10 Acquisitions
IPO / Stock
Went Public on Sep 19, 2014 / NYSE:BABA
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade.
E-Commerce, Shopping, Marketplace

Company Details

June 1, 1999
10k + | 31 in Crunchbase

Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade. It also operates an online payment system called AliPay.

Alibaba is a family of internet-based businesses, which enables its users to buy or sell anywhere in the world. It has developed businesses in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces, and cloud computing, and has now expanded into new areas such as mobile apps, mobile operating systems, and internet TV.

It is focused on fostering the development of an open and collaborative 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 through its own trading markets that includes an International Trading Market, which serves global import and export business; a Chinese Trading Market, which caters to domestic business; and a Japanese Trading Market...

Funding Rounds (12) - $8.91B

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2016$1B / Post Ipo Equity2
Mar, 2016$3B / Post Ipo Debt0
Aug, 2015$4.6M / Venture1
Apr, 2014$100M / Secondary Market2
Sep, 2012$2B / Private Equity6
Sep, 2011$1.6B / Private Equity4
Nov, 2009$75M / Private Equity1
Aug, 2005$1B / Undisclosed1
Feb, 2004$82M / Private Equity4
Oct, 2000$25M / Private Equity3
Jan, 2000$20M / Venture5
Oct, 1999$5M / Angel1

Acquisitions (10)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Oct, 2016undisclosed amount / Undisclosed (Lead)
Jun, 2016$4.5B / Undisclosed
Apr, 2016¥3.68B / Series C (Lead)
Apr, 2016$1B / Private Equity (Lead)
Feb, 2016$793.5M / Series C (Lead) and
Jan, 2016$25M / Series D
Dec, 2015$1B / Series F
Dec, 2015$15M / Series C (Lead)
Oct, 2015$300M / Series A
Sep, 2015$680M / Undisclosed (Lead)
Sep, 2015$200k / Venture (Lead)
Aug, 2015$500M / Private Equity (Lead)
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Jul, 2015$206.85M / Undisclosed
Jul, 2015$2B / Private Equity
Jun, 2015$236M / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2015$193.6M / Undisclosed
May, 2015$150M / Series E
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Mar, 2015$200M / Series E (Lead)
Mar, 2015$60M / Series C (Lead)
Feb, 2015$590M / Private Equity (Lead)
Jan, 2015$5M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2015$600M / Series D
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Series C
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Nov, 2014$60M / Series C (Lead)
Oct, 2014$50M / Series D (Lead)
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Undisclosed
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B
Jul, 2014$120M / Series E (Lead)
May, 2014$249M / Undisclosed
May, 2014$300M / Series C
May, 2014undisclosed amount / Series A
Apr, 2014$250M / Series D
Apr, 2014undisclosed amount / Series A
Mar, 2014$280M / Series D (Lead)
Mar, 2014$20M / Series B (Lead)

Current Team (31)


Funds (1)

Mar 3, 2015Taiwan Fund$316M

Products (3)

  • Alibaba.com was added to CrunchBase in 2007
  • Aliyun is a mobile operating system owned by Alibaba a Chinese B2B ecommerce company. Alibaba has announced that they will be spinning out
  • Subscription video streaming, Netflix-style subscription service.

Sub Organizations (4)


Competitors (5)

  • Baidu is a Chinese website and search engine that enables individuals to obtain information and find what they need.
  • Global Sources is a Hong Kong-based B2B media company facilitating trade between China and the world through English language media.
  • Founded in 1996, Made-In-China.com is one of the world’s popular China B2B Portal operated by Foscus Technology and the vision of
  • The B2B marketplace you can trust
  • MFG.com is The Global Contract Manufacturing Marketplace for Custom Manufactured Parts

Partners (1)

  • BigCommerce is the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    6/F Chuangye Mansion, East Software Park

    No.99 Huaxing Road

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310099


Past Team (14)


Past Event Appearances (4)

Images (1)


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