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Is Kalaari-backed baby products e-tailer Hushbabies shutting shop?

Monday, October 7, 2013 | More »

Baby products e-tailer Hushbabies.com, run by Lapis Marketing Pvt Ltd, seems to be the next niche e-com player to fall prey to the capital crunch in the market. While the portal is functioning as of now, it is not taking fresh orders. Half of the items listed on the portal are sold out; the site [&h...


Don’t have unrealistic expectations about valuations while pitching to a VC: Kalaari Capital’s Vani Kola

Pitching to a venture capital fund is an important step in the fundraising cycle of a company. The “pitch” done by an entrepreneur is one of the factors that will decide if the VC will put in money in the startup or not. With the investment ecosystem getting competitive and availability ...

30 August, 2013 | More »


A2zbaby.com site is closed; end of the road for the e-com player?

Yet another player seems to have joined the list of e-commerce startups shutting shop. This time, it is babycare products e-tailer A2zbaby.com, a brand owned and operated by Mumbai-based Claymould Interactive Pvt Ltd. The site is not operational at present and during the weekend, a message posted ...

19 November, 2012 | More »

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

Baby care is one of the vertical e-commerce segments which saw at least half a dozen players enter the business. But two years down the line, FirstCry.com seems to be breaking out of the pack in terms of search volume and number of visitors. At least, Google Trends says so (see table below), althoug...

16 November, 2012 | More »


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

E-commerce startup Unamia, which deals in kidswear, has announced the closing of its $1.2 million seed round, raised from AngelPrime and Blume Ventures. Techcircle.in first reported in May that AngelPrime put in an undisclosed amount into the company in the first tranche of funding. Unamia has now c...

17 October, 2012 | More »

Flipkart enters baby care products; How does it compare to specialists BabyOye, FirstCry?

India’s largest e-tailer Flipkart has just expanded its catalogue by adding baby care products. Although a few horizontal e-commerce firms also offer baby care items, this latest move will pitch Flipkart bang against the vertical specialists – BabyOye and FirstCry (more on that later). Flip...

19 July, 2012 | More »

Excl: Hushbabies raises Series A funding from IndoUS Venture Partners; Nexus exits

Lapis Marketing Pvt Ltd, which runs the baby products e-com portal Hushbabies.com, has raised Series A round of funding from IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP). This is the second round of investment from IUVP. It had earlier participated in a seed round, along with Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus recentl...

7 June, 2012 | More »