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Snapchat

OVERVIEW

Date Founded
2010
Headquarters
63 Market Street, Venice, Ca, 90291, USA
Type of Company
Public
Employees (Worldwide)
600
Industries
Computer Software

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IT Consulting & Services

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Consumer Services

Internet Software & Services
Company Description
Snap, Inc. engages in the operation of its camera platform. It is also involved in the provision of advertising by helping its partners generate a return on their investment by creating engaging advertising products. Its products include Snapchat, Publisher Tools, and Spectacles. The company was founded by Frank Reginald Brown IV, Evan Thomas Spiegel, and Robert C. Murphy in July 2011 and is headquartered in Venice, CA.
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Executives & Employees See more


Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Vice President-Engineering

Senior Account Executive

Investor

Country General Manager, France

Global Advertising Agency Partner
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Board of Directors


Professional at Snapchat

Chief Executive Officer at Procter & Gambel Interamericas, Inc.

Co-Founder at Snapchat

Co-Founder at Snapchat

First Investor in Riot Games at Discord, Inc.

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Strategic Advisor at Trident Capital Cybersecurity Management LLC

Chief Executive Officer at McAfee LLC

Chief Content Officer at Hearst Magazines Corp.

General Partner at Meritech Capital Partners
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Paths to Snapchat

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Owners & Shareholders

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Coatue Management manages client accounts in accordance with a long/short investment strategy. The firm invests primarily in US and non-US publicly traded equity securities and equity-related securities, such as equity swaps and options. Coatue Management also invests in US and non-US private companies for certain clients. The firm concentrates largely on certain sectors, including the global technology, media, telecommunications and consumer sectors, and may also focus on companies in the mobile internet, cloud computing, user-generated content and Chinese internet sectors. Coatue Management’s investment approach is based on fundamental research. They invest long and also engage in short selling for certain strategies.
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TCM-HK is a long-term, equity-focused manager which aims to generate superior compound annual returns over time by selecting securities based on extensive, fundamental, bottom-up research and analysis.The firm primarily focuses on Asian themes and invests globally in the consumer, financials, technology, media, telecommunications and industrial sectors.
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Sands Capital Management (SCM) adheres to the fundamental investment philosophy that, over time, stock prices reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying businesses. The firm seeks to invest in businesses with innovation-driven and sustainable growth. Their investment strategies are based on deep, proprietary, business-focused global research; concentration; and a long–term investment horizon.Sands' Select Growth strategy provides clients with exposure to their best 25-30 growth opportunities in the US through a concentrated portfolio. Portfolio investments are typically US domiciled large-cap, dominant leaders in their respective business spaces and usually operate on a global basis. The portfolio also invests in mid-cap companies. While primarily constructed of US companies, the portfolio invests in foreign securities that trade on a US exchange.The firm's Global Growth strategy is a concentrated portfolio that typically includes 30-50 issuers that are domiciled around the world. Portfolio investments are typically the large, dominant leaders in their respective business spaces. The portfolio also invests in mid-cap companies. The portfolio may invest a significant percentage of its assets in US companies, ADRs, and foreign securities traded on foreign exchanges, and includes, when needed, the use of market access products to gain exposure to certain foreign markets where direct investment is not practical or cost efficient.Sands' Emerging Markets Growth strategy is a concentrated portfolio that typically includes 30-50 issuers that are domiciled, listed, or that derive over half their revenues or profits from countries classified as MSCI Emerging and Frontier Market countries. Investments include small-, mid-, or large-cap companies that are dominant leaders in their respective business spaces. The portfolio also invests in developed market businesses that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from emerging markets. The portfolio may invest in ADRs, foreign securities traded on foreign exchanges, and includes, when needed, the use of market access products to gain exposure to certain foreign markets where direct investment is not practical or cost efficient.The firm's Technology Innovators strategy is a concentrated portfolio of leading growth businesses across the technology sector, typically including 20-35 issuers. It is an all-cap portfolio that may invest a significant percentage of its assets in foreign securities, whether traded on a US or foreign exchange.Sands' Focus 15 portfolio is a concentrated, all-cap portfolio that typically includes 10-15 issuers. Portfolio companies are selected from Sands' other equity strategies. The portfolio invests a significant percentage of its assets in US companies, ADRs, and foreign securities traded onforeign exchanges.
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Lone Pine Capital (LPC) manages the Lone Pine Capital Funds which include: the Cypress Funds, the Kauri Funds. the Cascade Funds. the Tamarack Funds. and the Lone Juniper Fund.^ The Cypress Funds primarily invest in long and short positions in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers based on bottom-up, fundamental analysis. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives), and invest in the fixed income markets. The Funds may invest up to 5% of total assets in private placement securities. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals/redemptions. ^The Kauri and Tamarack Funds employ a similar investment strategy as the Cypress Funds. However, the Kauri Funds and the Tamarack Funds invest primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million and $50 million, respectively, or more at the time of investment. Neither the Kauri Funds nor the Tamarack Funds invest in private placement securities. ^The Cascade Funds primarily invest in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million or greater at the time of investment. While LPC intends for the Funds pursue a long-only strategy, they may, on occasion, hedge all or a portion of a long investment. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals or redemptions. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives). ^The Juniper Fund is a fund-of-funds, the assets of which are primarily invested in private investment partnerships (including private investment partnerships advised by LPC) that are managed by portfolio managers that generally employ long-short equity strategies driven by fundamental, bottom-up research.
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HCM-Hong Kong is an active, long-term, research-based manager which makes public and private equity investments across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the consumer, media, industrial and commodity-related sectors.The firm makes concentrated investments through a research-based, bottom-up strategy, seeking to invest in businesses run by capable management teams with superior business models.HCM-Hong Kong focuses on developing deep fundamental understanding of businesses and industries through rigorous data collection and analysis. They combine local expertise based on grassroots research and their local network to generate proprietary views for their investments.
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Insider Transactions

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Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer
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Recent Transactions

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Snapchat purchases Zenly SAS from Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, IDInvest Partners SA, Kima Ventures SAS
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Snapchat purchases Placed, Inc. from Madrona Venture Group LLC, Two Sigma Ventures LLC
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Snapchat purchases CTRL Me Robotics LLC
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Snapchat issued Class A Non-voting Common Stock
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Snapchat purchases Flite, Inc. from Hummer Winblad Operating Co. LLC, General Catalyst LLC, Sequoia Capital, Iris Capital Management SAS, Northgate Capital LP, Grasshopper Escapement LLC
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Transaction Advisors

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Advised on Snapchat issued Class A Non-voting Common Stock
Legal Advisor
Advised on Snapchat issued Class A Non-voting Common Stock
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Advised on Snapchat issued Class A Non-voting Common Stock
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Advised on Snapchat issued Class A Non-voting Common Stock
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Advisors & Consultants

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2000 - Current

Partner at Cooley LLP
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Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
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Partner at Daversa Partners
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Chief Executive Officer at Daversa Partners
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Founding Partner at Daversa Partners
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Clients

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   New York, New York
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.
   San Jose, CA
Adobe Systems, Inc. engages in the provision of digital marketing and digital media solutions. It operates through the following segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. The Digital Media segment offers creative cloud services, which allow members to download and install the latest versions of products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe InDesign, as well as utilize other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat. The Digital Marketing segment offers solutions, including analytics, social marketing, targeting, media optimization, digital experience management, and cross-channel campaign management, as well as premium video delivery and monetization. The Print and Publishing segment offers legacy products and services for eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, web application development, and high-end printing. The company was founded by Charles M. Geschke and John E. Warnock in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
   London, GL
Daily Mail & General Trust Plc engages in the management of multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies. It produces information for the insurance, property, energy education, and finance sectors. It also provides news and entertainment services. It operates through the following segments: RMS, dmg information, dmg events, Euromoney, and dmg media. The RMS segment provides risk models, software application, and analytical data services used by the global risk and insurance industry to quantify and manage catastrophic risk. The dmg Information segment offers business-to-business (B2B) information and analysis for the property, education, and energy sectors. The dmg Events segment consists of international B2B exhibitions and conferences organizer, focusing on the energy, construction, interiors, and hotel and hospitality sectors. The Euromoney segment focuses on global asset management, capital markets, and commodities sectors. The dmg Media segment acts as an international publisher with a print and digital portfolio. The company was founded by Alfred Charles William Harmsworth and Harold Harmsworth in 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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Key Stats and Financials as of 2016

Market Capitalization
$14.9B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.44
Revenue
$404M
Net Profit
$-515M
EBITDA
$-491M
EBITDAMargin
-121.46%
Total Debt
$15.1M
Total Equity
$1.52B
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Investors

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Glade Brook Capital Partners seeks to seek to generate superior and sustainable risk-adjusted returns by investing globally primarily in publicly-traded equity and equity-linked securities. They execute this strategy through a deep fundamental research approach by buying or shorting securities that they believes deviate materially from their intrinsic value.Glade Brook invests primarily in US and non-US publicly traded equity securities and equity-related securities. On behalf of certain investors, the firm also invests in US and and non-US private equity. Glade Brook concentrates largely on certain sectors, including the global technology, media, telecommunications and consumer sectors. Glade Brook's strategies primarily rely on bottom-up fundamental research and analysis of individual companies and sectors, and are enhanced by a top down overlay, as well as technical and quantitative analysis. Their research process focuses on innovation, secular forces, transformation and management quality. Glade Brook invests when they determine that a company's value differs materially from the market, and they see potential for the market to converge with their view.
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Lone Pine Capital (LPC) manages the Lone Pine Capital Funds which include: the Cypress Funds, the Kauri Funds. the Cascade Funds. the Tamarack Funds. and the Lone Juniper Fund.^ The Cypress Funds primarily invest in long and short positions in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers based on bottom-up, fundamental analysis. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives), and invest in the fixed income markets. The Funds may invest up to 5% of total assets in private placement securities. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals/redemptions. ^The Kauri and Tamarack Funds employ a similar investment strategy as the Cypress Funds. However, the Kauri Funds and the Tamarack Funds invest primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million and $50 million, respectively, or more at the time of investment. Neither the Kauri Funds nor the Tamarack Funds invest in private placement securities. ^The Cascade Funds primarily invest in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million or greater at the time of investment. While LPC intends for the Funds pursue a long-only strategy, they may, on occasion, hedge all or a portion of a long investment. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals or redemptions. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives). ^The Juniper Fund is a fund-of-funds, the assets of which are primarily invested in private investment partnerships (including private investment partnerships advised by LPC) that are managed by portfolio managers that generally employ long-short equity strategies driven by fundamental, bottom-up research.
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New Enterprise Associates (NEA) focuses on investments in the technology and healthcare sectors. The firm's investment strategy spans all stages of a company's growth, from seeding innovations in emerging markets to funding early-stage companies in high-growth markets to fueling the growth of market leaders. NEA actively invests in emerging markets, with emphasis on India and China.NEA's investments in the healthcare sector focus on companies that address unmet or underserved clinical needs and that combine improved clinical outcomes with lower costs to the market. The firm targets three areas including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare services. The firm has a history of partnering with companies that have pioneered transformative innovations in healthcare, such as balloon angioplasty and laparoscopic surgeryWithin the technology sector, NEA focuses on investments in the electronics, consumer technology, enterprise mobility, virtualization, tech-enabled services, SaaS and cloud computing industries.
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Coatue Management invests in technology companies located in the US. They provide financing for the growth capital requirements.
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Suppliers

   Internet Software & Services    Redwood City, CA
Oracle Corp. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of information technology. It operates through the following segments: Cloud and On-Premise Software, Hardware, and Services. The Cloud and On-Premise Software segment markets, sells, and delivers applications, platform, and infrastructure technologies. The Hardware segment comprises of hardware products and hardware-related software products including Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services including hardware support. The Services segment comprises of consulting services, advanced support services, and education services. The company was founded on June 16, 1977 by Lawrence Joseph Ellison, Robert Nimrod Miner and Edward A. Oates and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
   Internet Software & Services    Wilmington, DE
Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
   Entertainment    Saint Helier, JE
WPP Plc engages in the provision of communications services. It operates through the following business segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations and Public Affairs; and Branding and Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications. The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment provides advertising; above and below-the-line media planning and buying; and specialist sponsorship and branded entertainment services. The Data Investment Management segment includes TNS, Millward Brown, The Futures Company, and other specialists in brand, consumer, media, and marketplace insight. The Public Relations and Public Affairs segment comprises of corporate, consumer, financial, and brand-building services from public relations and lobbying firms such as Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, H+K Strategies, Ogilvy Public Relations, and Finsbury. The Branding and Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications segment covers WPP Digital; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
   IT Consulting & Services    New York, NY
Nielsen Holdings Plc provides global marketing data collection and analytics services. The company operates through two segments: Watch and Buy. The Watch segment provides services to media and advertising clients and audience measurement services through television, radio, online and mobile. The Buy segment provides consumer packaged goods to manufacturers and retailers. The company was founded on August 31, 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
   Entertainment    Boston, Massachusetts
Brightcove Inc. engages in providing video cloud services. It enables customers to publish and distribute video to Internet-connected devices. Its products comprises of Brightcove Video Cloud, Brightcove Zencoder, Brightcove Once, Brightcove Perform, Brightcove Video Marketing Suite, Brightcove Lift, Brightcove OTT Flow, and Brightcove Enterprise Video Suite. The company founded by Jeremy J. Allaire and Robert Mason on August 24, 2004 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
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Competitors

   Internet Software & Services    MENLO PARK , CA
Facebook, Inc. engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.
   Internet Software & Services    Dover, DE
Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
   Computer Software    Mountain View, California
Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play as well as hardware products, such as Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access or Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
   Computer Hardware    CUPERTINO, CA
Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of mobile communication, media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes both North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries not included in the reportable operating segments of the company. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.
   Wireless Telecommunications    George Town, GT
Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen
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