Is This Flipkart’s Last Fundraise On Road To IPO?

India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart’s recent fundraise of $1.4 billion (around Rs 9,000 crore), the biggest-ever in the country’s burgeoning consumer internet sector, has undoubtedly filled its coffers for now, but it also begs some important questions. Will this be…

Infibeam: Rock-a-bye baby the e-commerce cradle rocks, but the bough breaks, it falls

The first ever move from an Indian e-commerce company to list on the stock exchange is in a “grave” position. Literally! High expectations are the mother of all disasters, which was why the “high-valuation” narrative was rejected by Indian retail…

Starting Trouble: A Dull Investment Climate For Start-ups

Amidst the growing cacophony of e-commerce start-ups announcing plans to raise capital, what goes unnoticed is the fate of many others that struggle to mop up funding after the initial seed round. The past 6-8 months have witnessed a complete…

Why there won’t be a big fat e-commerce IPO in India anytime soon

Young India is excited with the numbers thrown about by news reports on valuations. Some believe that a large company like Flipkart is valued at $15 billion (Rs 1 lakh crore) and everyone expects, if and when they list on…

Caught In The Big Sale

Sure eTailing is growing by leaps and bounds. But eTailers are booking more losses than profits. Deep discounts and returns are a downward spiral they can’t pull out of  by Vishal Krishna & Abraham C. Mathews This scene repeats every…

Flipkart May Be Readying Itself For Nasdaq Listing

E-commerce major Flipkart is believed to be working on an international listing, with Nasdaq in the US emerging as the preferred destination. Experts say before an initial public offering (IPO), expected in 12 to 18 months, the Bengaluru-based company must…