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Flipkart raises $1 bn in down round: Report

Monday, March 20, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart Pvt Ltd, the Singapore-based holding company of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, has reportedly raised $1 billion in a massive fundraising round. The funds were secured at a down round that valued the company at $10 billion, the report added citing the same people. Flipkart had a p...

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Flipkart to add 30% workforce in 2017

Amid massive job cuts in India’s fast-growing e-commerce industry, home-grown online marketplace Flipkart is planning to ramp up its hiring efforts, a media report said. The Times of India reported, citing unnamed sources, that the company will hire 20-30% additional workforce in 2017. It said tha...

6 March, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart COO Nitin Seth looks to ‘bring back the DNA’ by rehiring old hands

E-commerce major Flipkart, which has seen continuous churn at the top level for the last few quarters, is quietly working to revamp its senior leadership team by bringing back old hands. At least half-a-dozen senior executives have returned to the company in the last few months. Flipkart COO Nitin S...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart in talks to raise $1.5 bn from Microsoft, eBay and others

Home-grown ecommerce major Flipkart is in talks with a bunch of investors to raise a significantly large round of investment as the company has started seeing a renewed growth momentum under the new leadership of CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. The firm is in discussions with global tech giant Microsoft C...

22 February, 2017 | More »

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Former Fidelity India executive Pratul Chopra joins Flipkart

The founder of carpooling app iRideShare and former head of marketing analytics at Fidelity India Pratul Chopra has joined Flipkart’s senior leadership team. At Fidelity, Chopra had worked under Nitin Seth, former country head of Fidelity in India and currently Flipkart’s chief operating officer...

21 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart has no plans to cut jobs, says COO Nitin Seth

Flipkart’s chief operating officer Nitin Seth has allayed fears that employee rationalisation, which has been rearing its head in the country’s e-commerce sector, will engulf the company as well. “We had to go through that phase last year but with the growth we saw in the last quarter ...

17 February, 2017 | More »

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Is Flipkart clawing back in the game against Amazon?

In early signs of a reversal in fortunes, Flipkart has outrun rival Amazon India in gross sales in two consecutive months, after trouncing the US-based ecommerce company with its Big Billion Day sales in October. The Indian ecommerce giant recently witnessed a top-level management rejig. Citing four...

17 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Management rejig at IGP as majority investor Tarun Joshi takes charge

Close on the heels of investor-led management changes at e-commerce major Flipkart and lingerie e-tailer Zivame, India’s largest multi-category gifting company IGP (earlier called Indian Gifts Portal) has expanded its management team in a top-level revamping wherein its majority investor, Tarun J...

31 January, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart suffers two more senior-level exits

Senior-level exits continue at Flipkart even after the company went through a management rejig that saw former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy being appointed as chief executive earlier this year. A report in the Mint newspaper says that senior vice presidents of engineering Hari Vasudev...

25 January, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart, Amazon drop $1 bn Souq acquisition bid: Report

US-based Amazon.com Inc and Indian online retailer Flipkart have dropped a bid to acquire Middle East-based horizontal e-commerce venture Souq.com due to a disagreement over price, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Souq.com has now reached out to Dubai-based mall company Majid Al Futtaim, the report ...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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