GGV Blogs

  • November 16, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    As featured in TechCrunch
    After a seed round of $1-2 million helps build a working prototype and a $5-10M Series A enables a successful beta and launch, what comes next? Lots of entrepreneurs have reached out to me recently to discuss what it takes to raise a successful Series B, and luckily, for many enterprise...

  • November 5, 2014
    By Glenn Solomon

    I appeared on Bloomberg West with Emily Chang yesterday to discuss Alibaba’s September quarter earnings announcement.  We had a fun conversation – Emily grilled me on Alibaba’s US acquisition strategy, keying in on SnapChat and Hollywood.  Check out the video below and bonus photo of Emily and me below that.

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  • October 9, 2014
    By 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, 2014
    By 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...