E-commerce firms in a fix after govt issues new norms for vendors

Payal Ganguly

E-commerce companies including market leaders Flipkart and Amazon were dealt a blow on Wednesday after the government barred them ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Unicorns, Chinese cheques drive buzz in startup ecosystem

Binu Paul

India’s startup ecosystem took a long stride towards maturity this year, as several big-ticket acquisitions and funding ....

24 December, 2018
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Will Paytm Mall’s new wholesale biz help it catch up with Flipkart, Amazon?

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Paytm Mall is moving to take greater control of inventory on the e-commerce platform as it looks to bridge the gap with rivals ....

15 November, 2018

Paytm parent clocks five-fold rise in FY18 revenue, e-commerce arm’s loss balloons

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

One 97 Communications Ltd, the parent of digital payments and financial services firm Paytm, has clocked a nearly five-fold rise ....

29 October, 2018

Exclusive: Shopping platform Naaptol raises fresh funding after three-year gap

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Naaptol Online Pvt. Ltd, which runs an omnichannel shopping platform, is on course to raise $15 million (around Rs 109 crore at ....

10 September, 2018

Amazon gets leg-up over local e-commerce rivals by launching Hindi app

Reuters

Amazon.com on Tuesday launched a Hindi version of its mobile website and app for Android smartphones in a bid to make deeper inroads ....

4 September, 2018
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Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma takes a pay cut in FY18

Dearton Thomas Hector

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and chief executive of One97 Communications Ltd, took a salary cut for the financial year ended ....

31 August, 2018

Paytm Mall to tie up with BigBasket, other retailers to take on Flipkart, Amazon

Reuters

Paytm Mall, the e-commerce venture backed by China’s Alibaba Group, is looking to deepen ties with regional retailers as ....

30 August, 2018

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bets on Paytm

Anand J

Billionaire Warren Buffett-led multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has picked up a stake in One97 Communications Ltd, ....

27 August, 2018

It's only August but 2018 is already the best year for Indian unicorns

Dearton Thomas Hector

More unicorns have emerged out of India in the first seven months of 2018 than in any previous year, as venture capital investors ....

10 August, 2018
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An Indian e-commerce pioneer on why Flipkart deal makes little sense for Walmart

K Vaitheeswaran

The Walmart-Flipkart deal means different things to different stakeholders.  For Flipkart's founders, the deal is ....

10 May, 2018

Paytm Mall tries to take shopkeepers online in bid to boost market share

Anirban Ghoshal

Paytm Mall is trying to attract more sellers to its online marketplace by launching a couple of new initiatives for offline stores ....

2 May, 2018

Race to $1 bn: Which Indian startup was the fastest to get unicorn status?

Jyotindra Dubey

Venture capital and private equity investors have pumped billions of dollars into the Indian startup ecosystem over the past few ....

2 May, 2018

Paytm Mall to raise $446 mn from SoftBank and Alibaba

Dearton Thomas Hector

Online e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall, operated by Delhi-based Paytm E-commerce Private Limited, is set to raise Rs 2,892.5 ....

2 April, 2018

E-tailer Shopclues lays off 52 employees

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurgaon-based e-commerce marketplace Shopclues has laid off 52 personnel from its marketing and operations verticals, a spokesperson ....

23 March, 2018

Ola, Paytm Mall in separate talks for large funding led by Temasek, SoftBank

Shweta Sharma

Singapore's state investment firm Temasek is reportedly in separate talks for large investments in Indian ride-hailing company ....

6 March, 2018

To decode Alibaba's India strategy, look no further than Paytm Mall

Binu Paul & Anand J

As foreign players hone in on India, Alibaba is doing things its own way as it seeks to gain a foothold in the online retail space. ....

13 February, 2018

Paytm’s valuation may jump to $10 bn after share sale to new investors: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Digital payments firm Paytm, operated by Noida-headquartered One97 Communications Ltd, is likely to see its valuation jump to ....

23 January, 2018