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Is Flipkart clawing back in the game against Amazon?

Friday, February 17, 2017 | More »

In early signs of a reversal in fortunes, Flipkart has outrun rival Amazon India in gross sales in two consecutive months, after trouncing the US-based ecommerce company with its Big Billion Day sales in October. The Indian ecommerce giant recently witnessed a top-level management rejig. Citing four...

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Med-tech startup SigTuple raises $5.8 mn from Accel, IDG Ventures, others

Medical-technology startup SigTuple Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised $5.8 million (around Rs 38.8 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Accel Partners with participation from IDG Ventures, Endiya Partners, pi Ventures, VH Capital and Axilor Partners. A number of angel investors, including Flipka...

13 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal reiterates stand on ‘level playing field’ for local cos

E-commerce giant Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal has re-ignited the debate around a “level playing field” for Indian startups, saying it is essential to ensure that local companies don’t get “prematurely killed” by foreign competition. “Indian companies can and they...

9 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart, Amazon drop $1 bn Souq acquisition bid: Report

US-based Amazon.com Inc and Indian online retailer Flipkart have dropped a bid to acquire Middle East-based horizontal e-commerce venture Souq.com due to a disagreement over price, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Souq.com has now reached out to Dubai-based mall company Majid Al Futtaim, the report ...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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Reshuffle continues at Flipkart as 3 more top-level execs resign

Two days after Flipkart appointed investor Tiger Global’s former executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its new CEO, three top management executives are reportedly leaving the company. According to a report by The Economic Times on Wednesday, Flipkart’s supply chain arm Ekart’s head Saikiran Krishn...

11 January, 2017 | More »

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Will Tiger man Kalyan Krishnamurthy ride Flipkart out of trouble?

Shedding whatever remaining trappings of an advisory role, venture capital investor Tiger Global has taken direct control of Flipkart with the appointment of its former executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO of the e-commerce firm. Krishnamurthy will be responsible for the company’s profit and ...

11 January, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart’s Binny Bansal invests in 3D printing startup Supercraft3D

Additive manufacturing 3D printing startup, Supercraft3D has raised $1 million (Rs 6.6 crore) in seed funding from Flipkart founder Binny Bansal, along with four other angel investors, according to a media report on Tuesday. The Bengaluru-based startup, founded in early 2016 and operated by Supercra...

10 January, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart names Kalyan Krishnamurthy new CEO, Binny Bansal Group CEO

E-commerce major Flipkart on Monday named Kalyan Krishnamurthy its new chief executive officer and made co-founder and current CEO Binny Bansal group CEO in a major organisational restructuring. Krishnamurthy, a former Tiger Global executive, currently heads the design organisation category. Co-foun...

9 January, 2017 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Flipkart braves markdowns, Amazon threat

A steep markdown in valuation, series of top-level exits, heightened competition and prolonged funding drought—India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart has had a tumultuous year, to put it mildly. In fact, this was the first year since 2011 when investors didn’t infuse any capital into ...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart, Amazon to bet big on fashion in 2017

Indian e-commerce heavyweights Flipkart and Amazon India are aggressively focusing on the high-margin fashion segment as they aim for profitability in the long run. Both Amazon India and Flipkart are expanding their private labels in addition to exploring more exclusive brand partnerships to open up...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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