Face++, a face recognition technology provider, announced that it netted US$22 million of Series B funding at a valuation of over US$100 million from a consortium led by Qiming Ventures and Series A investor Innovation Works. The angel round was received from Legend Starthe angel arm of Legend Holdings, the parent company of Lenovo.

Formed in 2012 by three Tsinghua University alumni, Face++ is a cloud-based face recognition technology company which helps developers and companies to embed advanced face detection, analysis and recognition, and large-scale search techs in their apps and websites. It provides face-related API and offline software development kits as well as customized cloud services to both developers and enterprises.

The Beijing-based startup plans to accelerate the commercial application of its face recognition technology with the new funding, mainly from two perspectives.

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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.