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Hitesh Oberoi, MD & chief executive, Info Edge

Will increase share of non-IT jobs on Naukri: Info Edge’s Hitesh Oberoi

India’s largest job portal Naukri.com is looking to expand its offering in order to offset the slump in IT hiring. For parent company Info Edge, Naukri is the most profitable vertical, even as its matrimonial and education verticals steadily inch towards profitability. Info Edge’s real estate ve...

27 December, 2016 | More »

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm hopeful of customers staying even after cash crunch stabilises

Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma talks to InfraCircle on the sidelines of an event on “petroleum retailing and the road ahead”. Edited excerpts: How prepared was Paytm prior to the demonetisation announcement? We were building a bank and this sort of came in the middle of it so we didn...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Paytm to be one of the final two marketplaces, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, has risen to the occasion to make the most of the demonetization and the cashless economy push initiated by Narendra Modi government. Full-page advertisements in popular dailies, TV commercials, outdoor as well as ambience campaigns across consumer touch-p...

9 December, 2016 | More »

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Health-tech startup Lybrate’s CEO on building the ‘Quora’ for health and growth plans

Lybrate Inc. is striving to become the go-to digital platform for patients to discuss health-related issues and for doctors to connect with one another. The health-tech startup allows users to book audio, video or in-person consultations with doctors and ask health-related questions for free through...

7 December, 2016 | More »

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Markdowns reflect sentiment, vital to see if firm is on right path: IAN’s Srivastava

Dozens of startups have shut shop in 2016 while many others have struggled with a funding crunch and valuation markdowns. But serial entrepreneur and investor Saurabh Srivastava is not too perturbed. The chairman and co-founder of the Indian Angel Network (IAN), one of the largest and oldest angel g...

1 December, 2016 | More »

Roopa Kudva

Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Omidyar Network’s Roopa Kudva

Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Roopa Kudva, OmidyarPhilanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network established its India office in October 2009 to expand the firm’s investments in the rapidly growing economy. Since then, Omidyar Network, which has the flexibility to offe...

22 November, 2016 | More »

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Beauty has a strong repeat rate: UrbanClap CEO

Two-year-old UrbanClap, one of the most-funded startups in the home services industry, has charted out a clear growth plan for the next six months – focus on the beauty segment, add new categories like nannies, maids and cooks and keep improving its systems for better customer experience. The Gurg...

17 November, 2016 | More »

Ram Charan

Companies can’t have long-term life without digital roadmap: Ram Charan

Every company that has a vision needs to be digitised because there is no long-term life without a digital roadmap, says renowned coach, speaker and author Ram Charan. And, for being relevant in the digital age, more investments are needed in technologies than focus on cheaper costs. In an exclusive...

9 November, 2016 | More »

Sanjay Baweja

Sachin and Binny Bansal will take Flipkart to greater heights, says outgoing CFO Sanjay Baweja

It has not been a great year for Flipkart so far. Markdowns by investors, constant struggle to retain leadership in the market thanks to fierce competition from an aggressive Amazon and failure to retain top talent internally—India’s largest ecommerce firm has been facing its demons. To add ...

28 October, 2016 | More »

Sanjay Sethi, CEO, ShopClues.com

The mad rush for GMV is over, says ShopClues CEO Sanjay Sethi

While the Diwali season turned into a battle between Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart; ShopClues, run by Clues Network Pvt. Ltd., has been quietly chasing profitability. The Gurgaon-based firm is confident of registering EBIDTA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) profitabil...

24 October, 2016 | More »