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One97 to hive off payments unit under Paytm

Friday, August 21, 2015 | More »

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
One97 Communications Ltd is planning to separate its e-commerce and payments businesses as part of plans to go head first with the payments bank platform. The company that counts Alibaba’s Alipay and SAIF Partners as large shareholders will separate the payments business under a new company Pa...


Paytm claims 100M mobile wallet users with 75M daily transactions

Mobile commerce and virtual wallet property Paytm now has over 100 million users in the country for its mobile wallet, said Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO. Paytm, which is run by Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd, reached this milestone less than four months af...

12 August, 2015 | More »


Fitness tracker GOQii raises funding from Paytm’s founder Vijay Sharma

GOQii Technologies Pvt Ltd, a startup which offers a device that helps customers track fitness, has raised an undisclosed amount from Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of mobile internet firm One97 Communications. Incorporated in 2013 by Vishal Gondal, California-headquartered GOQii has offices ...

3 July, 2015 | More »


Online education platform EduKart raises $1M from Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan, 500 Startups & others

Delhi-based Earth Education Valley Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates the online education platform EduKart.com, has raised $1 million from United Finsec, Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Ventures and early stage fund 500 Startups. EduKart will use the funds to further upgrade its marketplace by increasing t...

23 June, 2015 | More »


China’s AliPay to pick 25% stake in One97

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...

5 February, 2015 | More »


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 »

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