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Amazon set to unveil Launchpad in India in next two months

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | More »

E-commerce giant Amazon is set to unveil its global programme for startups in India named Launchpad within the next two months, Mint reported citing three people familiar with the development. Amazon Launchpad is a programme which showcases innovative products from startups to customers. The Launchp...

Mark Schwartz

Goldman Sachs executive Mark Schwartz to join Paytm’s board

One97 Communications Ltd, which runs mobile wallet and e-commerce platform Paytm, on Monday announced that Mark Schwartz, vice chairman of US-based investment banking major Goldman Sachs Group and chairman in Asia-Pacific, will join its board, according to a statement. Schwartz, who is currently bas...

24 October, 2016 | More »


Now Chinese ride-hailing major Didi Chuxing wants to go global

Chinese taxi-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has expressed its ambitions to go global. Didi’s president Jean Liu made it clear at an event in the US that, “We are definitely going global.” “We are a big sponsor and a big believer in local players. If there are no existing local players, we will go...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Chinese search engine giant Baidu sets up $3 bn investment fund

Beijing-based search engine major Baidu Inc. has set up a 20 billion Yuan ($3 billion) fund to invest in the internet sector, the firm said on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the fund ‘Baidu Capital’ will focus on mid- and late-stage firms, with individual funding amounts ranging from $50 milli...

12 October, 2016 | More »

Karthik Rajeshwaran

Freecharge hires Karthik Rajeshwaran as director of strategy

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed former Obi Mobiles executive Karthik Rajeshwaran as director (strategy). Rajeshwaran will use his expertise to usher-in consumer centric innovations to expand revenue across new business opportunities, Freecharge said in a press ...

12 October, 2016 | More »


Paytm appoints ex-Citigroup executive Madhur Deora as CFO

Mobile payment and e-commerce company Paytm, owned by One97 Communications has appointed former Citigroup executive Madhur Deora as it chief financial officer and senior vice president, according to a statement. Deora, an alumnus of Wharton School, was earlier with Citigroup Investment Banking as ma...

6 October, 2016 | More »


Walmart-Flipkart combo may hurt common enemy Amazon

At a time when stakeholders in the Indian e-commerce industry were locked in an intense debate over who between Amazon and Flipkart will emerge the winner post the upcoming festive season, the development that the world’s largest retailer Walmart is in the process of picking up an equity stake in ...

27 September, 2016 | More »


Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet platform and an online shopping site. In itself, the transaction is not unusual – Paytm is raising funds for growth and MediaTek is known for backing innovative firms. Wh...

12 September, 2016 | More »


Alibaba may pick majority stake in Paytm’s e-commerce biz

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding is likely to pick a majority stake in the e-commerce business of One97 Communications Pvt Ltd, the company that also runs mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm. One97 will soon be separating its e-commerce operations from the mobile payment and...

25 August, 2016 | More »


Can Walmart and Flipkart help each other in India?

The world’s largest retailer Walmart’s acquisition of ecommerce company Jet.com has triggered speculation on whether this is the beginning of the company’s ambitious play in online retailing, a link sorely missing in its larger business plans. Also, there has been some discussion on whether wi...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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