Shenzhen-based AI and humanoid robotic company Ubtech has secured $820 million in Series C funding round, our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting (in Chinese), setting a new financing record for the largest investment raised in a single round by an AI company. The new investment brings Ubtech’s valuation to approximately $5 billion.

The new funding was led by Tencent, with participation from a long list of investors including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Haier, Telstra, China Minsheng Bank, Juran Zhijia, CreditEase, and Green Pine Capital, with additional investment from CDH Investments who led Ubtech’s 100 million series B funding in 2016.

Ubtech founder and CEO Zhou Jian said the new round of funding has brought in invaluable investors and the investment will be dedicated to facilitating Ubtech’s future commercialization plans. Zhou said the investment will be used in three main areas including R&D, market expansion/branding, and recruitment.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.