Bullet Messenger (子弹短信), the app that is shaking up WeChat’s dominance in China, announced on its social media channel today that the app reached 4 million active users in just 9 days since its launch.

The app created by Smartisan-backed startup Kuairu (快如) went online on midnight of August 20th and by the morning of August 30th, Bullet Messaging was already installed on 4 million phones.

“Thirty-six colleagues, with an average age of 27, went online for seven days, attracted 54 investment institutions and RMB 150 million of financing in three days,” Bullet Messenger wrote in a post on Chinese Twitter-like platform Weibo.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.