SmallBizPod #65 – David Wei, CEO of Alibaba.com

Interview with David Wei, ceo of Alibaba.com, the global online marketplace for SMEs, which in 2007 achieved the most successful stock market flotation since Google.

By Alex Bellinger
2nd April 2008 at 11:53 pm

This week SmallBizPod #65, the small business podcast, includes an interview with David Wei, chief executive officer of Alibaba.com, the international e-commerce marketplace specialising in global and domestic trade with China. The podcast also highlights the launch of BizPod TV and rounds up comments and opinions from listeners.

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Summary

Intro:

• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.
• 01:08 Do check out a new small business TV podcast aimed at startups and entrepreneurs – BizPod TV. Subscribe to this business video podcast on iTunes.
• 01:59 Sage sponsors SmallBizPod and we’re delighted they do.

Features:

• 03:00 Interview with David Wei, chief executive officer of Alibaba.com the international online market place for small and medium-sized enterprises. David and Alex discuss, alibaba.com’s successful conversion from start-up to successful IPO, the company’s brand, ethos and how it maintains its small business grass roots and original entrepreneurial essence. They also talk about how the internet has flattened the world to the benefit of SMEs, the issue of pollution in China and tips for success in trading with Chinese companies.

• 28.30 Music Levan Vs Ekala
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