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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A Tech Billionaire and The Case of The Bumbling Blackmailers

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a rough place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians received WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet…

India Has Already Hit Record Number of $1 Billion Startups This Year

You get a clear sense of Policybazaar’s target audience the first time you watch Yama, the Hindu god of death, drag a bedridden man to hell for failing to buy insurance. In a series of melodramatic TV spots, the fearsome deity,…

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

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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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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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MapmyIndia 2.0: Battling For Supremacy

A long-drawn battle for supremacy is underway in India’s online navigation space and the country’s oldest mapmaker, MapmyIndia, is busy readying its war chest to slug it out. MapmyIndia, owned by CE Info Systems that was founded by the husband-wife…

As MapmyIndia enters Google territory, can it beat the Goliath of internet?

It was a late January morning. Bitter winter had just taken leave of Delhi. Rakesh Verma, founder and CEO of MapmyIndia, settled down in his Jaguar, tapped on the built-in navigator and entered the destination: Kailash Colony Metro Station, barely…

WhatsApp: The New Business Card, Storefront, And Cash Register

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“WhatsApp wins India’s payment wars!” No. That’s fake news.

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India Contributes To Amazon’s 77% Profit Plunge: Why Company Will Still Continue To Invest Here

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Axis Bank buys FreeCharge for USD 60 Million

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Can FreeCharge Be The Trump Card For Amazon’s India Play?

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Amazon, Big Basket, Grofers: Food Retail Is Heating Up; Expect More New Players And Consolidation

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Amazon Pay Gets $20 Mn From Parent, Rolls Out Third-Party Payment Services

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Digital Payments: Paytm’s Biggest Contender Will Be WhatsApp Or Amazon?

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MobiKwik Stops Cashback To Start Loyalty Programme, Reduce Burn By 25%

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India’s E-Commerce Groups Urge To Stop Alibaba

A decade after allowing Amazon to start what would become India's largest online marketplace, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal appealed for government protection against his former employer. "Alibaba could approach the e-commerce unit as a complement to Paytm's core business, hoping…

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…

Indian Startups Should Focus On Sustainability, Stop Chasing Unicorn Tag

The next company that is being greenlighted to enter the prestigious Unicorn club of startups is Oyo Rooms, a SoftBank-backed budget hotel aggregator. On Oyo’s likelihood of becoming a unicorn, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, said…

Are Job Cuts At Snapdeal A Precursor To Its Merger With Alibaba And Paytm?

If Snapdeal follows the rule of the game, the company would deny any kind of merger talks with rival Paytm, or with investor Alibaba, unless a deal is concluded, at least verbally. “It will offer a new lease of life…

Uber-Reliance Jio Partnership Signals Larger Battle In Mobile Wallets

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio’s partnership with Uber, the American cab-hailing company announced on Monday, signals a larger battle in the mobile wallet space where Paytm leads with over 160 million users. Airtel could not gather the critical user base while…