Why startups are making a beeline for the online-to-offline space

1: Praveer Kochhar (Shouut), 2 & 3: Co-founders Satish Mani & Manish Chopra (Little), 4 & 5: Co-founders Samik Sarkar & Shashank Agnihotri (Zakoopi), 6 & 7 & 8: Co-founders Amit Koshal, Rishi Batra, Amit Sharma (Fashalot), 9: Danish Ahmed (Shopsity)End-of-season sales were once known for eager shoppers lining up at store doors early in the morning to get the best bargains. In the last couple of years, however, the crowds have thinned out. Customers now prefer to buy online, attracted by the frequent discounts offered by e-commerce stores. It is to lure back the […]

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Why startups are making a beeline for the online-to-offline space

1: Praveer Kochhar (Shouut), 2 & 3: Co-founders Satish Mani & Manish Chopra (Little), 4 & 5: Co-founders Samik Sarkar & Shashank Agnihotri (Zakoopi), 6 & 7 & 8: Co-founders Amit Koshal, Rishi Batra, Amit Sharma (Fashalot), 9: Danish Ahmed (Shopsity)End-of-season sales were once known for eager shoppers lining up at store doors early in the morning to get the best bargains. In the last couple of years, however, the crowds have thinned out. Customers now prefer to buy online, attracted by the frequent discounts offered by e-commerce stores. It is to lure back the […]

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Deals app Little strengthens upper deck

Deals discovery app Little, which counts Zovi.com’s founders Manish Chopra and Satish Mani as promoters, has strengthened its top management with two new appointments. The startup, run by Bangalore-based Little Internet Pvt Ltd, has appointed Suraj Panigraphy as VP (sales and merchant acquisition) and Wishy Arora as VP of products, as per a press statement. […]

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Zovi founders raise $50M for new deals discovery startup from Paytm, others

Founders of Bangalore-based private label fashion e-tailer Zovi have raised $50 million (Rs 318 crore) from a group of investors led by One97Communications, which runs mobile commerce venture Paytm, and an unnamed large investor for a separate startup focused on deals discovery. SAIF Partners and Tiger Global Management, who are existing investors in Zovi, also participated, it […]

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