According to external analysis, listing can help shuidi company to raise a large amount of capital to compete with Alibaba Groups ant group in the field of Internet insurance.
Shuidi company claims that the number of independent payment users of the whole platform exceeds 250 million, and the mutual insurance of ant, one of its biggest rivals, has 106 million users.
In June last year, the company launched a C round of financing, raising about 1 billion yuan (about 143 million US dollars).
It has only been established for four years, and its fund-raising amount is far more than that of its competitors
But the companys ability to raise money is amazing. By the beginning of May, the total amount of fund-raising exceeded 30 billion yuan, and more than 300 million caring people participated in the fund-raising. The average donation from each person exceeded 100 yuan, far exceeding that of competitors.
According to official website information, besides Tencent, investors of shuidi company also have meituan review, IDG capital, lighting fund, Gaorong capital and Zhenge fund.
The most famous business of shuidi company is water drop financing and water drop public welfare. There are also shuidi insurance mall and shuidi mutual aid. Among them, droplet insurance holds insurance broker license and has online marketing qualification. According to the official website, it has launched more than 80 insurance products to protect more than 12 million users and is the leader of Internet health insurance platform.
In addition, the young start-up works with 28 insurance companies, including Chinas largest.
The surging news once introduced the business model of shuidi company: the fund-raising business (water drop financing, water drop mutual aid) is to attract users, and the insurance business (droplet insurance mall) is to serve users and generate revenue.
In an interview with the media at the end of June, Shen Peng, founder of shuidi, disclosed key financial data for the first time, saying that the company had achieved a single month profit for the first time. As the most important source of income, shuidi insurance malls annual premium of 1 billion yuan per month in the first half of this year, which makes shuidi achieve a monthly profit in April and may.
According to shuidiji app, shuidiji does not charge users any fees, and fully subsidizes the third-party identity verification fees, service fees and audit fees. Patients only need to bear the use costs (0.6% of each donation) incurred by using the third-party payment
In other words, suppose that the caring people give 1000 yuan to the patients project through the third-party payment method. After the third-party payment platform collects the channel fee, the amount of the paid in water drop financing platform is 994 yuan.
In a report at the end of last year, the surging News quoted industry insiders as saying that although on the face of it, water drop financing is not profitable, but it can bring considerable cash flow. The average monthly turnover of water drop financing is 550 million yuan, and the donation cycle varies from 30 to 120 days. If there is no cash withdrawal, the money will be in the enterprise account, which forms a fund pool.
In addition, the article also cites industry insiders to point out that the flow of donation users is also the profit channel of shuidi company. Among the 250 million caring people, there should be more than a few who turn into users of shuidi insurance mall, because when faced with the case that they cant afford medical expenses, they will be more likely to transform into users of insurance products.
Negative news that cant be avoided
As a black horse in the field of public welfare, water drop financing can not avoid negative news.
In May last year, a donation message of serious illness initiated in the name of the family member of Wu, a cross-talk actor from Deyun society, appeared on the shuidi funding platform, with a fund-raising target of 1 million yuan. After the help information was sent out, the public questioned Wus family members concealment of family economic status. In response, shuiditi once said that the platform is not qualified to review the car property and real estate of the fund-raising sponsor, but can only require the sponsor to publicly explain his familys economic situation; at present, there is a general lack of legal and effective ways to verify the familys economic situation, such as car property, real estate and deposit. In an article published in mid December of last year, Xinhua News Agency China Internet Affairs named shuidiji, claiming that there are many hidden dangers in online activities of several online crowdfunding platforms. As for the amount of donations received by the online crowdfunding platform every day, and how the platform manages and uses the funds that have been received but not yet withdrawn by the recipients, waterdrop said that the amount information is not convenient to disclose, but the funds are separated from the platforms own funds, and special management and use are implemented. Source: Wall Street news editor: Yang Qian_ NF4425
In response, shuiditi once said that the platform is not qualified to review the car property and real estate of the fund-raising sponsor, but can only require the sponsor to publicly explain his familys economic situation; at present, there is a general lack of legal and effective ways to verify the familys economic situation, such as car property, real estate and deposit.