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Snapdeal strategy head Jason Kothari formally takes over at FreeCharge

Monday, March 20, 2017 | More »

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E-commerce firm Snapdeal, operated by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Jason Kothari as chief executive officer of its mobile recharge platform FreeCharge. Kothari will also continue his key leadership role as chief strategy and investment officer at Snapdeal, the company said in a statement....

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Snapdeal’s potential fundraise from Softbank may cut its valuation in half

E-commerce firm Snapdeal is in talks to raise funds from existing investor Softbank, which could see its valuation fall below $3 billion, a financial daily reported on Wednesday. Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd., which runs Snapdeal, is looking to raise approximately $300 million, of which $100-150 million...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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OYO may raise $500 mn from SoftBank, check into unicorn club

Branded budget hotels marketplace OYO Rooms, run by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, is in talks to raise $300-500 million (Rs 2,000-3,335 crore) from SoftBank Vision Fund, in what will possibly be one of the biggest deals in India’s consumer internet space, media reports said on Monday. If the deal goe...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Snapdeal loses yet another long-timer as Grabbon co-founder Tony Navin quits

Tony Navin, Snapdeal’s head of partnerships and strategic initiatives and one of its oldest employees, has quit the company, a national daily reported on Thursday. Navin’s exit comes just three days after the home-grown e-commerce company’s head of corporate development Abhishek Kumar and ...

10 February, 2017 | More »

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Snapdeal sees two more senior-level exits

Snapdeal’s head of corporate development Abhishek Kumar and senior vice president Sandeep Komaravelly have quit the home-grown e-commerce company, a financial daily reported on Tuesday. Kumar, an alumnus of Indian School of Business, had joined Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd-owned Snapdeal in 2014 fr...

7 February, 2017 | More »

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Vanguard slashes Ola’s valuation by 41%

A mutual fund managed by US-based investment firm Vanguard Group has marked down the value of its stake in ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates cab-hailing app Ola, by 41%. This brings down Ola’s valuation to an estimated $3 billion compared with its peak valuation of $5 billion between April ...

3 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Ola in the midst of top level churn

Homegrown cab-hailing operator Ola is likely to witness two top-level exits soon. According to multiple people aware of the development, Ola’s chief marketing officer (CMO) Raghuvesh Sarup and chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal may leave the company. When Techcircle reached out to Ola ...

1 February, 2017 | More »

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Snapdeal in talks with Softbank to raise funds at lower valuation

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal is in talks with its investor Softbank Group to raise fresh funds at a lower valuation. The e-commerce firm had raised its last funding round at a valuation of $6.5 billion, a report by Mint newspaper said on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. Snapdeal and SoftBank ha...

25 January, 2017 | More »

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Snapdeal appoints ex-Housing CEO Jason Kothari as strategy & investment chief

Online marketplace Snapdeal has appointed ex-Housing CEO Jason Kothari as its chief strategy and investment officer, according to a statement. Kothari will be joining Snapdeal on January 16. “Jason is a strong business leader and entrepreneur who has already been the CEO of two successful companie...

11 January, 2017 | More »

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PropTiger-Housing deal to be signed this week

Online property broker PropTiger and SoftBank-funded realty portal Housing.com are in the final leg of talks to ink a merger that may be announced as early as this week, two persons aware of the development told Techcircle. This would mark the second such consolidation among the top tier ventures in...

9 January, 2017 | More »

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