Alibaba Group Founded 1999
Founders Cathy Zhang Changwei Ma Eddie Wu Jack Ma James Sheng Jane Jiang Jianhang Jin Joseph Tsai Lucy Peng Min Han Simon Xie Tony Yiu Toto Sun Trudy Dai Wensheng Lou Yuanying Jin Yuehong Zhou Yufeng Shi
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Total investments 204
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 138
Rounds per year 6.27
Lead investments 81
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 27
Areas of investment
Consumer Goods

In 1999 was created Alibaba Group, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in China. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Hangzhou.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Alibaba Group, startups are often financed by Tencent Holdings, Sequoia Capital China, Morningside Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are YF Capital (Yunfeng Capital), Ant Financial, GGV Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SoftBank Investment Advisers, SAIF Partners, M13.

The fund was created by Cathy Zhang, Changwei Ma, Eddie Wu, Jack Ma, James Sheng, Jane Jiang, Jianhang Jin, Joseph Tsai, Lucy Peng, Min Han, Simon Xie, Tony Yiu, Toto Sun, Trudy Dai, Wensheng Lou, Yuanying Jin, Yuehong Zhou, Yufeng Shi. We also calculated 22 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of 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. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - China. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Mobile, Service Industry. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Didi Chuxing, CMC Capital Group, Alibaba Cloud.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from Alibaba Group is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Opposing the other organizations, this Alibaba Group works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Trendyol Group
Mobile Apps
350M20 Apr 2021 Turkey, Istanbul
Nice Tuan
Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Private Equity
750M31 Mar 2021 China, Dongcheng District
Late Stage Venture
15 Mar 2021
Artificial Intelligence
Search Engine
Late Stage Venture
1B28 Dec 2020 China, Beijing
Nice Tuan
Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Late Stage Venture
196M30 Nov 2020 China, Dongcheng District
Farfetch China
500M05 Nov 2020 China, Shanghai
Post-IPO Equity
743M20 Oct 2020 Switzerland, Basel
STO Express
Staffing Agency
486M22 Sep 2020
Xiaoman Technology
Information Technology
Service Industry
Late Stage Venture
26 Aug 2020 China, Futian District
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