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We aim to be an online hypermarket, are close to raising $2.5M: Sumat Chopra, CEO, EkStop

Monday, August 19, 2013 | More »

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EkStop, an online store dealing in grocery and daily essentials, wants to become an online hypermarket. The company was doing around 165 orders a day as of May this year, with the average transaction value pegged at Rs 1,200-1,300. Currently operating only in Mumbai, the startup is looking to expand...

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We want to emulate NASDAQ-listed real estate portal Zillow: Advitiya Sharma, co-founder, Housing

Real estate portal Housing.co.in, which started as a flat rental services platform in Mumbai, recently opened offices in Pune, Gurgaon and Hyderabad. The company followed this up by expanding to Bangalore and is introducing a lifestyle rating feature on its platform to help users evaluate the overal...

7 August, 2013 |More »

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We are aiming Rs 400Cr in annualised GMV within a year: Ambareesh Murty, CEO, Pepperfry

Founded in 2011 by ex-eBay employees Ambareesh Murty (CEO) and Ashish Shah (COO), e-commerce portal Pepperfry.com is trying to tap the nearly $2 billion niche furniture and home decor space in India as part of its broader lifestyle e-com venture. The Mumbai-based company claimed to have crossed Rs 1...

2 August, 2013 |More »

Inventory-led model doesn’t suit us; will deploy funds in building packaging centers & strategic marketing: Ambareesh Murty, CEO, Pepperfry

Founded in 2011 by ex-eBay employees Ambareesh Murty (CEO) and Ashish Shah (COO), e-commerce portal Pepperfry.com is trying to tap the nearly $2 billion niche furniture and home decor space in India. The Mumbai-based company claimed to have crossed Rs 100 crore in gross merchandise value (GMV) in Ja...

23 July, 2013 |More »

With groceries as a starting point, EkStop wants to become an online hypermarket; close to raising $2.5M

EkStop, an online store dealing in grocery and daily essentials, wants to become an online hypermarket. The company was doing around 165 orders a day as of May this year, with the average transaction value pegged at Rs 1,200-1,300. Currently operating only in Mumbai, the startup is now looking to ex...

12 July, 2013 |More »

Real estate portal Housing co-founder Advitiya Sharma on offering services along the lines of Zillow in India

In an exclusive interview with Techcircle, Advitiya Sharma, co-founder of real estate portal Housing, explains how the firm is building the business on the lines of Zillow, a NASDAQ-listed online real estate database that was created and founded in 2005 by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, former Microso...

5 July, 2013 |More »

Mobile POS startup Mswipe developing a B2C pin-input swiper, plans to raise Series B funding by 2013 end: Manish Patel, CEO

Founded in March 2011 by Manish Patel, mobile POS solution provider Mswipe mainly targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It offers Swipe, a POS service for small merchants that enables plastic card payments via mobile phones. Fuelled by an angel round in 2012, which was followed by an undisclo...

28 June, 2013 |More »

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We may buy more mobile gaming firms: Manish Agarwal, CEO, Reliance Entertainment Digital

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Entertainment created Zapak.com for PC gaming and BigFlix as an Indian version of US-based online DVD rental giant Netflix. These businesses were housed under Reliance Entertainment Digital, an arm of Reliance Big Entertainment (now Reliance Entertainment). Despite being...

3 June, 2013 |More »

Reliance Entertainment Digital to break even in FY14, looking at acquisitions in mobile gaming space: Manish Agarwal, CEO

Reliance Entertainment Digital, part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has a lot going on as of now. The company recently consolidated its gaming business under the brand name ‘Zapak’. Post that, it went ahead and acquired the gaming division of Tokyo-based Funnel Inc and Busan-based ...

3 May, 2013 |More »

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We want to replicate Quidsi’s business model in India: Supam Maheshwari, founder & CEO of Firstcry

Baby care products is one e-com category in India where the vertical players have managed to stand on their own and Firstcry.com seems to be breaking out of the pack. Founded by Supam Maheshwari in 2010, Brainbees Solutions, which runs Firstcry.com besides family wellness focused site Goodlife.com, ...

9 April, 2013 |More »

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