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Deals site Nearbuy gets $2.2 mn in loans from BlackSoil Capital

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | More »

Deals and discounts site Nearbuy has raised venture debt of Rs 15 crore (about $2.25 million) from non-banking financial company BlackSoil Capital Pvt. Ltd. The Gurgaon-based company plans to use the capital to invest in customer and merchant technology, it said in a statement. This is the first deb...


Web-marketing platform for hotels & restaurants LimeTray raises Series A funding from Matrix, others

Delhi-based Alchemy Web Pvt Ltd, which operates an online platform that helps restaurants to run their day-to-day operations, including ordering, online presence management and customer relationship management (CRM) under the brand LimeTray, has bagged an undisclosed amount in its Series A funding ...

1 October, 2014 | More »


Groupon promotes Ankur Warikoo to APAC emerging markets head, elevates India team

Daily deals site Groupon has expanded the role of the team at Groupon India who will be now entrusted with additional responsibilities dealing with growth in the key emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region including India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. As part of the reshuffle, Ankur ...

18 June, 2013 | More »


Lack of merchant focus tripped up Indian group buying sites: Groupon India CEO Ankur Warikoo

Founded by Andrew Mason in 2008, Groupon created a niche as a group buying site. Although copycats jumped in, the early mover was one among the slew of high interest internet IPOs in the US two years ago. Then it all came crashing down. Today, the company is valued some one-fourth of its original ma...

26 March, 2013 | More »

Our aim is not to become the biggest e-com play, but to dominate in deals: Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Groupon India.

At a time when most of the ‘deals’ sites in India forayed into product sales or broad-based e-commerce, Groupon stuck to its core focus of building out the deals business. In an exclusive interview with Techcircle, its chief executive Ankur Warikoo reveals how the company is building out...

18 March, 2013 | More »


Groupon India has won back ‘brand’ name but battle for domain name groupon.in still in court

World’s largest group buying site Groupon has recently rebranded its Indian operations for the second time in almost a year – from Crazeal to Groupon India – and now sports the mother brand. The site crazeal.com now redirects to www.groupon.co.in, but the legal battle is not over yet, Ankur...

22 November, 2012 | More »


Groupon’s Indian venture Crazeal claims to be selling a deal voucher every 33 seconds; eyes profit by 2013-end

Crazeal, the Indian arm of the world’s largest online group buying site Groupon, has completed its first year of operations in the country. Techcircle.in caught up with Ankur Warikoo, who heads the Indian venture, to get a lowdown on the business directly from the horse’s mouth as several player...

25 October, 2012 | More »


If done in the right way, deals biz does work out: Ankur Warikoo, CEO of Groupon’s Indian venture Crazeal

If you thought ‘deals’ are dying down and the industry itself is on the verge of extinction, here is a rejoinder. Many players may have shut shop (read our story here) and some of the large players could have pivoted to being horizontal ecommerce firms. Big deal? So, why is it that the Indian ar...

5 June, 2012 | More »

GroupOn Rebranding SoSasta As Crazeal: Why, How & When

The world’s largest online group buying site GroupOn is re-branding its Indian unit SoSasta.com, acquired early this year, into Crazeal.com as it implements the global parent’s technology platform in India and seeks to cut out the negative branding connotation of the existing brand. The re-brand...

2 September, 2011 | More »