According to foreign media reports, like Santa Claus, Alibaba founder Jack Ma every year will list a list of two evaluations to find out which is what is good, then invest in the best startups.
This year is a good year for Alibaba. The company's market value has doubled, breaking through 400 billion U.S. dollars. At the same time, Alibaba is also investing heavily. In 2017, the top 10 investments in Alibaba totaled 11 billion U.S. dollars. However, this figure is still nearly two billion U.S. dollars lower than the highest level in 2015.
Three of Alibaba's top 10 investments this year have been overseas. These investments show that Alibaba is going further into India and Southeast Asia.
The following is the Alibaba 10 investment details this year:
1. Gao Xin retail
Investment: 2.9 billion US dollars
Six months after Amazon took over the all-food supermarkets, Alibaba also made major inroads in supermarket retail. Alibaba spent nearly 3 billion US dollars, won the retail share of 1% Xin shares. Gao Xin retail owns a well-known supermarket brand Runfa and Auchan. However, this transaction is not the first time that Alibaba has entered offline retail.
Investment: 2.6 billion US dollars
Alibaba made its first big push into physical retail in early 2014 when Alibaba invested nearly 700 million U.S. dollars in the shopping mall company Intime. In early 2017, Alibaba once again invested 2.6 billion U.S. dollars in Intime to realize its controlling stake.
Alibaba is also in other retail areas to start the layout, including this year to Lianhua Supermarket to 100 million US dollars, and in 2015 to 4.6 billion Suning cloud providers. For Intime's investment, Alibaba CEO Zhang Yong said that Alibaba will inject data-driven technologies and personalized services into online and physical channels. " This means increasing the efficiency of offline retail and transforming offline stores into e-commerce warehouses.
Investment: 1.1 billion US dollars
In 2017, Alibaba also invested heavily overseas. Compared with previous years, Alibaba invested more overseas startups this year. In 2016, Alibaba acquired Lazada. In August this year, Alibaba once again invested in Indonesia's e-commerce application Tokopedia.
Investment: 1 billion US dollars
In April this year, Alibaba increased its stake in Lazada, raising its stake from 51% to 83%. Zhang Yong said: "Southeast Asia e-commerce market has not been fully developed, we think there will be great room for growth in the future. Through Lazada, we will continue to invest resources in our work in Southeast Asia to capitalize on growth opportunities. & rdquo;
What is hungry?
Investment: 1 billion US dollars
The strong demand for catering take-away in the Chinese market has prompted Alibaba to invest again and become hungry. In the past few years, being hungry has become one of the leading takeaway applications in China. In addition, Tencent is also hungry investors.
6. Novice network
Investment: 799 million US dollars
The rookie network is actually Alibaba's logistics business, responsible for Alibaba's warehouse network and logistics partners. The service handles 57 million orders daily. The latest investment makes Alibaba's stake in the rookie network up to 51%.
A few months ago, Rookie Network showed the first highly automated logistics warehouse. In this warehouse, robots do most of the work.
Investment: 700 million US dollars
Ofo and Worship are two of China's most popular cycling applications. In the past year, many shared cycling companies were in trouble and at least three companies went bankrupt. However, both ofo and Maui are aggressively expanding their overseas markets while completing a huge amount of financing.
8. Big search car
Investment: 335 million US dollars
Big search for second-hand car buyers search engine, but also provide automotive financial services. At present, the company plans to IPO in the United States by the end of 2018.
9. Yi Guo fresh
Investment: 300 million US dollars
Edible Fresh Producers Yi Guo Fresh is currently operating in more than 200 cities in China and provides on-time delivery services in some of these major cities.
This is the fourth investment in Alibaba. Similar to investing in other retailers, this investment will also help Alibaba improve its logistics capabilities. For easy fruit fresh, this is mainly cold chain logistics capabilities.
Investment: 280 million US dollars
Several sources said that in India, Alibaba is investing in BigBasket, a Grocery Stores startup. BigBasket's main rival is Amazon Now.
If the deal is completed, it will be Alibaba's biggest investment in India since investing in Paytm, a mobile payment application. It is reported that Paytm will also be involved in the investment BigBasket.