Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) is a not-for-profit initiative launched by Alibaba Group in 2015. Our mission is to help Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young people realize their dreams and visions for their startup businesses and communities. We are also passionate about fostering the entrepreneurial spirit amongst young people. As such, we have established in Hong Kong a HK$1 billion fund with a pioneering and sustainable model.
We invest in promising startups with innovative businesses and technologies. These companies will be selected by independent investment manager appointed by AEF. They will enjoy access to financial capital, obtain strategic guidance and tap into Mainland China, Asia and global opportunities through Alibaba’s ecosystem.
We invest in startups through AEF Hong Kong Fund and AEF Greater Bay Area Fund to help them scale up their businesses.
We have a diversified pool of mentors across different sectors and expertise to provide strategic guidance and network for our portfolio companies.
Our initiatives are centred around nurturing entrepreneurship among young people and developing Hong Kong startup ecosystem.
We also bridge corporates, investors and startups together to transform Hong Kong into a global innovation and technology hub.