What is Tencent? - Chinese Tech Holding Company


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1. What is Tencent?

Tencent is a very known brand and a Chinese tech holding company. Tencent is home to China's largest tech brands including WeChat, QQ, WeBank and etc...

2. History

Tencent is founded by Ma Huateng, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Chenye, Chen Yidan and Zeng Liquing in 11th November 1998. Initially Tencent was incorporated in Cayman Islands and initially funded by the venture capitalists.

Tencent's very first product was QQ which earlier in the launched named as OICQ. With the lawsuite for the brand came from AOL, Tencent changed the product's name to QQ. Tencent is currently traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the code of 700 and Tencent released many products focusing the revamping the user experience and the user journey in many ways.