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Gridsum Signed IIoT Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Bee(R) China

BEIJING, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridsum Holding Inc. ("Gridsum" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence ("AI") solutions in China, today announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bee® China ("Bee®"), an energy and facility systems consulting and service firm that offers resource efficiency assessment, intelligence and solutions, to jointly develop and implement optimal operation and management strategies in various energy systems, smart campuses and industrial plants.

According to the terms of the strategic cooperation framework agreement, Gridsum and Bee® will leverage each of their competitive strengths to develop Industrial Internet of Things ("IIoT") solutions that promote and facilitate energy conservation, emission reduction, big data provision, cloud and fog computation and automation platforms, and modernize/optimize resource management for China's private and public sectors.

Mr. Guosheng Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Gridsum, commented, "I eagerly look forward to working closely with Bee® on developing IIoT solutions that will leverage our deep experience in cloud-based big-data analytics and extensive AI capabilities. This agreement marks another milestone in our IIoT development. It not only grows our presence in China's IIoT space following our agreement late last year to jointly develop an IIoT cloud platform with Shandong Province and other IIoT engagements, but also demonstrates our effectiveness and strategy to leverage our core technology competence to build highly scalable big data analytics and AI solutions that can be customized and applied in a number of different areas. Both Bee® and Gridsum share similar philosophies and visions which I believe when combined with our respective technology capabilities, will greatly benefit China's drive to conserve energy and reduce emissions."

About Bee®

Bee® (Building energy efficiency) was founded in Austin, Texas in 2009 and is an energy system consulting and service firm that offers energy analyses and solutions based on the most rigorous applications of engineering science and art. Its focus is energy efficiency. Every energy consuming system has an optimum operating range. Bee® strives to detect the most economical balance between efficiency, requirements and reliability. Bee® offers clients on-going technical support through its enterprise platform to help maintain the optimum performance of their energy consuming systems. Performance persistence is as important as the initial identification.

Bee® China advocates data-and-technology-driven full life-cycle energy management by incorporating resource management services throughout a system's entire life-cycle and breaking barriers among stages from planning, design, construction, to operation and maintenance. Moreover, it focuses on integrated management and optimization to achieve optimum and persistent performance and results.

About Gridsum

Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum's core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum's customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named "Gridsum" to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company's mission is to help enterprises and government organizations in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.

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