Opera Announces $30 Million Strategic Investment in StarMaker
StarMaker is a fast-growing music-oriented social media platform
StarMaker enables users to record and share their own music videos, collaborate with other musicians, connect with other users and follow their idols on the social platform. The company has a strong and engaged user base in emerging markets such as
“We are excited to invest in StarMaker, as they are one of the leading music-oriented social media platforms in emerging markets,” says
Opera’s strategic investment in StarMaker will lay the foundation for opportunities for the two companies to leverage each other’s strong brands and unique products to accelerate growth and to capture shared opportunities.
Opera has invested
Following this investment, Mr.
StarMaker is a fast growing, popular social media platform with a focus on music and entertainment. In 2016, StarMaker came under the control of Mr.
Founded in 1995 in
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