Tiger Global’s Stake In Razorpay To Increase With ESOP Buyback Plan

US-based hedge fund and venture investor Tiger Global Management is buying back the shares of 140 employees at payments firm Razorpay via an employee stock option (ESOP) plan, a statement by the Bengaluru-based startup said. The investor is buying the…

Flipkart To Ramp Up Tech Team; To Hire 500 People

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Binny Bansal’s Exit Is More Good News Than Bad For Walmart

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Dear Flipkart And Amazon, Sales Are Measured In Rupees – Not Burj Khalifas

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Jack Of All Trades: What Really Happened To Hike Messenger?

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How India’s Small Businesses Are Preparing To Stop Walmart And Flipkart

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India’s eCommerce Companies Face Walmart And Amazon onslaught

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An Indian Unicorn Admits It Screwed Up And Is Rebooting With Layoffs

In the rush to grow rapidly, several Indian startups have over the last year ventured into areas not directly related to their core businesses. For instance, in December 2017, ride-hailing startup Ola acquired food-delivery startup Foodpanda and e-commerce major Flipkart is reportedly in…

Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart – Key Questions Answered

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Walmart In Final Stages Of Flipkart Deal, Amazon Left In The Cold

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Walmart May Announce Flipkart Deal Today

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Walmart Inches Closer To Sealing Deal With Flipkart

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Indian eCommerce Market Sees M&A Deals Worth $2.1 Bn in 2017

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Walmart-Flipkart Negotiations in Final Stages; Walmart To Add Value To Kirana Stores

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SoftBank’s $2.5 B Gives Flipkart More Ammo

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SoftBank Puts Its Eggs In Flipkart’s Shopping Basket

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Quikr’s Quick-Fire Acquisitions: Is It Time To Consolidate Now?

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Buoyed By Big 10 Sale, Flipkart To Further Expand Private Label

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How Start-Ups Die Plop!

Start-ups, the playfield of the young and the restless, have had a hard reality check. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group, calls 2016 “a year of anxi­ety” for Indian start-ups, with “a much-needed mar­ket correction” that saw…

How Entrepreneurial Dreams Are Lost When Investors Take Over Startup

Fights, ousters and exits are likely to occur when the management of a company takes over from its founders. This is because founders and managements don’t often think alike. In most cases, the board is run by investors who pump…

Is Flipkart Clawing Back In The Game Against Amazon?

In early signs of a reversal in fortunes, Flipkart has outrun rival Amazon India in gross sales in two consecutive months, after trouncing the US-based ecommerce company with its Big Billion Day sales in October. The Indian ecommerce giant recently…

A Perfectly Ordinary Silicon Valley Tradition Is Rattling The Core Of India’s Silicon Valley

The appointment of a new CEO at Flipkart has anguished many Indian entrepreneurs. “Global investors who have bet on India will now take a cue from Flipkart and bringing CEOs from outside may well become a trend in 2017. That’s…

Change At Flipkart To Set Precedence For Global Investors In India

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The New Era Of Startups

The startup ecosystem has become a hot topic for all and sundry. They have taken off and matured because of various factors such as availability of funding, consolidation activities by a number of firms, evolving technology space and a burgeoning…

From $15.5 Billion To $5.5 Billion: It’s The Year Of Devaluations But Flipkart’s Not Losing Sleep

India’s most valued internet company has been devalued—yet again. In one of the most drastic markdowns for Flipkart so far, one of its investors, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley, slashed the Bengaluru-based e-commerce major’s value to just $5.54…

With Hike Stories, Mittal Aims To Stop Fall In Weekday Traffic

Hike Messenger, the Indian instant messaging app, on Thursday launched Hike Stories that allow you to upload pictures and videos, and decorate them, but which would vanish in the next 48 hours. Hike Messenger, that has features similar to Facebook…

How Facebook Can Disrupt OLX, Quikr’s Marketplace

With its free listing of goods and services, Facebook could disrupt the paid model adopted by classified players in the country. “Whether you like it or not, doing something at scale and usability are big problems not many companies have…

The Real Reasons Behind Indian Startups Shutting Down

In April, on-demand grocery delivery service PepperTap shut shop. Recently, online beauty services provider Amber Wellness, which was operating in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, closed down. But these are not isolated cases. In 2015, around 13 startups closed operations.…

Will Uber come up trumps against homegrown Olacabs?

Why is taxi-hailing app Uber doubling down in India and China? Last month, the San Francisco-based company closed $1 billion in fresh funding, raising its valuation to $50 billion-plus. The fund-raising coincided with its announcement that it was going to…