A homework app that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion

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  • A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $US300 million, according to a TechCrunch report.
  • The six-year-old startup has capitalised on the immense importance of academic exams for Chinese students.
  • Yuanfudao is now valued at $US3 billion.

A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $US300 million and is now valued at $US3 billion, according to a TechCrunch report.

Yuanfudao’s latest round was reportedly led by Tencent, the world’s largest video game publisher and a social networking giant in its own right.


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YuanfudaoYuanfudao / ScreenshotThe Yuanfudao app offers students live homework help.

The six-year-old startup has capitalised on the immense importance of academic exams for Chinese students. Yuanfudao’s product offering includes live courses, practice exam questions, and its homework app that solves questions with the snap of a photo.

According to the TechCrunch report, Yuanfudao makes most of its money from its live courses.

In May 2017, Yuanfudao raised $US120 million at a $US1 billion valuation. To date, it has raised over $US540 million.

Yuanfudao did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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