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About Lagou

Lagou offers a job-matching platform to connect tech talents and companies to facilitate the recruitment process. The company's site adopts a back-end payment model, enabling recruiters to post positions and job seekers to browse jobs free of charge. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Beijing, China.

Headquarters Location

4th Floor, Jihai Building

Beijing, Beijing,


+86 4006-2828-35



Expert Collections containing Lagou

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Lagou is included in 1 Expert Collection, including HR Tech.


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The HR tech collection includes software vendors that enable companies to develop, hire, manage, and pay their workforces. Focus areas include benefits, compensation, engagement, EORs & PEOs, HRIS & HRMS, learning & development, payroll, talent acquisition, and talent management.

Latest Lagou News

Meituan hires game developers, downplays foray into gamification

Jan 15, 2019

Image credit: Meituan Chinese O2O giant Meituan-Dianping has begun posting job listings for game developers, prompting speculation that it is looking to integrate gaming into its existing services. The food-delivery titan posted the ads on China’s top online recruitment platforms. It seeks to employ Beijing-based personnel for a variety of positions including game engineers, game planners, visual designers, and test engineers, according to listings on recruitment platform Lagou. Differing from its high-profile entry into the ride-hailing market, Meituan has attempted to downplay its foray into gaming. Wang Huiwen, senior vice president of Meituan, responded to queries from a Chinese tech reporter on WeChat’s News Feed-like feature, Moments, saying he just wants to give the gaming industry a try. “Don’t overthink it,” he added. Meituan declined TechNode’s request for comment. Development and maintenance of game servers for Meituan app are listed as a major responsibility for several positions. The firm is building a team that includes both senior and junior positions, with salaries ranging from RMB 15, 000 (around $2,200) to RMB 60,000 per month. Listings on recruitment platform Lagou showing the available positions. (Image credit: Lagou) Meituan’s recruiting plan, which bucks the on-going lay-off trend in China’s tech circles, has raised questions about how the company will use gaming to enhance its products and services. Gamification of online experiences could increase the user stickiness of Meituan’s services. More importantly, however, integration of gaming elements could increase the revenue of the Hong Kong-listed firm, which reported a net loss of around RMB 2.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018. China’s gaming revenue jumped 5% year-on-year to RMB 214 billion in 2018, accounting for nearly 35% of the global market, according to data from the 2018 China Gaming Industry Report.

Lagou Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Lagou founded?

    Lagou was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Lagou's headquarters?

    Lagou's headquarters is located at 4th Floor, Jihai Building, Beijing.

  • What is Lagou's latest funding round?

    Lagou's latest funding round is Corporate Majority.

  • How much did Lagou raise?

    Lagou raised a total of $64M.

  • Who are the investors of Lagou?

    Investors of Lagou include 51job, Qiming Venture Partners, Hongdao Capital, Rongchao Capital and Bertelsmann Asia Investments.

  • Who are Lagou's competitors?

    Competitors of Lagou include 51job and 1 more.


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