From 2000-2008, Porter worked as a Vice-President at Alibaba.com and Alibaba Group. In 2002, Porter took a year off from Alibaba to travel around-the-world, during which time he spent two months riding a bicycle across China retracing the southern route of the Long March.
After his time a Alibaba Porter wrote, directed and produced "Crocodile in the Yangtze", an independent documentary memoir film of the nearly 10 years spent at China's Alibaba.com. Drawing on more than 200 hours of footage filmed by 35 sources, the film presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at China's Internet revolution. It was awarded "Best Documentary" at the San Francisco United Film Festival and "Best Film on Innovation and Entrepreneurship" at the Silicon Valley Film Festival.