Yuki He

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Yuki He
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OccupationFounder and CEO of Live.me, Senior Vice President at Cheetah Mobile

Yuki He (Chinese: 何雁丹) is a Chinese business executive and entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of Live.me, a popular live streaming platform, and Senior Vice President of Cheetah Mobile.[1]

Live.me is available in more than 85 countries and regions and supports nine languages including English, Japanese, Indonesian, Hindi, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Traditional Chinese.[1] One year after its launch in 2016, Live.me had amassed 20 million users and within 18 months, the live broadcasting app had processed more than $6 million in payments to its influencers.[2] Live.me currently has 50 million users.[3] Since August 2016, Live.me has been recognized as one of Google Play’s and Apple’s top grossing social apps.[1]

IN 2018, Live.me was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Video.[4]

Education[change | change source]

She graduated from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China with a Bachelor's degree in electronic science and technology.[5]

Career[change | change source]

He served as product director at Tencent and Kingsoft before joining Cheetah Mobile in 2010. During her years at Tencent, He had a dominant role in designing many products related to social media, e-commerce and online games.[5]

While at Cheetah Mobile He has been in charge of several of the company’s flagship products, including Kingsoft Anti-Virus, Battery Doctor, and Clean Master.[5] In 2016, He led the launch of the Cheetah Mobile-owned Live.me, a live streaming platform. The platform raised $60 million USD in Series A funding in May 2017. Investors included Matrix Partners China, Evolution Media China, Gobi Partners, IDG Capital, Welight Capital, and Cheetah Mobile.[6] A second round followed in November 2017 with funding provided by Bytedance, which acquired Music.ly around the same time.[7]

In October 2017 He told The Guardian that Live.me broadcasters were earning $20,000 a week or more from virtual gifts and that many people were quitting their jobs to broadcast full time.[8]

Under He’s leadership Live.me launched Cheez, a video sharing app similar to Vine, in late 2017. Users can create videos up to 17 seconds long and add Snapchat-like effects and stickers.[9]

Personal life[change | change source]

She is a mother with a young son.

In March 2018, The Next Web interviewed She for a series of profiles highlighting innovative companies led or founded by women in honor of International Women’s Day. In the interview She discussed her transition from employee to entrepreneur and the struggles of balancing motherhood and business.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.sohu.com/a/204854012_464095 "Live.me: First to occupy the commanding heights of the United States and then to cover the whole world"], Sohu, China, 17 November 2017. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  2. https://www.fastcompany.com/company/liveme , Fast Company, Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://thenextweb.com/tech/2018/03/08/live-mes-yuki-juggling-entrepreneurship-motherhood/ "Live.me’s Yuki He on juggling entrepreneurship and motherhood"], The Next Web, 8 March 2018. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  4. [https://www.fastcompany.com/company/liveme , Fast Company, Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Management Bios".
  6. https://www.tubefilter.com/2017/05/01/live-me-funding-60-million/ "Live.me Snags A $60 Million Funding Round To Expand Mobile Live Streaming Platform"], TubeFilter, 1 May 2017. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  7. https://www.tubefilter.com/2017/05/01/live-me-funding-60-million/ "Live.me Snags $50 Million In Funding From Same Chinese Web Giant That Bought Musical.ly"], TubeFilter, 15 November 2017. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/oct/07/millennials-making-a-living-from-livestreaming/ "Cheez wants to fill the Vine-shaped hole in your life — will it succeed?"], The Next Web, 7 October 2017. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.
  9. https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/10/27/cheez-wants-to-fill-the-vine-shaped-hole-in-your-life-will-it-succeed/ "Meet the millennials who are making a living from livestreaming"], The Guardian, 27 October 2017. Retrieved on 25 May 2005.