ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE.
We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell, operate and improve their efficiencies. We provide the technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of new technology to engage with their users and customers and operate in a more efficient way.
Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives. In addition, Ant Financial, a company in which we have agreed to acquire a 33% equity stake, provides payment and financial services to consumers and merchants on our platforms. An ecosystem has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, other businesses, third-party service providers and strategic alliance partners.
Meet @ Alibaba
We enable commercial and social interactions among hundreds of millions of users, between consumers and merchants, and among businesses every day.
Work @ Alibaba
We empower our customers with the fundamental infrastructure for commerce and new technology, so that they can build businesses and create value that can be shared among our ecosystem participants.
Live @ Alibaba
We strive to expand our products and services to become central to the everyday lives of our customers.
For a company that was founded in 1999, lasting at least 102 years means we will have spanned three centuries, an achievement that few companies can claim. Our culture, business models and systems are built to last, so that we can achieve sustainability in the long run.
ALIBABA GROUP WAS FOUNDED IN 1999 BY 18 PEOPLE LED BY JACK MA, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China. Our founders started our company to champion small businesses, in the belief that the Internet would level the playing field by enabling small enterprises to leverage innovation and technology to grow and compete more effectively in the domestic and global economies.