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PublicHKSE:1688.HK
Date11/2007
Raised
Post IPO Valuation
Acquired byYahoo!
Price$1B
Date8/2005
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Websitealibaba.com
Twitter@AlibabaTalk
CategoryeCommerce
Employees
Founded6/1999

Offices

Hangzhou, CHN
6/F Chuangye Mansion, East Software Park
No.99 Huaxing Road
Hangzhou, 310099, CHN

People

CEO, Alibaba Small & Micro Financial Services Group (under formation)
CEO
Chief Technology Officer
CFO
SVP & Deputy Chief Technology Office
SVP
VP
SVP & Co - Founder
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Acquisitions

AutoNavi, 4/2014
Kanbox, 9/2013
Vendio, 6/2010

Investments

Lyft 4/2014
Tango 3/2014
ByeCity 3/2014
1stdibs 1/2014
Quixey 10/2013
ShopRunner 8/2013
Sina Weibo 4/2013

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Alibaba

Alibaba Group is China’s leading e-commerce company, operating the world’s largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade, as well as China’s most popular online payment system, AliPay.

Alibaba Group is a family of Internet-based businesses with a mission to make it easy for anyone to buy or sell anywhere in the world. Since its inception, it has developed leading businesses in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces, and cloud computing and has expanded into new areas such as mobile apps, mobile operating system and Internet TV. The company is focused on fostering the development of an open, collaborative and prosperous e-commerce ecosystem that benefits consumers, merchants and the economy as a whole.

Alibaba assists millions of buyers and suppliers all over the world to do business online by three trading markets of its own. Three online trading markets include: an International Trading Market which serves global import and export business, a Chinese Trading Market which gathers domestic business, and a Japanese Trading Market which promotes Japanese export and domestic sales by an associative company’s operation.

Alibaba Group has 12 major businesses and affiliated entities, including alibaba.com, Taobao.com, Tmall, Alipay, koubei.com, Aliyun, etao.com, net.cn, Juhuasuan.com, CNZZ and Onetouch.

In 1999, Alibaba Group is officially established by its 18 founders, led by Jack Ma. In February 2004, Alibaba received $82 million from Softbank Corp. and one other firm. In August, 2005, Yahoo and Alibaba formed strategic partnership and Alibaba made a net profit of 250 million dollars. On November 6, 2007, Alibaba.com got successfully listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

As of December 31, 2006, with approximately 3,500 employees, Alibaba is the first e-commerce company to reach 8 million online retailers from more than 220 countries and regions. The Group provides more than 8.1 million entries of business information per day, making it one of the largest-scale and most active B2B markets and business communities.

Major rivals are Amazon and Baidu.

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Above: Alibaba Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/11/14

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Alibaba.com

Websitealibaba.com
StageLive
Tags ecommerce
Alibaba screenshot
Above: Alibaba.com Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

Aliyun

Websitealiyun.com

Aliyun is a mobile operating system owned by Alibaba a Chinese B2B ecommerce company.

Alibaba has announced that they will be spinning out Aliyun OS and creating a separate company.

Google claims that Aliyun OS is a non-compatible version of Android. Alibaba claims that Aliyun is an “open source Linux” and not part of Android. Aliyun hopes to be the mobile operating system for the Chinese market.

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Above: Aliyun Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 9/21/12

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Sources

  1. YAHOO! AND ALIBABA.COM FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN CHINA (docs.yahoo.com) [edit]
  2. AutoNavi Enters Into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Alibaba Group Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/04/g4464587/autonavi-enters-into-definitive-agreement-to-be-acquired-by-alibaba-gro#ixzz2ypLrZbgM (benzinga.com) [edit]
  3. Alibaba Group Acquires Kanbox, A Personal Cloud Storage Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Alibaba.com Acquires Vendio, Continues to Advance Global E-Commerce Platform (freshnews.com) [edit]
  5. Lyft Raises $250 Million From Coatue, Alibaba, And Third Point To Expand Internationally (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Mobile Messaging App & Gaming Platform Tango Raises Massive $280 Million Series D (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Outbound Tourism Service ByeCity Gets Nearly $20 Million Series B Funding Led by Alibaba (technode.com) [edit]
  8. Alibaba invests $15 million in US-based luxury e-commerce site (techinasia.com) [edit]
  9. Quixey Raises $50M From Alibaba & Others To Build The Search Engine For The Mobile Era (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. This Scandal-Plagued Ex-Yahoo CEO Just Raised $75 Million, And There's An Epic Backstory Behind It (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  11. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  15. Yahoo buys US$1 billion stake in Alibaba (chinadaily.com.cn) [edit]
    Alibaba.com CEO And COO Out Because Of Vendor Fraud (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Silver Lake and DST Global Invest in China’s Alibaba Group (invest-iq.net) [edit]
    Silver Lake and DST Global Invest in China’s Alibaba Group (invest-iq.net) [edit]
    Alibaba spends $300M to buy one third of Chinese mapping company (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Freshfields, W&C secure $8 bln financing for Alibaba (asia.legalbusinessonline.com) [edit]
    Alibaba invests $193 million to buy Chinese asset manager Tianhong (reuters.com) [edit]
    Alibaba Reportedly Acquiring Social Shopping Service Mogujie for $200 million (technode.com) [edit]
    Investment by Alibaba Creates Frenzy Over Chinese Pharmaceutical Data Firm (dealbook.nytimes.com) [edit]
    Alibaba Buys $800 Million Stake in ChinaVision for Media Content (mobile.bloomberg.com) [edit]
    Alibaba to invest $692 mln in department store operator Intime Retail (reuters.com) [edit]
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