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Company Overview

Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere.

We enable businesses to transform the way they market, sell and 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, an unconsolidated related party, provides payment and financial services to consumers and merchants on our platforms. A digital economy has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, third-party service providers, strategic alliance partners and other businesses.

Our Vision

We aim to build the future infrastructure of commerce. We envision that our customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that we will be a company that lasts at least 102 years.

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 digital economy participants.

Live @ Alibaba

We strive to expand our products and services to become central to the everyday lives of our customers.

As we continue to expand our businesses from commerce to cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, among other sectors, Alibaba has evolved into a digital economy that is unique, energetic and innovative. We have set five-year goals to serve over 1 billion annual active consumers and achieve over RMB10 trillion in annual consumption through our China consumer business by the end of fiscal year 2024. We believe the five-year goals put us closer to achieving our vision for 2036: to be serving 2 billion global consumers, empowering 10 million profitable businesses and to have created 100 million jobs.

102 Years

We do not pursue size or power; we aspire to be a good company that will last for 102 years. 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 domestic and global economies.