Crocodile in the Yangtze: Inside a Chinese Internet Juggernaut (Enhanced DVD)
A former English teacher and Web site developer, Jack Ma is noted as China’s first web entrepreneur, establishing a digital leader in auction trading, the Alibaba Group. Crocodile in the Yangtze: Inside a Chinese Internet Juggernaut (2012) is an award-winning tale about Ma’s climb to global business fame. The documentary is an assemblage of film footage shot from 1995 to 2009, showing Ma’s journey and vision, giving viewers an inside look at the challenges of managing a business related to information communications in China’s restricted regulatory environment, as well as the issues surrounding the start-up before it became a huge international success. An amazing tale of Ma’s existence, narrated from the perspective of an eager entrepreneur, the story of Alibaba as an entity and economic force culminates in global competitive leadership in the sector.
By 2012, Alibaba exceeded one trillion yuan in online transaction volume; making a name for Ma as a trillion yuan “Marquis”. The two time winner of $25 million in venture capital investment in 19990 and 2000, Alibaba was designed as a domestic Chinese e-commerce marketplace in compliance with World Trade Organization rules to international trade. Innovation of a second platform Taobao, led to $1 billion in support from Yahoo founder, Jerry Yang. When Alibaba announced its intention to go IPO (initial public offering) in September of 2014, issuance of $20 billion in stock shares. The film sets the stage for Chairman Ma’s continued success with the Alibaba Group, now a holding company comprised of nine major wholly owned subsidiaries.
Crocodile in the Yangtze: Inside a Chinese Internet Juggernaut