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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,...
May 21, 2014By Glenn Solomon
One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet and learn from visionary and inspiring folks. Today I had the chance to meet in a small group with Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, the Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, thanks to the folks at Morgan Stanley. Rakuten is a Japanese internet powerhouse, dominating the e-commerce, personal finance and...
May 14, 2014By GGV Capital
Fifth fund will continue the firm’s 14 year history of backing top entrepreneurs across the U.S. and China
Menlo Park, CA and Shanghai, China – May 14, 2014 – GGV Capital, a leading venture capital firm focused on the U.S. and China, today announced that it has raised $620 million for its fifth venture capital fund. GGV Capital V is...