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rajesh

CA Media’s Rajesh Kamat on e-com consolidation, digitisation & strategic investments

CA Media, promoted by former News Corporation COO Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group and former Star TV Asia CEO Paul Aiello, has been aggressively looking to buy and build media & entertainment assets in India. The firm announced its two investments in the traditional media space last year and has...

22 January, 2013 | More »

Pankaj-Chaddah

Zomato co-founder on next funding round, new features & revenue model

Zomato is one of the few Indian consumer internet services firm that has expanded to the overseas market. The firm, which is backed by Info Edge (India), the country’s largest public listed internet company, is now looking at next round of funding which may involve new investors. Techcircle.in cau...

21 January, 2013 | More »

Manish-Patel

Mswipe adding about 1,500 merchants a month: Founder Manish Patel

Founded in March 2011 by Manish Patel, mobile POS solution provider Mswipe essentially targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It offers Swipe, a mobile phone-based POS service for small merchants that enables plastic card payments via mobile phone. The company provides an Mswipe card reader th...

10 January, 2013 | More »

Ranjan

There are no plans to merge with Shine.com: Ranjan Sinha, CEO, MyParichay.com

Online recruitment solutions website MyParichay.com, which was recently in news for the deal with media and publishing group HT Media Ltd, claims to be the largest social hiring application. The Delhi-based media house has bought a small stake through an arm and may pick as much as 40 per cent in th...

2 January, 2013 | More »

Vijay-Sampat

Amar Chitra Katha CEO Vijay Sampat on biz restructuring, foray into digital media & more

Edupreneur Anant Pai started Amar Chitra Katha way back in 1967 which went on to become one of India’s biggest comic book series for children – presenting the tales from Indian mythology. But like any other publication, it was facing challenges in terms of re-inventing itself for a digital world...

20 December, 2012 | More »

ranjith

BuyThePrice CEO Ranjith Boyanapalli on switch to marketplace model, break-even & more

BuyThePrice.com, an e-commerce site owned and operated by Hyderabad-based MyZingo eCommerce Service Pvt Ltd, recently pivoted from e-com to a full-fledged marketplace (read here for more on that). The e-tailer had earlier raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Rajan Anandan, Rehan Yar Kh...

14 December, 2012 | More »

anil

We needed funding as payment cycle in digital ad space is not too regular: Anil Mathews of Adnear

Singapore and Bangalore-based Adnear Pte Ltd (formerly Imere Technologies), a location-based mobile advertising platform that supports both feature phones and smartphones, recently raised Rs 35 crore ($6.3 million) in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners. The company’s adverti...

5 December, 2012 | More »

pranay

Ads top revenue contribution; premium listing, lead generation to perk up in future: Quikr CEO

Attracting multiple rounds of funding is surely an indicator that signals a successful startup. Moreover, by bringing on board a top tier private equity firm to the mix of investors, Pranay Chulet, the founder & CEO of Quikr.com, has hit pay dirt. For the IIT Delhi-IIM Calcutta passout, Quikr is...

29 November, 2012 | More »

Satya-Prabhakar

Sulekha is no longer a classifieds site, it’s a marketplace: Founder & CEO Satya Prabhakar

Sulekha.com, one of India’s leading online and mobile platforms for local classifieds, has recently rebranded and is now positioning itself as a local services marketplace. The company has offices in 14 cities across the country, and also has presence in New York, Austin and Toronto. As the first-...

22 November, 2012 | More »

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We should do a billion dollar in gross merchandise value by 2015: Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl

In September last year, Kunal Bahl, founder of Snapdeal, took a decision with significant impact on his business – transitioning from a pure online deals site to a full-fledged horizontal e-commerce company via a marketplace model. Such a change was not new to Bahl, as he had started his entrepren...

15 November, 2012 | More »