Zhihu, Chinese Quora-like question-and-answer-style knowledge base, secured $22 million of Series B funding led by SAIF. The company has received Series A financing from Qiming Ventures and angel investment from Innovation Works.

Like its U.S. predecessor, Zhihu, which means “Do you know?” in old Chinese, lets users to ask or answer any question and tries to find the best answers to these questions by leveraging a voting mechanism.

Launched in Dec. 2010, Zhihu started with a group of technical and relatively entrepreneurial minded users based on an invitation-only and authentication model. Zhihu is available for open registration since 2013 to attract larger user base and their topics have diversified substantially to cover popular topics like movies, culture, IT, education, etc.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.