
Series B
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Oschina is an online community platform that allows IT developers to discover, use and exchange open source technologies.
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Dec 13, 2019
Equity
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These are all the companies that Baidu has invested in. Baidu has invested 10 companies and its latest investment was YY Live in Nov 2020. YY is a live streaming platform that enables users to interact in online group activities through voice, text and videos.

Baidu News

June 1, 2021Electronic Payments International

Chinese carmaker Geely reveals details on Baidu-powered car

Chinese search engine company Baidu has joined forces with carmaker Geely in a bid to enter the autom... See more »
May 28, 2021South China Morning Post

JD Logistics has 20 per cent upside in Hong Kong debut as investors eye IPO turning point after Baidu and Bilibili fumble

Investors who succeeded in getting a slice of JD Logistics in its HK$24.6 billion (US$3.17 billion) g... See more »
May 27, 2021VentureBeat

Baidu debuts updated AI framework and R&D initiative

At its Wave Summit deep learning conference, Baidu announced updates to its PaddlePaddle machine lear... See more »
May 23, 2021ChinaPulse

Investors Finding Potential in Top Chinese Search Engine Baidu

Investors Finding Potential in Top Chinese Search Engine Baidu - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try... See more »
May 21, 2021One America News Network

China says ByteDance, Baidu, Microsoft improperly collected user data

May 21, 2021 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's internet watchdog said on Friday that companies including By... See more »

Baidu Press Releases

January 22, 2021centralcharts

Baidu to Hold Extraordinary General Meeting on March 1, 2021

Baidu to Hold Extraordinary General Meeting on March 1, 2021 PR Newswire BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2021 BEIJI... See more »
November 19, 2020centralcharts

Labaton Sucahrow Announces New Investigation of JOYY Inc. and Strongly Encourages Investors With Losses to Contact the Firm

Labaton Sucharow LLP, a nationally ranked and award winning investor rights law firm, announces it is... See more »
October 23, 2020GlobeNewswire

Baidu and WIMI's layout in Hologram AR Business

HONG KONG, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization... See more »
October 2, 2020NewsFile

ROSEN, GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Reminds Baidu, Inc. Investors of the Important Deadline in Securities Class Action First Filed by the Firm - BIDU

New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - October 2, 2020) - Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights la... See more »
July 9, 2020centralcharts

"New Infrastructure" Plan Will Facilitate the Arrival of an Intelligent Economy and Society, Says Robin Li at WAIC

"New Infrastructure" Plan Will Facilitate the Arrival of an Intelligent Economy and Society, Says Rob... See more »
June 22, 2020NewsFile

The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Baidu, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - June 22, 2020) - The Schall Law Firm, a national sharehold... See more »

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Baidu Headquarters

No. 10, Shangdi 10th Street,

Haidian, Beijing Municipality100085

86-10-5992-8888

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Baidu Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Baidu (NASDAQ, BIDU) is a web services firm that provides Chinese language Internet search service. It offers many services, such as a Chinese search engine for websites, audio files, and images. It offers 57 search and community services including Ba...

CEO

Baidu's Chairman & CEO, Robin Li, currently has an approval rating of 61%. Baidu's primary competitors are Sohu, Qihoo 360 & Google.

Website

baidu.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Baidu

  1. When was Baidu founded?

    Baidu was founded in 2000
  2. Who is Baidu's CEO?

    Baidu's CEO is Robin Li
  3. How much revenue does Baidu generate?

    Baidu generates $16.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Baidu have?

    Baidu has historically raised $2.3B in funding
  5. Where is Baidu's headquarters?

    Baidu's headquarters is in Haidian Beijing Municipality, CN
  1. How many employees does Baidu have?

    Baidu has 45,887 employees
  2. What sector does Baidu operate in?

    Baidu is in Internet Software, IT Services, Digital Marketing
  3. Who are Baidu's competitors?

    Baidu's top competitors are Sohu, Qihoo 360, Google
  4. Who has Baidu invested in?

    Baidu's has invested in companies such as Ecarx, WM Motor, Zhangyue