TikTok and ByteDance
TikTok is a flagship product of ByteDance Ltd., a global technology company operating a range of content platforms that inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people across languages, cultures, and geographies. The company has over 60,000 employees across more than 125 cities globally.
Launched in May 2017, TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. TikTok helps people find community through shared interests, giving users a canvas to express their creativity and discover the world around them. As a global platform, TikTok spans all major markets except China, where ByteDance offers a different short-form video app called Douyin. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.
TikTok does business through subsidiaries of ByteDance Ltd., which is backed by global institutional investors including Coatue, General Atlantic, KKR, Sequoia Capital, Susquehanna International, and Softbank.