Dayu Class, a Beijing-based online class platform, raised tens of millions of yuan in an angel round from eight industry veterans, including Wang Changtian, Enlight Media founder.
The fresh capital will be used for course filming, product development, and brand marketing.
Founded at the end of 2021, Dayu offers courses pre-recorded by experts and celebrities, including categories ranging from literature, music, business, sports, and arts to food, lifestyle, and technology.
Founder Wang Jin said in an interview with 36Kr that as a user of MasterClass, she attempted to seek similar programs in China when she was an investor at China Renaissance, but didn’t find any. She then decided to launch a company by herself.
Similar to MasterClass, courses on Dayu platform can be accessed through a paid subscription.