SHANGHAI, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Silicon Alley Insider ("SAI") announced its third annual "Digital 100 - the World's Most Valuable Startups"* global list in the past week. Out of the 100 private companies, Tudou (China's leading online video website http://www.tudou.com ) ranks no. 15 and tops the U.S. based premium content video website Hulu.com by two positions. Focused on serving the world's biggest 420 million internet audience in China, Tudou is well recognized internationally for its growth momentum and strategic potential.
In the Digital 100 list focusing on unlisted startups, the 2010 winner is Facebook with a 25 billion valuation per SAI. Online social game company Zynga records no. 2, followed by Wikipedia, Skype, Craiglist and Twitter. Geographically speaking, three major Internet companies from China hit the list: Taobao the mega online auction platform ranks no. 12; the most popular online video website Tudou ranks no. 15, and the other video site Youku no. 27.
Chinese companies are obviously competing and winning in the global video competition. In the global online video category dimension, companies listed by sequence are Tudou leading at no. 15, followed by US-based premium professional video destination Hulu at no. 17, Youku no. 27, and the UK-based LoveFilm at no. 38. In last year's SAI 2009 list, Tudou ranked no. 47 and quickly rose up to no. 15 within a year. Estimated valuation of Tudou also tripled after a year per SAI's methodology that combines companies' private Implied valuations, financial performance, market share and market size, as well as growth rate.**
Top 20 from 2010 "The Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Startups" 1. Facebook 2. Zynga 3. Wikipedia 4. Skype 5. Craigslist 6. Twitter 7. Vente-Privee 8. Yandex 9. Betfair 10. LinkedIn 11. Groupon 12. Taobao 13. Mozilla Corp 14. HomeAway 15. Tudou 16. GoDaddy 17. Hulu 18. AdKnowledge 19. The Ladders 20. eHarmony Related links: * SAI 2010 Digital 100 http://www.businessinsider.com/digital-100 ** SAI valuation methodology http://www.businessinsider.com/sai-25-valuation-methodology
Tudou.com is the leading online video platform in China, where users can upload, view and share video clips. Tudou went live on April 15, 2005 and has grown into one of the world's largest content delivery networks hosting more than 40 million videos, including amateur video-blogging and user-generated videos, professional content such as movie clips, TV series and music videos from our content partners, as well as made-for-Internet original programming produced by Tudou. Tudou has established extensive business relationships with over 2500 well-known content providers, content agents, traditional and new media, as well as mobile operators in the Asian region. With the brand slogan "Today's TV Network, Tomorrow's Tudou," the company's vision is building a video destination where people can find what they want to see, share what they create, and connect with like-minded people. Tudou never stops working toward this vision since 2005.