Found on 4th April of the year 1999, Alibaba is a Chinese multinational organization with its hold on various areas such as retail, e-commerce, technology, AI, and internet. If seen as per the revenue, the company ranks number five among the various largest internet companies. The founders who made this organization a successful one are Jack Ma, Lou Wensheng, Tony Yiu, Jane Jiang, Ma Chengwei, Joseph C. Tsai, Simon Xie, Cathy Zhang, James Sheng, Shi Yufeng, Peng Lei, Trudy Dai, Eddie Wu, Zhou Yuehong, Jianhang Jin, Han Min, Jin Yuanying, and Toto Sun. The Success Story of Alibaba marked a change in the online e-commerce industry.
Where it All Started: Alibaba
When the company started, the operations started from the apartment of Jack Ma located in Hangzhou. The first website launched by the company is Alibaba.com. The website is in the language English and has turned out to be a global marketplace by now. Afterward, in the same year, a domestic marketplace started in China, currently known by the name 1688.com.
Success Story of Alibaba: Detailed RoadMap
Source: Alibaba History
- 2000 – The group got an investment of about US$20 million from SoftBank’s investor group. The same year in the month of September, Alibaba organized a Summit with leaders of thoughts and internet business together. Soon by December 2001, the company crossed 1 million users.