Home > Archive by tag 'Grofers'

Posts Tagged ‘ Grofers ’

How SoftBank’s local portfolio firms have fared as chairman Son visits India

Friday, December 2, 2016 | More »

For-Softbank-Story-Thumbnail_ThinkstockPhotos-511072562
Not many investors can boast of a portfolio which is more than half full of unicorns. Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp happens to be one such investor in India. Of its seven portfolio firms, four – Hike, Ola, Snapdeal and InMobi – are unicorns, meaning each startup ...

Masayoshi-Son

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son to visit India; big announcement on Ola expected

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and managing director Masayoshi Son is coming to India early December when the Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate is expected to make a few high-profile announcements, said two people directly aware of the upcoming visit. SoftBank is one of the largest investors ...

21 November, 2016 | More »

Grofers

Grofers scraps app-only model, launches website

Tiger Global-backed grocery delivery firm Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has scrapped its app-only model and launched its desktop website. The move comes at a time when the Gurgaon-based startup is struggling with margins and unit economics. “Launching Grofers website on desktop – Grofers.com. Best offe...

20 October, 2016 | More »

tiger

Is lack of exits impacting Tiger Global’s Indian appetite?

From 2005, when it first set foot in India, till 2015, Tiger Global was roaring in the Indian startup jungle. The US-based asset management firm with hedge and venture capital funds made calculated moves in the first five years making two to five investments annually. In 2011, it took a massive leap...

12 September, 2016 | More »

Spreding_fe

Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet platform and an online shopping site. In itself, the transaction is not unusual – Paytm is raising funds for growth and MediaTek is known for backing innovative firms. Wh...

12 September, 2016 | More »

Zapmart

Why hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart wants to open offline stores

Online hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart plans to set up brick-and-mortar stores, as the Mumbai-based company seeks to avoid the risks that sank several ventures in the segment. Zapmart founder Parvez Siddiqui told TechCircle the physical stores will be part of an omni-channel strategy and help att...

7 September, 2016 | More »

GrocShop1

Exclusive: Grocery delivery startup GrocShop folds as pain spreads

Mumbai-based online grocery delivery firm GrocShop has shut down, joining the growing list of startups that failed to find a profitable growth model in a segment which until recently was attracting investors in droves but is now feeling the pinch of a slowdown in funding. GrocShop co-founder Ayush G...

30 June, 2016 | More »

GrocerMax_fe

How Grocermax is doing things differently in India’s e-grocery space

Few will disagree that India’s online grocery market offers vast opportunities. Few will agree, however, on how to tap into those opportunities. The recent shutdown of VC-funded online grocery firm PepperTap and the operational consolidation by Grofers clearly indicate the challenges that such del...

6 May, 2016 | More »

paper_tap_fe

What PepperTap’s shutdown means for e-grocery business

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...

26 April, 2016 | More »

PepperTap

Why VC-backed PepperTap shut its hyperlocal grocery business

Gurgaon-based PepperTap began its online grocery delivery business in late 2014 and quickly expanded to become the third most heavily funded player after BigBasket and Grofers. Its end was equally quick. The startup late last week decided to shut down its main business after months of rapid expansio...

25 April, 2016 | More »

Page 1 of 212