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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Flipkart suffers yet another valuation markdown

Flipkart22Just when Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd was consolidating its position under the new CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, a fresh bout of valuation markdowns could prove to be a damper. More so, as the largest consumer internet company in India had experienced a tumultuous 2016. In fact, Macquarie Group-owned Optimum Fund’s decision to lower the value of […]

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Morgan Stanley trims Flipkart valuation to $5.39 bn

VCCircle_Flipkart8Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart has suffered its second markdown in as many months with a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley slashing the value of its stake in the company by 3%. According to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Morgan Stanley fund lowered the value of the Flipkart shares it […]

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Fidelity slashes Flipkart’s valuation to $5.56 bn

FlipkartFidelity Rutland Square Trust II, the mutual fund managed by Fidelity Investments, has lowered the value of its investment in Flipkart by 36.1%, valuing the e-commerce marketplace at $5.56 billion, nearly a third of its peak valuation of $15.2 billion in 2015. According to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the American […]

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Flipkart suffers another markdown as Vanguard slashes stake value by 33%

VCCircle_Flipkart8A mutual fund managed by US-based investment firm Vanguard Group has marked down the value of its stake in Flipkart by 33%, joining another investor Morgan Stanley in cutting India’s largest e-commerce marketplace’s valuation to historically low figures. The fresh markdown by Vanguard values Flipkart at $7.34 billion while Morgan Stanley slashed the value of […]

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Flipkart’s woes continue; two more top-level exits amid unending markdowns

Peeyush RanjanIn what is proving to be a year of top-level exits and big markdowns, Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd has lost another top executive—its former chief technology officer this time, after resignations of the chief financial officer and chief product officer, early this year. A Flipkart spokesperson confirmed the exits, of Peeyush Ranjan and private label […]

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Markdown plagues Flipkart again as Morgan Stanley cuts valuation to $5.57 bn

For-Flipkart-Story-TC_Shah-JunaidA mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley has marked down the value of its shares in Flipkart by 38.2% leaving India’s largest e-commerce marketplace’s valuation at $5.57 billion, nearly a third of its peak valuation of $15.2 billion last year. The fund has slashed the value of its Flipkart shares to $52.13 per share as […]

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Snapchat confidentially files for an IPO: report

IPO_ThinkstockPhotos-5143007392Photo messaging service Snapchat confidentially filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), sometime before Donald J Trump was declared President-elect of the United States, according to a Reuters report filed a few hours ago, citing unnamed sources. While the Internet company will hit the public markets in March, it […]

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Zomato to set up kitchens, launch annual membership service to push revenues

Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd will launch two new initiatives – Zomato Red and Zomato Infrastructure Services – to increase revenue and profitability, Mint newspaper reported on Monday. The new initiatives will be rolled out between February and June 2017. In an interview with the daily, Deepinder Goyal, co-founder and chief executive officer, said that he […]

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Flipkart’s markdown blues continue as Fidelity, Valic trim stake value

FlipkartIndia’s largest online marketplace Flipkart’s valuation woes seem to be far from over as two American mutual funds, Fidelity Rutland Square Trust II and Valic Co. have marked down the value of their investment in the company for the second time this year. According to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the […]

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