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History and Milestones

Alibaba Group was established in 1999 by 18 people led by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China. From the outset, the company’s founders shared a 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. Since launching its first website helping small and medium-sized enterprises in China to sell internationally, Alibaba Group has grown into a digital ecosystem with businesses comprising commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives.

February
The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 successfully migrates its core games technology services to Alibaba Cloud.
Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 successfully migrates its core games technology services to Alibaba Cloud
March
The combined annual active consumers of Alibaba Group’s consumer-facing businesses in China reached a historic milestone of over 1 billion.
April
Alibaba Group joins Low Carbon Patent Pledge (LCPP), an international platform that encourages sharing patents for low carbon technologies, to accelerate adoption of green technology and foster collaborative innovation by making nine key patents for green data center technology available for free to external parties.