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Aim to turn profitable in six months, says Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta

Monday, September 26, 2016 | More »

Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta
Ethnic products e-tailer Craftsvilla has raised nearly $53 million from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. But the five-year-old startup, run by Kribha Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd, isn’t looking to mobilise more money anytime soon. Instead, ...


Fashion rental startup Flyrobe gets $5.3 mn from IDG Ventures and others

On-demand fashion rental platform Flyrobe has raised $5.3 million (about Rs 35 crore) in a Series A investment round led by IDG Ventures. Tokyo-based GREE Ventures and existing investor Sequoia Capital also participated in this round, the startup said in a statement. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Shar...

31 August, 2016 | More »


What Flipkart buying Jabong means for online fashion industry & rivals

Flipkart buying online fashion retailer Jabong has been deciphered in myriad ways by the two companies’ rivals and industry experts. While some describe it as a development that will determine the winners and losers in the fashion e-tail space, one of the largest and fastest growing segments withi...

27 July, 2016 | More »


Ethnic products marketplace Craftsvilla buys clothing rental startup F2SO4

Craftsvilla, an online marketplace for ethnic products that raised about $52 million from investors last year, has acquired women clothing rental platform F2SO4 for an undisclosed amount in its third takeover deal in as many months. The F2SO4 team will join Craftsvilla as part of the deal. In additi...

28 April, 2016 | More »


Craftsvilla acquires Indian specialty foods startup PlaceofOrigin

Mumbai-based Kribha Handicrafts Pvt Ltd, which runs e-commerce marketplace for ethnic products Craftsvilla, has acquired PlaceofOrigin, an Indian specialty foods startup, in an all-stock deal. “Craftsvilla’s vision is to build a one-stop destination for consumers to buy everything ethnic...

26 February, 2016 | More »


Craftsvilla acquires logistics enabler Sendd for $5M

Mumbai-based Kribha Handicrafts Pvt Ltd, which runs e-commerce marketplace for ethnic products Craftsvilla, has acquired on-demand logistics enabler Sendd. The all-equity deal values the Kae Capital-backed startup at close to $5 million (around Rs 34 crore), Craftsvilla said in a statement. Kae wil...

2 February, 2016 | More »


Ethnic e-tailer Craftsvilla gets $34M more from Sequoia & others

Mumbai-based Kribha Handicrafts Pvt Ltd, which runs e-commerce marketplace for ethnic products Craftsvilla, has raised $34 million in Series C funding from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Nexus Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital and Apoletto also participat...

17 November, 2015 | More »


Open marketplace model & extensive use of tech helped us become the first profitable e-com business in India

E-commerce is still in its early stages in India where its adoption is triggered by heavy discounts and low-price grey market replicas of branded products. However, it is a positive industry which will continue to grow, with larger wallet size, wider customer audience and wider availability of produ...

20 December, 2013 | More »


Handicrafts e-com marketplace Craftsvilla claims to hit profitability, looking to clock GMV of Rs 10Cr in FY14

Mumbai-based Kribha Handicrafts Pvt Ltd, which runs an ecom marketplace for handicrafts Craftsvilla.com, claims to have hit breakeven with profit after tax of 1.2 per cent of sales for the second quarter of 2013. It did not say how much sales it clocked in the quarter but said it is targeting gross ...

22 November, 2013 | More »


TC Debate: Are Indian investors too stringent when it comes to investing in early stage startups?

Like you already know, we are innovative chaps (yes we are, period!), and keep trying to come up with new sections to entice as well engage our readers. We recently started with a ‘startup advice’ series that focuses on successful entrepreneurs / investors giving important ‘gyaan’ on startin...

11 October, 2013 | More »

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