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Will Tiger man Kalyan Krishnamurthy ride Flipkart out of trouble?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | More »

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Shedding whatever remaining trappings of an advisory role, venture capital investor Tiger Global has taken direct control of Flipkart with the appointment of its former executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO of the e-commerce firm. Krishnamurthy will be responsible for the company’s profit and ...

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Flipkart names Kalyan Krishnamurthy new CEO, Binny Bansal Group CEO

E-commerce major Flipkart on Monday named Kalyan Krishnamurthy its new chief executive officer and made co-founder and current CEO Binny Bansal group CEO in a major organisational restructuring. Krishnamurthy, a former Tiger Global executive, currently heads the design organisation category. Co-foun...

9 January, 2017 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Flipkart braves markdowns, Amazon threat

A steep markdown in valuation, series of top-level exits, heightened competition and prolonged funding drought—India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart has had a tumultuous year, to put it mildly. In fact, this was the first year since 2011 when investors didn’t infuse any capital into ...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Amazon to go all out in 2017, up India investments

Amazon is planning to ramp up its investment in India in the new year as it continues to take on home-grown e-commerce players Flipkart and Snapdeal. Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s India chief, in an interview with The Economic Times said the firm “will demonstrate massive scale in 2017,” investing he...

22 December, 2016 | More »

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Another exit at Flipkart; Sachin Bansal’s chief of staff Satyam Bansal joins Hotstar

In the midst of a flurry of exits from Flipkart comes the news of departure of Satyam Bansal, who was chairman Sachin Bansal’s chief of staff. A former director of digital marketing and alliances at the company, Satyam has joined digital video streaming company Hotstar as senior vice president, pa...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Should the government pay heed to Flipkart’s & Ola’s call for protection?

A nationalistic fervour has taken over the Indian startup world with two of the largest homegrown consumer internet companies seeking protection from resourceful global rivals. Co-founders of Flipkart and Ola have demanded a level-playing field for domestic companies and even suggested blockades aga...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal and Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal take potshots at ‘non-Indian’ firms

As the country’s internet and mobile economy is booming in a battle for ideas and capital, Indian founders of startups are increasingly taking aggressive stands against foreign-origin firms. Sachin Bansal, co-founder of India’s biggest e-commerce firm Flipkart and Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of...

7 December, 2016 | More »

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Aerospace startup Team Indus signs launch contract with ISRO

Bengaluru-based aerospace startup Team Indus has signed a contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch a spacecraft that will attempt to land on the moon as part of its bid to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Team Indus, incorporated as Axiom Research Labs Pvt Ltd, is the only I...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Investing in startups is a form of philanthropy: Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal

For Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, founders of the country’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, investing in startups is a way of giving back to the ecosystem. The two started Flipkart in 2007 as an online book store from their two bedroom apartment, turning into what is today the biggest and most...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart to enter groceries, furniture segments; to sell Make-in-India products

Home grown e-commerce giant Flipkart plans to enter the groceries segment next year and will further develop its furniture business in a move to take on its biggest rival Amazon India. The firm intends to scale the grocery business operations over a three-year period, Binny Bansal, Flipkart’s chie...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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