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Inder Sharma: This serial entrepreneur builds businesses to sell

Monday, January 2, 2017 | More »

Inder Sharma
When Inder Sharma bought the domain Hotel.com during the Internet boom in 1996, he was very confident that this would become a big business one day. But, rather than running the site, which offered discounted hotel room reservations, he sold it to Expedia for $7 million in 2002. The reason behind se...


MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus brands will co-exist, says Ashish Kashyap

In February 2000, MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra walked out of eVentures’ office near Churchgate station in Mumbai as he was not happy with the valuation that Neeraj Bhargava, managing partner of eVentures India, offered his startup. But on his way to the airport, Kalra had a second thought. He pic...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Google to begin flight search in India; what will OTAs do now?

Internet giant Google is all set to launch its flight search feature in India. The flight search tool, which lets users search and book flights directly without the need to go to travel booking portals, was first launched in the US and then in parts of Europe. It also allows users to compare prices ...

2 July, 2013 | More »


Travel search engine iXiGO clocking about 45K transactions a month

SAIF Partners and MakeMyTrip-backed travel search engine iXiGO is garnering about a million unique visitors a month, its co-founder Aloke Bajpai told Techcircle. Sharing how the company has grown in the past few years, Bajpai said, “In 2011, we grew 1.5 times and are currently growing 60 per cent ...

19 November, 2012 | More »

18.5 Million People Visit Online Travel Sites In India In April, 2011

comScore Inc., an internet marketing research company,on Friday released a study of the online travel industry in India. The study is based on data from its comScore Media Metrix service and according to the study there has been a 32 per cent increase in the number of visitors to travel sites in ...

3 June, 2011 | More »


Internet In India In A Hyper Growth Phase

(Editor: This article is written by Sandeep Aggarwal, Sr. Internet & Software Analyst, Caris & Company.) Last week we participated in a heavily attended VCCircle E- Commerce Forum in New Delhi, India, where we had a chance to be a keynote speaker to talk about overall Internet trends/outlook...

25 March, 2011 | More »