Exclusive: Tiger Global may be part-exiting Flipkart with 3x return

EXIT_FREE2Tiger Global, the biggest investor in Flipkart, may have struck a deal with Microsoft and other new investors to sell a part of its stake in the e-commerce company in the latest fund-raising round that valued it at $9.3 billion pre-money, a person familiar with the conversations told VCCircle. While US online retailer eBay, Chinese […]

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ShopClues looks to raise $75-100 mn in pre-IPO round

ShopCluesClues Network Pvt. Ltd, which runs e-commerce company ShopClues, is looking to raise $75-100 million (Rs 490-652 crore) in fresh funding even as it begins discussions with merchant banks for an initial public offering (IPO), a financial daily reported on Tuesday. The transaction is expected to be a mix of primary and secondary components, The […]

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Flipkart raises $1 bn in down round: Report

VCCircle_Flipkart8Bengaluru-based e-commerce behemoth Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd has reportedly raised $1 billion in a massive fundraising round. The firm will also secure an additional $1 billion in the next few months, a report by Bloomberg stated citing people aware of the development. The funds were secured at a down round that valued the company […]

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Former Housing CEO Jason Kothari takes the helm at FreeCharge

Jason-Kothari_CEO-Freecharge-01_feE-commerce firm Snapdeal, operated by Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has appointed Jason Kothari as the new chief executive officer of mobile recharge platform FreeCharge. Kothari will also continue his key leadership role as chief strategy and investment officer at Snapdeal, the company said in its statement. He replaces Govind Rajan, who exactly a month ago […]

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Key takeaways from Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s India visit

Home-sharing company Airbnb Inc has introduced a new offering in India, as it seeks to expand its operations in a market that is still tiny but growing rapidly. The company, whose online rental listings range from private rooms to manors and islands, launched the Trips platform during the visit of co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky […]

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Two senior executives resign from Snapdeal’s Bangalore centre

SnapdealE-commerce firm Snapdeal, owned by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, continues to see senior-level churn. This time, the company’s two associate vice presidents Balaji Hariharan and Hemanth Kota have resigned, a report in The Economic Times stated citing people aware of the development. Hariharan served as the head of growth and product management at Snapdeal Payments […]

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Myntra set to invest in 10 fashion brands with accelerator programme

For-Myntra-Story-TC_Shah-JunaidFlipkart-backed fashion e-tailer Myntra is set to sign term sheets with 10 domestic brands and get them aboard its recently launched Brand Accelerator programme, a top company official told VCCircle. “We have already closed term sheets with three of them and will soon complete it with the rest. Many more are at the conversation stage” […]

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Why Inventus’ Kanwal Rekhi doesn’t regret giving Flipkart, Snapdeal a miss

Kanwal RekhiMany moons ago, Kanwal Rekhi and John Dougery, the founding partners of Inventus Capital, carefully examined two fledgling e-commerce ventures but passed up the investment opportunity. The two startups—Flipkart and Snapdeal—have eventually gone on to become unicorns valued several billion dollars. However, the Indian-American businessman and investor Rekhi has no regrets about not taking a […]

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Exclusive: Former India head Latif Nathani quits eBay

Latif NathaniLatif Nathani, who was heading eBay’s India business up until recently, has resigned from the company. Nathani served as the managing director and vice president of eBay India since May 2013 until last month when he moved back to the US. Nathani decided to move to the US for personal reasons, a person aware of […]

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Myntra and Jabong to integrate back end and logistics functions

myntra_feFlipkart-backed Myntra and Jabong will share the same logistics infrastructure by bringing together their back end and supply chain functions, a report in a financial daily stated. “Myntra logistics will also be one of the partners for Jabong which already uses Ekart for shipping,” The Economic Times quoted Gunjan Soni, head of Jabong and chief […]

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