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Zhihu (知乎) is a company that develops an online content community platform. It enables users to obtain information through questions that provoke opinions and views from answerers. The company also offers technology, business support, and consulting services as well as marketing and Internet solutions.

TypePublic
Founded2011
HQBeijing, CN
Websitezhihu.com
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)1,651
Revenue (FY, 2020)¥1.4 B(+102%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$9.7(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Zhihu

Yuan Zhou

Yuan Zhou

Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Dahai Li

Dahai Li

Director and Chief Technology Officer
Wei Sun

Wei Sun

Director and Chief Financial Officer
Zhaohui Li

Zhaohui Li

Director
Jiatong Peng

Jiatong Peng

Director
Hope Ni

Hope Ni

Independent Director
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Zhihu Office Locations

Zhihu has an office in Beijing
Beijing, CN (HQ)
Linye Daxue N Rd, Haidian Qu
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Zhihu Financials and Metrics

Zhihu Revenue

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Zhihu's revenue was reported to be ¥1.35 b in FY, 2020 which is a 101.7% increase from the previous period.
CNY

Revenue (FY, 2020)

1.4b

Revenue growth (FY, 2019 - FY, 2020), %

101.7%

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

757.8m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

56%

Net income (FY, 2020)

(517.5m)

EBIT (FY, 2020)

(602.9m)

Market capitalization (14-Sept-2021)

5.5b

Closing stock price (14-Sept-2021)

9.7

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

957.8m

EV

4.5b
Zhihu's current market capitalization is $5.5 b.
Annual
CNYFY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

670.5m1.4b

Revenue growth, %

102%

Cost of goods sold

358.2m594.4m

Gross profit

312.3m757.8m
Quarterly
CNYQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

118.0m154.6m173.9m188.2m261.4m382.8m

Cost of goods sold

83.1m84.2m90.3m109.9m135.0m162.8m

Gross profit

34.9m70.4m83.6m78.3m126.4m220.1m

Gross profit Margin, %

30%46%48%42%48%57%
CNYFY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

900.4m957.8m

Accounts Receivable

245.9m486.0m

Prepaid Expenses

106.5m123.5m

Current Assets

3.9b3.7b
CNYFY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(1.0b)(517.5m)

Depreciation and Amortization

20.2m19.6m

Accounts Payable

38.6m214.8m

Cash From Operating Activities

(715.5m)(244.4m)
CNYQ1, 2019

Revenue/Employee

285.3k
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Zhihu Operating Metrics

Zhihu's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 68.5 m in FY, 2020.
FY, 2019Q4, 2020FY, 2020

Monthly Active Users

48 m76 m68.5 m

Patents Pending

50

Trademarks

773

Trademarks Pending

80
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Zhihu Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Beijing Zhihu Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Zhizhe Tianxia Technology Co., Ltd.
Zhihu Technology (HK) Limited
Zhizhe Sihai (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhihu Revenue Breakdown

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Zhihu revenue breakdown by business segment: 62.4% from Advertising service, 23.7% from Paid membership service, 10.0% from Content-commerce solutions and 3.9% from Other

Zhihu Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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Zhihu Online and Social Media Presence

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Zhihu News and Updates

Zhihu Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhihu Inc. ("Zhihu" or the "Company") (NYSE: ZH), the operator of Zhihu, a leading online content community in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. Second Quarter 2021 Highlights Average...

Moviebook Establishes Strategic Cooperation with Haier Zhihu to Accelerate Integration Between Digital Economy and Real Economy

BEIJING, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Moviebook, a leading AI-powered intelligent video production infrastructure and service provider, has recently reached strategic cooperation with HaierZhihu to jointly develop a smart home ecosystem based on Moviebook's Automatic Digital Twin (ADT)...

Zhihu Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results on August 16, 2021

BEIJING, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhihu Inc. ("Zhihu" or the "Company") (NYSE: ZH), the operator of Zhihu, a leading online content community in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, before the open of...

Zhihu Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhihu Inc. ("Zhihu" or the "Company") (NYSE: ZH), the operator of Zhihu, a leading online content community in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. First Quarter 2021 Highlights Average...

Zhihu Inc. to Report First Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results on May 17, 2021

BEIJING, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhihu Inc. ("Zhihu" or the "Company") (NYSE: ZH), a leading operator of an iconic online content community, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 before the open of U.S. market...

Qiming's Portfolio Company Zhihu Lists on New York Stock Exchange

SHANGHAI, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Qiming Venture Partners' portfolio company Zhihu (NYSE: ZH) on March 26th EST listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The issue price is US$9.5/ADS. The stock closed at US$8.5/ADS on the first trading day, with a market cap of about US$4.75billion....
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Zhihu Blogs

如何看待Google将关闭STADIA games and entertainment工作室?

2018 年见证了 Project Stream 刺客信条奥德赛云游戏,2019 年 GDC 现场看着 Jade Raymond 登台介绍 Stadia,现在还真有一种眼见他楼塌了的感觉。Stadia 项目启动以来,除了云游戏平台以外,还有自研工作室。自研对 Stadia 非常重要,一来搞平台独占,二来是只有自研能够做出来所谓的原生云游戏,脱离已有平台和硬件桎梏,看能不能用云的特性搞新的玩法和体验,属于比较前沿的探索。于是 Google 找来了 Jade Raymond 带领蒙特利尔工作室(几代刺客信条制作人,也在 EA 担任工作室负责人),和 Shannon Studstill (索尼圣莫妮…

就CVPR2020的来看,目前人工智能的研究热点有哪些进展?未来的研究趋势会有什么变化?

公司组织知乎圆桌收录的MM来催了,来写个马后炮式的回答。今天凌晨刚公布了今年CVPR2020的得奖论文,三篇如下:有什么共同点么?嗯,除了都是好paper之外。。。如果没看出来,继续看论文截图。很有意思的是,这三篇都是computer vision和computer graphics的结合。经典的high-level vision tasks是从图片中识别这里面有些什么category,有什么property和interaction。而经典的graphics是给定物体模型属性,render出一张尽可能真实的图片。基本上可以说是一对互逆的过程,如何把二者结合起来,中间会有很多有趣的科研问题。从2…

Unity实现地图扫描效果

简介游戏中许多地方会需要用到扫描效果,比如无人深空中的扫描,手雷扔出去前的预判范围,死亡搁浅等等,笔者在扫描的基础上作了一定个人发挥,使扫描支持自定义贴图,最终效果如下:unity 地图扫描效果 scan shaderhttps://www.zhihu.com/video/1248720342061064192同时再附上相关游戏的图示:无人深空死亡搁浅全境封锁基础概念诚然,我们可以非常直接的使用单独物体并附上相关shader,在vertex阶段计算顶点位置,在frag阶段计算距离中心点位置的距离并显示相对应的颜色即可。但往往扫描这件事情是对整个地图进行的,中间扫描到的物体不能完全保证就是使用扫…

作为汽车从业者,你所做的工作在汽车行业或汽车制造中起到怎样的作用?

我是一名感知质量工程师,用业内专业术语来讲就是做PQ的,这里的PQ是Perceived Quality或者Perceptual Quality的缩写,意思为静态感知质量。这份工作属于汽车行业中较为新兴的一个工种,怎么理解这份工作呢?举个例子,在如今这个快节奏、高压的生活状态下,每个人的身体或多或少都有些“小毛病”,这些“小毛病”往往会让人觉得不舒适,但这些毛病往往又不会影响正常的生活,为了改善人的精、气、神,我们就需要看一下中医调理一下自身的状态。而感知质量工程师就相当于这里提到的这个中医,通过望、闻、问、切去诊断整车的精、气、神,并且对症下药及时调理。— 感知质量的产生背景及定…

蔚来汽车与 Mobileye 达成战略合作,打造 L4 级别自动驾驶车型,你怎么看?

无人车工程师不请自来。作为国内最早一批与Mobileye接触的工程师,我来回答一下这题。先说结论,我认为蔚来和Mobileye合作造L4级别自动驾驶汽车,大概率是能成的。不过这个“大概率”是取决于Mobileye,而不是蔚来。为什么这么说呢?我们先来看看Mobileye官方发布的战略合作PR原稿:Under the planned collaboration, Mobileye will provide NIO with the design of the self-driving system building on the Mobileye AV Series, a L4 AV kit c…

如何看待 David Liu 在 Nature 发表无需 DNA 模板的基因编辑新工具,有怎样的突破?

近日David Liu实验室再基因编辑上又有了新的成功,让我们来看看大牛的工作及左二伟(中国农科院农业基因组研究所)、周昌阳、杨辉(中科院神经所)三位科学家对这一成功的评价。人类的致病遗传变异既有点突变又有碱基插入缺失突变【1】。2016年,哈佛大学David Liu实验室开发出新型单碱基编辑器CBE(Cytosine base editors),实现了C·G--T·A碱基对的自由转换【2】,2017年底他们又构建出ABE(Adenine Base Editor),可实现A·T--G·C碱基对的转换,这对众多点突变遗传病的治疗有重要意义,因而在基因治疗领域的应用前景相当广阔【3】(详见:突破丨…
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Zhihu Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Zhihu founded?

    Zhihu was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Zhihu key executives?

    Zhihu's key executives are Yuan Zhou, Dahai Li and Wei Sun.

  • How many employees does Zhihu have?

    Zhihu has 1,651 employees.

  • What is Zhihu revenue?

    Latest Zhihu annual revenue is ¥1.4 b.

  • What is Zhihu revenue per employee?

    Latest Zhihu revenue per employee is ¥819 k.

  • Who are Zhihu competitors?

    Competitors of Zhihu include Capacity, Bloomfire and Quora.

  • Where is Zhihu headquarters?

    Zhihu headquarters is located at Linye Daxue N Rd, Haidian Qu, Beijing.

  • Where are Zhihu offices?

    Zhihu has an office in Beijing.

  • How many offices does Zhihu have?

    Zhihu has 1 office.