Chinese Gay App Blued Has 3m Users, Raises $1.6m


Blued, the Chinese gay app, has received $1.6m in Series A funding.

The app lets users connect via location to chat, swap photos and share content from social media sites like Weibo and Tencent QQ.

The Beijing-based app now has 3m members, a growth of 1m since last December.

And they have added to the $3m in funding they received last year, with another $1.6m from undisclosed investors.

The app was produced by start-up company Danlan, which was founded by 36-year-old former policeman Ma Baoli.

Baoli also created China’s first gay website РDanlan Рwhich is a gay networking, forum and dating site that has 3m registered users.