On June 26, 2020, voice network Agora, a global real-time interactive cloud service provider, was officially listed on NASDAQ with stock code of API. The opening price of voice network was 45 US dollars, which was 125% higher than the issue price of 20 dollars. By the end of the closing, the stock price of voice network soared 152.5% to 50.50 US dollars, with a market value of 5.06 billion US dollars.
As a partner of soundnet, segmentfault was represented by its partner & CTO Qi Ning @ joyqi to attend the listing ceremony of soundnet.
“I am very lucky to be invited to participate in this special IPO ceremony as a partner representative of voice network Agora. This event is of great significance to Agora, as well as to China’s Internet technology community. At this special moment, Agora, as a pure technology company, can log in to NASDAQ in the United States, which is a manifestation of its strong strength. As a developer community, we are honored to accompany the growth of these enterprises and hope to see more technology companies emerge. “
Zhao Bin, founder and CEO of sononet Agora, said in an internal letter to all employees, “looking back in the past, the current moment is a milestone, an event many voice network partners once dreamed of, and the market’s endorsement and recognition of our service professional value. Looking forward to the future, this moment seems so insignificant. In front of us, the vision of “let real-time interaction everywhere” and the real-time Internet enabling the whole offline scene are slowly unfolding and fascinating, but the road ahead is still winding and the journey is long, waiting for us to walk steadily and step by step. “
Founded in 2013, Agora pioneered the real-time engagement platform-as-a-service (RTE) PAAS) service, and gradually provide real-time interaction as a professional cloud service to developers and enterprises, which mainly provides developers with easy-to-use, highly customizable and widely compatible API, so that developers can embed real-time interaction capabilities into applications without developing or building their own underlying infrastructure.
According to Zhao Bin’s letter to all members, sononet Agora has created the world’s first and largest real-time interactive network software defined real-time network (sd-rtn); it has created the world’s first real-time interactive quality diagnosis and analysis product crystal ball Agora, which has the strongest data processing ability and the widest analysis dimension In 2015, the RTC conference, the largest real-time interactive developer event in the world, was launched in 2015, and has never been interrupted since then.
At present, the developers of Agora service include both independent developers and enterprise developers. They can help them use real-time interactive technology to innovate products and improve user experience, so as to make their products stand out in the competition.
According to the prospectus, more than 180000 applications have been registered on the Agora platform since its inception to March 31, 2020. In March this year, the voice network Agora provided more than 40 billion minutes of real-time interactive use time to end users in more than 100 countries through more than 10000 active applications. In Q1 2020, the number of active customers will reach 1176.
This successful listing, as an enterprise serving developers, soundnet has also launched many welfare rewards to developers.
Activity 1: 1000 yuan voucher free
From July 10, visit www.agora.io , sign up for voice network Agora account. In Agora background, through the deduction code “API”, you can deduct 1000 yuan from the specified minutes package package, and only need 8 yuan to purchase the package worth 1008 yuan. Please visit Agora backstage for details.
Activity 2: warm up of RTC 2020 global challenge
The RTC Innovation Challenge 2020 global challenge will start at the end of July. This competition not only has rich bonus, but also has more entrepreneurial welfare waiting for you! Therefore, the sound network has established a “warm-up group” to get the latest information of the competition in the first time. At the same time, after adding the group, you can not only get limited T-shirts, but also draw prizes from time to time within the group.
Activity mode: scan code and add “voice network little sister”. Note: rtc2020 challenge, you can join the group.
Time: June 28 until the start of the challenge