Scaling your startup with Alibaba Cloud - Simon Wu

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RetailTech Melbourne and York Butter Factory "Scaling Your Fintech Startup" series of events!

Introducing Alibaba Cloud -

Alibaba Cloud recently opened its Sydney Data Center. It’s the 3rd largest IaaS provider with 14 regions globally and the largest IaaS provider by far in China. Alibaba Cloud provides 120+ cloud services including Compute, Storage, Database, CDN, Big Data, etc. Tested and proven by supporting the largest e-commerce platform in the world, with the capacity to process 120k transaction/sec and successfully defended 453.8G DDoS attack on one day. ·        

Speaker -

Join us for an exciting session with Simon Wu, Chief Cloud Architect for the ANZ region. Simon will be discussing his instrumental role in helping Alibaba Cloud establish its footprint in Southeast Asia and in helping the likes of Genting, Air Asia and Tokopedia with their cloud resource design and deployment. Simon will also be discussing his experiences as one of the early members of Carsales.com.au, as well as giving a deeper look into the Alibaba Startup Program:


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The York Butter Factory is the co-working space for Melbourne’s high-potential early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

Established in 2011 inside an 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is home to upstarts with bold, global ambitions and clear intentions to change the world.

Named after the original 1855 building, the York Butter Factory is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto. This brilliant bluestone warehouse is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new, building tech startups out of one Melbourne’s oldest structures. The 577sqm space is across two floors and has an open plan coworking space, informal collaborative area, meeting rooms, an industrial fridge and room for up to 60 entrepreneurs.

Opening its doors in October 2011, it has established itself at the center of a rapidly growing startup ecosystem in Melbourne. York Butter Factory was co-founded by the partners of Adventure Capital, who run their VC fund out of the space.

YBF already hosts nearly 50 startups largely in the Consumer Internet space. Opportunities to access funding is through its owners’ tech-focused VC fund as well as seed funding provided directly to deserving startups and via the Aurelius Digital angel investment network. There is a culture of collaboration, resource sharing and tough love. Tenants are curated with a view to fill the space with high-potential digital media and web 2.0 startups with a global ambition.

The vision is to become the central hub of the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

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14 March 2017 • Scaling your startup with Alibaba Cloud - Simon Wu

Simon gave us a good overview of the Alibaba Cloud. It was a useful session to understand what Alibaba Cloud offers compared to AWS, Azure, and Google.