Alibaba’s recently announced $16 billion IPO has VentureBeat reporters scratching our collective head: Why weren’t more U.S. growth funds involved in Alibaba’s rise to domination?
Alibaba has a hand in every game imaginable: Social networking, payments, travel, online commerce, and dozens more. Its own list of investments rivals that of any major VC firm.
But somehow, while one U.S. private equity firm (Silver Lake Partners) and Yahoo participated in the mega-giant’s funding, most American firms sat it out.
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