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NetEase develops and operates mobile games, advertising and email services for gaming and e-commerce industries. Read more

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Tencent is NetEase's top competitor. Tencent is a Public company that was founded in Nanshan, Guangdong Province in 1998. Tencent operates in the IT Services industry. Tencent has 64,673 more employees vs. NetEase.

Sina has been one of NetEase's top competitors. Sina is headquartered in Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, and was founded in 1993. Sina is in the Publishing industry. Sina generates 23% the revenue of NetEase.

Sohu is perceived as one of NetEase's biggest rivals. Sohu was founded in 1998 in Haidian District, Beijing Municipality. Sohu competes in the Data Processing Services field. Sohu generates $7.8B less revenue than NetEase.


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NetEase Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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Annual Revenue


NetEase's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 13.4B. Over the last three quarters, NetEase's revenue has grown by 62%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $4.2B; in Q3 2020, it was $2.1B; in Q2 2020, it was $2.6B.

NetEase Acquisitions

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NetEase Funding History

Since NetEase was founded in 1997, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total NetEase has raised $108.0M. NetEase's funding round was on Apr 2017 for a total of $108.0M





Series A
Apr 2017

Shanghai Media Group

Since NetEase was founded in 1997, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total NetEase has raised $108.0M. NetEase's funding round was on Apr 2017 for a total of $108.0M

NetEase Investments







Genies is a California-based digital avatar company that develops consumer applications to create personalized avatars for social media.
May 02, 2021
Series B
IMVU is an avatar-based social networking application that allows users to create 3D avatars and chat with friends.
Jan 24, 2021
Aiva designs and develops Artificial Intelligence-based music composition and production solutions for films, video games and commercials.
Jun 14, 2020
Corporate Round
HaptX is a hardware technology firm that designs and develops haptic-based virtual reality gloves for the healthcare and entertainment industries.
Dec 18, 2019
Series A
Bossa Studios designs, develops and publishes comedic and surgical simulator games.
Nov 25, 2019
Series B

NetEase News

April 30, 2021MarketScreener

Proxy Statement

( NetEase, Inc. NetEase Building, No. 599 Wangshang Road Binjiang District, Hangzh... See more »
April 30, 2021MarketScreener

AGM Shareholder Instructions

( Instructions for Attending the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Ne... See more »
April 28, 2021Markets Insider

NetEase, Inc. Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F for Fiscal Year 2020

BEIJING, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999) today announced t... See more »
April 27, 2021Markets Insider

NetEase to Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on May 18

BEIJING, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, 'NetEase' or the ... See more »
April 23, 2021Markets Insider

NetEase Cloud Music Hosts Third Indie Music Artists Ceremony, Pledges Continued Support for Independent Music

HANGZHOU, China, April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase Cloud Music, a leading interactive music stre... See more »
March 29, 2021Complete Music Update

NetEase agrees new licensing deal with Merlin

Chinese streaming platform NetEase Cloud Music has extended and expanded its partnership with global ... See more »

NetEase Press Releases

October 21, 2020PR Newswire Asia

NetEase Yanxuan Commences Sales of Kweichow Moutai, China's Most Prestigious Liquor Brand

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES; HKEX: 9999), one of China... See more »
September 1, 2020PRWIRE

ESL and NetEase Team Up in New Partnership Focused on Mobile Esports

Sydney, Australia, 1 September 2020 - Today, ESL Australia and NetEase announced a partnership that w... See more »
August 12, 2020PR Newswire

NetEase Cloud Music Named No.1 Platform in China for Japanese Music

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase Cloud Music, a leading interactive music strea... See more »
July 2, 2020Gamasutra

Identity V Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with New Characters, Events, and New Costumes

Second birthday party, gotta wear a new costume.... See more »
January 22, 2020PR Newswire Asia

NetEase Selected for 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Compan... See more »
January 20, 2020StreetInsider

Fantasy Westward Journey Presents the Beauty of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage in Italy

FLORENCE, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Traditional Chinese culture was front-and-center at the Chinese-It... See more »
November 5, 2019PR Newswire

NetEase to Report Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results on November 20

BEIJING, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Company"), one ... See more »

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Wangshang Road NetEase Building, No. 599

Binjiang District, Beijing Municipality310052


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NetEase Summary



NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) provides web applications, community, communications, and commerce products, solutions, and services. NetEase, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, servi...


NetEase's Founder & CEO, William Lei Ding, currently has an approval rating of 74%. NetEase's primary competitors are Tencent, Sina & Sohu.


Frequently Asked Questions about NetEase

  1. When was NetEase founded?

    NetEase was founded in 1997
  2. Who is NetEase's CEO?

    NetEase's CEO is William Lei Ding
  3. How much revenue does NetEase generate?

    NetEase generates $8.6B in revenue
  4. How much funding does NetEase have?

    NetEase has historically raised $108M in funding
  5. Where is NetEase's headquarters?

    NetEase's headquarters is in Binjiang District Beijing Municipality, CN
  1. How many employees does NetEase have?

    NetEase has 12,919 employees
  2. What sector does NetEase operate in?

    NetEase is in IT Services
  3. Who are NetEase's competitors?

    NetEase's top competitors are Tencent, Sina, Sohu
  4. Who has NetEase invested in?

    NetEase's has invested in companies such as Genies, IMVU, Aiva