Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year., China’s leading e-commerce company, is planning to go public later this year in what could be the biggest initial public offering ever for a Chinese Internet company, according to the New York Times’ Shanghai correspondent, David Barboza.

It could be valued at $4 billion.

His story here.

Alibaba is 40 percent owned by Yahoo. Before Yahoo’s investment in 2005, venture capital investors provided Alibaba with more than $100 million. These include Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Granite Global Ventures and Softbank.


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