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China’s AliPay to pick 25% stake in One97

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | More »

Ant Financial Services Group, China’s leading online financial services company that owns AliPay, is all set to acquire 25 per cent stake in Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd. The financials of the deal are not disclosed. Ant Financial, an affiliate of ChinaR...


Paytm parent One97 raising $635M from Alibaba Group, SAIF; valued just over $2B

Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd, which has been in talks with various suitors to raise fresh money, especially to boost its flagship m-com and virtual wallet property Paytm, is raising $575 million from the world’s largest e-com firm Alibaba and the group̵...

12 January, 2015 |More »


Excl: Paytm parent One97 talking to Temasek, Amazon & others to raise $200M, eyes payments banking licence

Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd, which has been in talks with various suitors to raise fresh money especially to boost its flagship m-com and virtual wallet property Paytm, has now identified a set of multiple financial and strategic investors including Temasek and ...

9 January, 2015 |More »

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

10 Trends for India’s Consumer Internet Business in 2015

2014 has been the most exciting year for India’s consumer technology business. I have not seen this kind of euphoria since Internet came to India. Finally that elusive 100 million user mark got breached. Some even say we already have more than 200Mn people online. Now that we have the momentum of ...

2 January, 2015 |More »


Angels 15: Techcircle profiles top angel investors of 2013

Angel investors are those who invest high-risk capital in the early part of a startup’s life. They put in a few lakhs to a couple of crores of rupees, provide guidance and advice, and help the entrepreneur reach a stage where he/she can raise a larger amount of funding or attain profitability....

30 July, 2013 |More »


Angels 15 – Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Founder and CEO of One97 Communications, a leading mobile internet company in India, Sharma invests in early stage startups from his company’s One97 Mobility Fund. Better known as VSS, he has mentored a number of startups and has also invested in quite a few of them. As an entrepreneur, VSS starte...

26 July, 2013 |More »


One97 founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma talks about VAS trends and category expansion

Set up as a mobile VAS delivery platform in 2000, One97 has introduced a number of verticals, focussing on m-commerce and mobile marketing. One97 is known for its agility and ability to move with the market. Its subsidiary Paytm became the market leader in a short span of time. Talking about the lat...

14 May, 2013 |More »


Paytm introduces paid coupons; what’s more on offer?

Paytm, the consumer brand of One97 communications, has added paid coupons to its ‘bonus’ offerings that users get when opting for online recharge/s. Besides the free coupons that one can add to the basket for various recharges, paid coupons are now also up for grabs. Piloted only a few weeks ago...

15 April, 2013 |More »


One97 to launch Android-driven mobile ad network Adworks

Mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd is all set to foray into the mobile advertisement sector with the impending launch of its mobile ad network called Adworks. Adworks, which will be launched sometime next month, is currently in the beta stage. Talking to Techcircle.in, Vijay Shekhar Sharm...

12 February, 2013 |More »

US is more vibrant, but India can build global success stories: Amar Goel of Komli Media

There is a talent shortage in the country, in terms of product engineering, which has slowed down India’s growth in the digital entrepreneurship space, noted Amar Goel, founder and chairman of Komli Media India Pvt Ltd, an online ad network and audience measurement provider. During a panel discus...

7 January, 2013 |More »

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