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What PepperTap’s shutdown means for e-grocery business

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | More »

India’s third-largest e-grocer PepperTap shutting shop reveals the challenge of running a tech startup, expanding aggressively and managing customer expectations as discounts recede with longer path to profitability. It also shines some light on the complexities related to the grocery vertical...


Punit Soni to turn an angel for Indian startups

Former Google executive Punit Soni, who is moving back to Silicon Valley after a one-year stint with Flipkart in Bangalore as chief product officer, plans to stay connected to the Indian startup ecosystem by being an active seed investor. He said he will advise and mentor at least four early-stage t...

21 April, 2016 | More »


Can’t say my exit not linked to Flipkart management change: Punit Soni

Punit Soni, who last week quit as Flipkart’s chief product officer, has admitted his exit is related to the recent management reshuffle at India’s largest e-commerce company. For full article click here...

20 April, 2016 | More »


How T. Rowe Price’s markdown of Flipkart valuation differs from Morgan Stanley’s

American asset management firm T. Rowe Price has marked down the value of its investment in India’s top e-commerce firm Flipkart, becoming the second such investor after Morgan Stanley to do so. In its quarterly report for the period ended March 31, 2016, a public market fund managed by T. Row...

18 April, 2016 | More »


Maharashtra govt penalises Flipkart, Snapdeal & Amazon for e-tailing medicines

The Maharashtra government has taken action against e-commerce giants Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart which were selling medicines online without valid licences, Lok Sabha was informed today. “Food and Drug Administration, Maharashtra has taken regulatory action against Snapdeal, Amazon and Flip...

27 February, 2016 | More »


Flipkart pulls the plug on grocery delivery app Nearby

The country’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart has shut down its grocery delivery app Nearby, five months after it was launched in Bangalore. “Flipkart Nearby was a piloted in select areas of Bangalore. The experiment was a test for understanding efficiencies and operations of the hyper local...

26 February, 2016 | More »


Flipkart partners with MOOC venture Udacity for interview-less hiring

The country’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart is hiring graduates without conducting interviews, as part of a partnership with US-based online education unicorn Udacity. Flipkart has employed three graduates from Udacity’s Android nanodegree programs, it said. There were no in-person convers...

29 January, 2016 | More »


Flipkart names Sachin Bansal executive chairman, Binny Bansal CEO

Binny Bansal, co-founder and COO of India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart, has taken over as its CEO while co-founder Sachin Bansal, who has been holding chairman and CEO positions, will now be executive chairman, a communique on the company’s website stated. “In his role as executive ch...

11 January, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart hires former Twitter executive Tarun Jain

Flipkart, the country’s largest e-commerce venture, has appointed former Twitter executive Tarun Jain as the head of products for its advertising group. Jain will be responsible for driving the group’s business strategy, product vision, product roadmap, execution, partnerships and customer adopt...

23 November, 2015 | More »

How Flipkart as a marketplace and its top vendor grew last year

India’s top online retailer Flipkart is estimated to have continued to generate bulk of its sales from what was legally its former in-house vendor last financial year. WS Retail Services Pvt Ltd, which was the only vendor on Flipkart.com before it turned into a marketplace two years ago, almos...

13 November, 2015 | More »

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