Omnichannel will dominate retail in a decade: VCCircle Consumer Summit

Priya Prasad

Adopting a mix of an offline and online strategy is necessary to succeed in retail as a standalone approach will never work, said ....

27 February, 2018

Logistics firm Xpressbees rejigs board in wake of Alibaba funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The board of Xpressbees has witnessed a major reshuffle in the wake of the Pune-headquartered logistics firm raising Rs 225 crore ....

1 February, 2018

Logistics firm Xpressbees raises $35 mn from Alibaba

Anand J

Logistics firm Xpressbees has raised Rs 225 crore (around $35 million) in its Series D round of funding from Singapore ....

30 January, 2018

Exclusive: FirstCry in talks with parenting platform mycity4kids for buyout

Dearton Thomas Hector & Manu P Toms

Online baby care retailer FirstCry is in talks with parenting platform mycity4kids for an acquisition, a person close to the development ....

13 January, 2017

Exclusive: Babycare startup Mamaearth secures funding from Fireside Ventures

Shruti Jain

Mamaearth, a babycare products startup, which sells its products only through Amazon India and has raised an undisclosed ....

20 December, 2016

Flipkart to launch offline stores to reach out to users in smaller cities

Binu Paul

India's largest e-commerce venture Flipkart is mulling over launching physical stores in smaller cities to attract more customers. Under ....

21 October, 2016

Pure-play ecommerce model is not sustainable, says FirstCry's Supam Maheshwari

Dearton Thomas Hector

FirstCry founder Supam Maheshwari is not resting on his laurels after creating the largest omni-channel baby care firm in the ....

18 October, 2016

FirstCry acquires BabyOye; raises $34 mn

Dearton Thomas Hector

Online baby products retailer FirstCry has agreed to acquire auto-to-software conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd's baby-care ....

17 October, 2016

Alibaba in talks with Delhivery, Xpressbees to build India logistics arm

Binu Paul

Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba Group is in talks with two Indian e-commerce logistics firms, Delhivery and Xpressbees, for potential ....

14 June, 2016

We will have 100 offline stores in India by the end of this year: FirstCry CEO Supam Maheshwari

Sainul K is a leading hybrid online-offline baby & kids retailer in India. Run by Pune-based BrainBees Solutions Pvt ....

6 August, 2014

Excl: Hybrid online-offline baby & kids products retailer Firstcry raises $15M in Series C led by Temasek's VC arm

Sainul K

Pune-based BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd, the startup behind, which offers baby and kids' products, has secured $15 ....

13 January, 2014

Firstcry adds subscription model to its site; what's on offer?

Anand Rai

BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd, the startup that runs (which offers baby and kids' products) and (which ....

5 August, 2013

We want to replicate Quidsi's business model in India: Supam Maheshwari, founder & CEO of Firstcry

Vrishank Chandavarkar

Baby care products is one e-com category in India where the vertical players have managed to stand on their own and ....

9 April, 2013 site is closed; end of the road for the e-com player?

Anand Rai

Yet another player seems to have joined the list of e-commerce startups shutting shop. This time, it is babycare products e-tailer, ....

19 November, 2012

FirstCry eyes breakeven in a year; targets $250M in GMV by 2015

Anand Rai

Baby care is one of the vertical e-commerce segments which saw at least half a dozen players enter the business. But two years ....

16 November, 2012

Kidswear e-com startup Unamia closes $1.2M seed round from AngelPrime, Blume Ventures

Sonam Gulati

E-commerce startup Unamia, which deals in kidswear, has announced the closing of its $1.2 million seed round, raised from AngelPrime ....

17 October, 2012

The toy story begins at Flipkart

Nandana Das

India's largest e-com venture has recently added a toy section to its product portfolio. The development comes after ....

19 June, 2012

Excl: Kidswear e-com startup Unamia raises funding from AngelPrime

Nandana Das

Ecommerce startup Unamia , which deals with kidswear, has raised undisclosed amount in angel funding from AngelPrime. Although ....

31 May, 2012

Excl: Former Reliance Trends CEO Arun Sirdeshmukh launches lifestyle e-store Fashionara; Gets funding from Lightspeed and Helion

Nandana Das

Arun Sirdeshmukh, former chief executive of Reliance Trends, has teamed up with Darpan Munjal (former CTO of Times Internet Ltd ....

29 May, 2012

FirstCry Grabs $14M In Series B Round Led By IDG Ventures & Joined By SAIF

Madhav A

IDG Ventures India led a $14 million series B round of investment into BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd, which owns the brands ....

13 February, 2012 Raises $4M From SAIF Partners

Preethi J

Pune-based BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs the online baby products shop, has raised $4 million from private ....

26 April, 2011