October 9, 2014By GGV Capital
The birth of the smartphone and then the app store have provided companies with a revolutionary platform to reach consumers all over the world. But this also means that any business that has an app is essentially global from day 1. This presentation produced by GGV Capital analyzes how this global mobile revolution has occurred and offers strategies for tackling international mobile markets, specifically China and Europe....
September 19, 2014By Glenn Solomon
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that Alibaba started trading on the NYSE earlier today. The company priced its IPO at $68/share and closed today at $93.89, up 38%, during its first day of trading. GGV Capital invested in Alibaba in 2003. During the ensuing 11+ years, we’ve watched Alibaba grow tremendously within China, and, more recently, outside of China as well. I was privileged to join the conversation on CNBC...
September 17, 2014
September 8, 2014
Mobile commerce in the US is projected to nearly triple in the next four years, reaching $113 billion by 2017. And m-commerce in China will be even larger, as nearly 60% of Chinese mobile users have made a purchase on their device in the last three months. Check out our new overview of the mobile commerce market across the US and China, including the critical role of social and mobile payments in the growth of m-commerce. We also...
July 24, 2014By Glenn Solomon
We held a great CEO dinner this evening on High Velocity Sales & Marketing in SF. In addition to the 25+ CEOs in attendance from top notch companies, we had three terrific panelists – Heather Zynczak, CMO at Domo, Rita Selvaggi, CMO at AlienVault, and Matt Price, VP & GM EMEA at Zendesk. The conversation was lively and the insights...
July 1, 2014By Glenn Solomon
Zendesk priced its IPO at $9/share on May 14th and achieved a first day close at $13.43, up 49% from IPO price. Although the Zendesk IPO is only one small step in an exciting journey, the deal represents a great milestone for the company. Firstly, Zendesk raised $100M in new capital, which will help the company finance its rapid growth. Secondly,...