Guokr, a popular Chinese mobile and web-based science and technology education community, announced that it has received US$20 million of Series C funding. Of the total investment, US$15 million was secured from TAL Education Group (NYSE: XRS), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, the rest coming from existing investors including IDG.

The company had previously received a combined US$4 million funding from Trustbridge Partners in angel and A round. Series B funding was raised from IDG in 2013.

Born out of NGO Squirrel Group in 2010, Guokr is a Chinese social networking service provider that fosters the learning and sharing scientific knowledge. Topics on Guokr range across fields such as biology, psychology, sociology, physics, astronomy, and many more. The company claims more than 25 million users to date from its website, Guokr.com, and affiliated mobile apps.

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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.