Nandan Nilekani commits $200,000 to Nudge Foundation

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Infosys co-founder and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has committed $200,000 (Rs 1.32 crore) investment into The/Nudge Foundation, a non-profit launched by former InMobi executive Atul Sathija in July this year. In addition to this, the entity has also raised $50,000 (Rs 33 lakh) from the Great Wall Club, $75,000 (Rs 49 lakh) from InMobi and $40,000 (Rs 26 lakh) …

E-comm biggies debate app-only approach

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 The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) held on Thursday in Bengaluru — its second season in India — discussed the challenges surrounding the mobile-first and app-only approach of tech-start-ups, focusing mainly on mobile commerce and the problems with app infrastructure in India. Technology entrepreneurs like Sachin Bansal, InMobi Co-founder Naveen Tewari and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma talked about the …

Debunking valuation concerns: Indian unicorns Paytm, Flipkart and InMobi believe market opportunity is justified

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Indian Unicorns Paytm, Flipkart and InMobi debunked the concerns over high valuations of companies, a hot topic in the startup ecosystem, saying that market opportunities justified the valuations and there were larger problems to be tackled. “We should look at the macro view. We believe in 10 years Indian internet players will create market cap of $1 trillion,” Flipkart chief …

Paytm, InMobi back Flipkart’s move to focus on mobile app

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Flipkart’s move to go mobile first may have been criticised by some peers like Snapdeal cofounder Kunal Bahl, but the top ecommerce player has found some worthy backers in Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and InMobi cofounder Naveen Tiwari. These leading Internet entrepreneurs believe the future of Internet in India is in mobile devices, with most people accessing services and …

India Not a Winner-Take-All Market, Says Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma at GMIC 2015

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GMIC Bangalore 2015 kicked off on Thursday exploring aspects of the mobile ecosystem with the theme – ‘Mobile Everything – Connecting Innovation’. The event kicked off with a panel discussion with the CEO and founders of three Indian startup unicorns – Flipkart, InMobi, and Paytm. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Sachin Bansal, and Naveen Tiwari spoke to a packed audience on the …