China Deal Monitor: Edtech platform Dingdong Ketang bags $10m and more

Dingdong Ketang, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven online English language learning platform, has garnered $10 million in a Series B round of financing led by Cathay Innovation, Cathay Capital’s sub-fund to support digital entrepreneurs, according to a company statement. 

Existing investors K2VC, CCV and Xiang He Capital also participated in the current round. Private equity firm Hunger Capital acted as a financial advisor to the deal. 

The deal comes at a time when online education is witnessing increased demand and traction from users amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Founded in 2014, the Shenzhen-headquartered Dingdong offers intelligent English learning products for children in the 5-10 age group.

Prior to this financing, Dingdong had completed three rounds of funding from K2VC, CCV and Xiang He Capital in 2018 and 2019. 

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DealStreetAsia has also put together a table listing out all prominent venture capital transactions in the Greater China region on February 27, 2020. 

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