The Digital Economy Index

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The “Digital Economy” was born over 25 years ago. Coined by technologist and author Don Tapscott the term “digital economy” originated in his book The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence. In those early Netscape years, the claim that personal technology would one day be ubiquitous enough to constitute an entire economy was nothing short of visionary. But now, and especially during COVID-19, most companies have embraced ecommerce, mobile technology, and/or social media, making it all the more relevant to consider the impact and opportunities of the aptly-named “digital economy” we find ourselves in today.

State Of Ecommerce: Open System Vs. Closed System

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GGV Capital’s new Digital Economy Index has shown that fast-growing ecommerce companies with differentiated offerings might yield higher returns sooner than towering incumbents like Alibaba or Amazon. Here’s a deep dive into why we think certain ecommerce companies are better performing than others.