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Alibaba Capital Partners

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 2.21
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Shopping
  • Retail Technology

In 2008 was created Alibaba Capital Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Hangzhou. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in China. Alibaba Capital Partners appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Alibaba Capital Partners, startups are often financed by State of Mind Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Shenzhen Capital Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Temasek Holdings, Norwest Venture Partners, IDG Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by CDH Investments, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Alibaba Group.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight BEST Logistics Technology,, Baozun Commerce. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Public Transportation. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The overall number of key employees were 1.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Alibaba Capital Partners works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Alibaba Capital Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
30 Mar 2022 Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Harmony Cloud

Cloud Computing
Information Technology
$2M11 Dec 2019 Shangcheng District, Zhejiang, China

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Product Search
Retail Technology
$5M31 May 2016 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

$60M06 Jan 2016 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

01 Jan 2016 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China


$91M28 Nov 2015 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China


Retail Technology
$350M24 Nov 2015 -


Retail Technology
$140M11 Feb 2015 -


Consumer Electronics
Digital Media
Video Games
$10M29 Jan 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States


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