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MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus brands will co-exist, says Ashish Kashyap

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | More »

In February 2000, MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra walked out of eVentures’ office near Churchgate station in Mumbai as he was not happy with the valuation that Neeraj Bhargava, managing partner of eVentures India, offered his startup. But on his way to the airport, Kalra had a second thought. He pic...


It would be difficult to get a new buyer for AskMe: Sanjiv Gupta

Sanjiv Gupta, former managing director and CEO of Getit Infoservices Pvt. Ltd, that runs e-commerce brand AskMe, is engaged in a fierce battle with the controlling investor Malaysian digital services and telecom conglomerate Astro. AskMe suspended operations following a fund crunch when Astro stoppe...

19 October, 2016 | More »

Supam Maheshwari, CEO & Founder, FirstCry

Pure-play ecommerce model is not sustainable, says FirstCry’s Supam Maheshwari

FirstCry founder Supam Maheshwari is not resting on his laurels after creating the largest omni-channel baby care firm in the country. He is planning to unveil a private label and also bring a few global brands to India. In an exclusive chat with Techcircle.in, 42-year-old Maheshwari says omni-chann...

18 October, 2016 | More »

Sairee Chahal

Wherever we find relevance, we will acquire, says Sheroes’ Sairee Chahal

A community platform, a career destination, a guide in all spheres of life, Sheroes aims to be a one-stop shop for women for all their personal and professional needs. It currently has a one million strong community of women, who come together to share experiences, use resources for self-development...

13 October, 2016 | More »

Murugavel Janakiraman

90% of online wedding market is untapped, says Murugavel Janakiraman of bharatmatrimony.com

One of the earliest movers in the online matrimonial match-fixing space, Matrimony.com Pvt Ltd is all set for a listing in November. The company, which runs close to 300 matrimony and related online platforms including the flagship bharatmatrimony.com, is aiming to raise close to Rs 550 crore throug...

12 October, 2016 | More »

Kavin Bharti Mittal

We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology G...

7 October, 2016 | More »


We won’t stop at 16% market share; we want 70%, says GOQii’s Vishal Gondal

In a year when funding crunch has become a buzzword, Vishal Gondal, raised funds twice for his fitness technology venture GOQii. Last week, the startup raised an undisclosed amount from seasoned investor Ratan Tata and in February, the venture capital arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Pvt Ltd had ...

6 October, 2016 | More »

Mohit Bhatnagar

Payments is the next big opportunity in India, says Sequoia’s Mohit Bhatnagar

Mohit Bhatnagar has come to be known as the investor with a Midas touch in the Indian venture capital space. Three companies which had the managing director of Sequoia Capital on their board – Citrus Payments, Prizm Payments and Ujjivan (from which Sequoia made a part-exit) – gave the firm e...

3 October, 2016 | More »

Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta

Aim to turn profitable in six months, says Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta

Ethnic products e-tailer Craftsvilla has raised nearly $53 million from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. But the five-year-old startup, run by Kribha Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd, isn’t looking to mobilise more money anytime soon. Instead, ...

26 September, 2016 | More »

Rahul Kothari, Business Head, PayUbiz

PayU’s enterprise unit to focus on cross-border payments, tech play

Online payment solutions provider PayU, owned by South African Internet conglomerate Naspers, on Wednesday agreed to buy Mumbai-based rival Citrus Pay in one of the largest acquisitions in India’s fintech sector. The $130-million deal will increase PayU’s India customer base to 30 million and he...

15 September, 2016 | More »

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