Taomee (61.com), a leading social network for kids in China, will be going public in Nasdaq in a few days, said a banking source.  It plans to raise about US$100 million.

“The market cap is less than a billion,” said the banking source.

It was founded by former Tencent executive, Wang Haibing, in 2007.  Before he left Tencent, he was responsible for QQ pet, a virtual pet service for Tencent.  Taomee has 180 millions registered users and 30-50 millions active users. The Shanghai based company is reported profitable in January 2011.

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...