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The 6 Best Comics Fast-Growing Startups

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There are a lot of things to consider when building a new startup - where to get funding, how to validate your idea, and what features should the product have.

One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

While some people say this makes your idea too vague and hard to monetize, there’s actually good news.

There’s more money in this space than ever before by angels investing in early-stage companies.

If you're building a Comics startup, you must check these 6 fast-growing companies.


6 Comics Startups

1) Pratilipi

1) Pratilipi

Pratilipi is a platform for language storytelling that connects readers, writers, and their stories.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Prashant Gupta, Rahul Ranjan, Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Sahradayi Modi, Sankaranarayanan Devarajan
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $29,833,055
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

2) Kuaikan Manhua

2) Kuaikan Manhua

Kuaikan Manhua is an internet store where customers may purchase e-comic books.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Anni Chen, Runchao Li, Ye Mingxiang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $354,219,925
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

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3) Mangatoon

3) Mangatoon

Mangatoon is a mobile application for reading comics and manga.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Changning
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding amount: $10,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

4) Contents First

4) Contents First

The creators of Tappytoon, the world's leading digital-first comics site and daily destination for more than 4 million people. English/French/German

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ernest Woo, Sun Bang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: ₩39,500,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) Xiaoming Taiji

5) Xiaoming Taiji

Xiaoming Taiji is a comics, animation, film, television, and gaming platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Wuhan
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: CN¥150,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

6) Zhiyin Manke

6) Zhiyin Manke

Zhiyin Manke is a platform for sharing humorous content online.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Wuhan
  • Started in: 2008
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: CN¥567,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

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