Myntra launches first offline store in Bengaluru to push private label brand

Myntra launches first offline store in Bengaluru to push private label brandNearly seven months after Myntra announced its intent to go offline, the Flipkart-backed online fashion and lifestyle e-tailer has launched its first offline store in Bengaluru. The 4,000 sq ft store, which will be open to the public tomorrow, would be an exclusive store for what Myntra claims to be its biggest as well as […]

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Exclusive: Amazon elevates India head Amit Agarwal

For-Amazon-Amit-Agarwal-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-1809439971US-based Amazon.com, Inc. has elevated India chief Amit Agarwal to senior vice president (SVP), making him one of the few SVPs at the e-tailing giant globally, a person familiar with the development told VCCircle. The meatier role is a likely reward for Agarwal’s successful efforts in building the India business organically despite the presence of […]

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Stayzilla’s Vasupal files bail plea; startup world rallies behind him

Jai-arrest_ThinkstockPhotos-1Chennai-based homestay aggregator Stayzilla’s co-founder and chief executive Yogendra Vasupal, who was arrested on charges of defrauding a vendor, has filed for bail before Chennai’s Special Metropolitan Magistrate. Vasupal is currently at Chennai’s Puzhal Central Prison. Vasupal was arrested by the Chennai police on Tuesday, after Jigsaw Advertising filed a criminal complaint against him alleging […]

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Exclusive: Virtual reality startup ShilpMIS raises angel funding

Virtual reality startup ShilpMIS raises angel fundingSurat-based ShilpMIS Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Puneet Gupta, a digital industry veteran and angel investor, Nimitt Desai, partner at Deloitte US, and other high net worth individuals (HNIs), a top company executive told VCCircle. Founded earlier this month by IIT Guwahati graduates Hardik Desai and Vivek Bhargav, ShilpMIS […]

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Franklin Templeton-backed fintech firm Deal4Loans rebrands to Wishfin, eyes M&A

Puru Vashishtha, director and board member at wishfinLending marketplace Deal4Loans, run by Noida-based Mywish Marketplaces Pvt. Ltd, has rebranded to Wishfin as the company looks to bring loans, mutual funds and insurance products under one platform. While Deal4Loans will continue to facilitate loan disbursals, the core offerings (personal, home and car loans), and new products, such as mutual funds, insurance and deposits, […]

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ShopClues investors rally behind Radhika and Sanjay in battle against Sandeep Aggarwal

Sanjay Sethi and Radhika AggarwalShopClues investors have rallied behind the firm’s management led by Radhika Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi in their showdown with founder and CEO Sandeep Aggarwal—the estranged husband of Radhika—who went public about their marital discord and accused her of stalling his re-entry into the company. The firm’s board has rejected Sandeep’s claims and termed his public […]

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Home services startup Frapperz raises $100K in seed funding

Home services startup Frapperz raises $100K in seed fundingOn-demand home services provider Frapperz has raised $100,000 (Rs 66.6 lakh) in seed funding from a group of investors led by an Australia-based healthcare entrepreneur. The mobile platform, owned and operated by NumeroSeven Technologies Pvt Ltd, has recorded over 10,000 active downloads, the startup said in a press release. It claims to have clocked monthly […]

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Exclusive: Flipkart appoints commerce platform finance head as CFO

For-Sriram-Venkataraman-Flipkart-Hiring-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-51559605211Homegrown e-commerce major Flipkart has elevated Sriram Venkataraman, the chief financial officer of its commerce platform as the company’s finance chief. Venkataraman took over as CFO in January, a spokesperson told VCCircle, adding that this was part of the organisational changes made that month. “We are in the process of hiring a group CFO,” the […]

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After TVF trashes charges, more women allege sexual harassment by founder

A former employee’s post alleging sexual harassment against The Viral Fever (TVF) Media Labs founder and CEO Arunabh Kumar has prompted other women to come forward with similar accounts. Operated by Contagious Online Media Network Pvt. Ltd, TVF is an online digital entertainment channel. On March 12, a woman calling herself ‘Indian Fowler’ published an […]

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ShopClues co-founder Sandeep Aggarwal accuses wife of stalling his re-entry

Marital discord, it seems, has engulfed another Indian unicorn. This time around, Tiger Global-backed e-commerce marketplace ShopClues’ co-founder and former CEO Sandeep Aggarwal, who stepped down after his arrest in the US for insider trading, has accused his wife, co-founder and chief business officer Radhika Aggarwal, and co-founder and CEO Sanjay Sethi of thwarting his […]

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