(HKSE:1688), a member of the Alibaba Group of companies, is the world’s leading B2B e-commerce company. We provide an efficient, trusted platform connecting small and medium-size buyers and suppliers from around the world. Our international marketplace ( focuses on global importers and exporters and our China marketplace ( focuses on suppliers and buyers trading domestically in China. Together our marketplaces form a community of close to 30 million registered users from over 240 countries and regions.

Our operational headquarters is based in Hangzhou in eastern China. We have field sales and marketing offices in more than 30 cities in China, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States. The company had more than 5,200 full-time employees as of December 31, 2007.


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
10/07/99 Series A 5M Unknown


David Wei (CEO)

Maggie Wu (CFO)

Trudy Dai (Senior VP of Business Operation)

Sabrina Peng (VP of Website Operation)

Simon Xie (Senior Director of Corporate Finance)

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