Alibaba

Stage:
Early

Sector:
Consumer Discretionary Retailing

Status:
Exited

Region:
Asia

Founder:
Jack Ma

HQ:
Hangzhou, China

Website:
www.alibaba.com

Alibaba is the world’s largest e-commerce online retailer providing consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via its web portals. The company, founded in 1999, also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. Though the company primarily operates in China, suppliers from other countries are also supported. At closing time on the date of its launch on the stock market in September 2014, Alibaba’s market value was US$231 billion after gaining the largest global IPO ever recorded. Alibaba’s success continues to go from strength to strength with further partnerships and takeovers in the pipeline.

Alibaba