Company Timeline





A new beginning

  • Sept
    Newborntown is established.

Perfect Android Launcher!

  • May
    Solo Launcher published.

Very first investments

  •  Finished A round funding with funding in the (RMB) millions, SOLO users exceed 50 million.
  •  Finished its angel round of funding with USD 2 million from Shichun Wu and Mingming Huang.

Got our 1st Awards

  •  Awarded the honor of Top Developer and the Best App of 2015 on Google Play.
  •  Newborn-Town technology hold a speech together with Korean Top Android App company OGQ in Carnegie Mellon Univeristy. Also, Newborn-Town team were invited by Yahoo and Facebook as Top Global Partner.
  •  SOLO users exceeds 200 million, and in a number countries the app was ranked first in the Personalization category on Google Play.
  •  Leading up President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., NewbornTown was the only mobile internet company interviewed by the CCTV.
  •  Finish C round financing of several hundred million RMB.
  •  NewbornTown participated in a roundtable discussion at the Yahoo! Mobile Developer Conference in New York City, and shared its experience at the China – Indonesia Mobile Games Convention in Jakarta.
  •  Israeli Ambassador visited NewbornTown.
  •  Attended Google’s 2015 IO Developers Conference.
  •  At Apps World 2015 NewbornTown spoke at Stanford University, and established a partnership with Alibaba to develop a contextually aware launcher.
  •  SOLO users exceeded 100 million. Finished B round funding with RMB 200 million from Haitong Kaiyuan. Established its North American office in Draper University’s Hero City, in San Mateo, California.
  •  In Nanjing, China, NewbornTown opens its design center with funding from the city government.

A Very Successful Year

  •  Chunhe Liu selected as “Elite Business Leader of the Year 2016” by The Economic Observer
  •  SoloX users exceeded 600 million
  •  Chunhe Liu awarded as Yearly Start-up Entrepreneur of China: 2016 by Beijing News
  •  Chunhe Liu, CEO of Newborntown was awarded as An Elite Entrepreneur Younger than 35 by The Founder magazine.
  •  Solo users exceeds 500 million.
  •  reported by the People’s Daily, the most influential newspaper in China.
  •  Awarded as Most Promising Globalization Platform by GMIC together with UCWeb.
  •  Awarded as ZhongGuanCun Star Venture Company.
  •  Solo users exceeded 400 million.
  •  Awarded as 2015 Best Overseas Development Company by ChinaBang.

Still awesome!


  • August
    Joins the “Looking for Chinese Creators” to hold the first Overseas Industry Summit and announces the second phase of the huge overseas fund
  • July
    COO Li Ping ranks in Forbes “30 under 30” list
  • May
    Wins “The Best Overseas Platform” award of GMIC and “The Most Growing Enterprise” in Beijing
  • Li Ping receives the title of “Zhongguancun U30 Entrepreneurs”, annual award for being the number one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Who Changed the World Before 30-year-old”
  •  Chunhe Liu recognized as “Top 10 Influential Leaders of the Year” by Baijingapps
  •  Awarded as “Top 10 Developer Companies Going Global” by Baijingapps

Strategy is fully upgraded!

  • Newborn town’s strategy is fully upgraded
  •  COO Li Ping ranks in Forbes “30 under 30” Asia list
  • Febr
    CEO Liu Chunhe, as China's global influence representative, accepts the Japanese NHK TV interview.
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