Archive for the ‘India’ Category

The Economic Times (India): Ecommerce marketplace: Flipkart, Amazon, eBay use digital literacy as a bait to draw in more sellers

May 8, 2014

Clever, clever: Snapdeal (founded by Kunal Bahl W’06) is promoting digital literacy as a way to draw in more sellers to the “booming ecommerce marketplace.” Read more HERE.

India Economic Times: Kunal Bahl, founder-CEO of Snapdeal talks about his favourite restaurants & culinary cravings

April 11, 2014

The favorite eats of Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) in his student days and beyond: MORE

The Economic Times: eBay increases stake in Snapdeal, invests $134 million

March 5, 2014
More news on Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl M&T’06: The “eBay of India” raises another round of funding, led by the actual eBay, estimated at $133.8M. MORE

Moneylife: Meghna Mittal & Namrata Kothari of

March 5, 2014
Terrific interview with Meghna Mittal W’06 & Namrata Kothari W’06, do-vounders of Indian shopping portal, in Moneylife.
Wharton entrepreneurs have been all over the Indian press lately! MORE

New York Times: Snapdeal, the EBay of India, Sees Plenty of Room To Grow

March 5, 2014
Today, The New York Times gets in on the Snapdeal story, with a terrific article featuring Kunal and his rosy predictions for the future. MORE

Forbes India: The Evolution of Snapdeal

March 5, 2014
Yesterday, Forbes India gave Kunal Bahl (M&T’06) and his company SnapDeal a terrific profile in their 30 Under 30 series: MORE

VentureBeat: Why India’s answer to Alibaba & eBay is the tech IPO to watch

February 19, 2014
VentureBeat shows a lot of love to “India’s answer to Alibaba & eBay”: Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl (M&T’06): MORE

The Hindu: Numbers and nutrition

February 19, 2014
The malnutrition rate is 42 percent among children in India. As many as 1500 children die everyday due to lack of a balanced diet. That’s why Ridhima Parvathaneni W’13/ENG’13 started Indian Impact–the “first and only online platform” with the goal of reducing malnutrition among Indian children.

Read about her in this terrific profile in The Hindu: MORE

Bloomberg Businessweek: The next Infosys: Connecting buyers, sellers

February 19, 2014
In India, SnapDeal, co-founded by Kunal Bahl M&T’06, is a household name. Learn about this $500M e-commerce company and the men who founded it from Businessweek: MORE

Upstart Business Journal: 12 Indian entrepreneurs you should know

February 19, 2014
Kunal Bahl, founder of SnapDeal and an alum of both M&T and VIP, is absolutely 1 of 12 Indian entrepreneurs you should know. I agree 100% with Upstart Business Journal on that. Read about why: MORE

Business Standard: Penetration, logistics drive Snapdeal’s push

October 8, 2013
India’s Business Standard has a lot of terrific things to say about Snapdeal (co-founder Kunal Bahl ENG’06/W’06). The not yet three year old company has 20 million registered users, and a wide reach. MORE

Social Story: The story of a Citibanker who is ‘harnessing value’ of rural India

October 8, 2013
After a two-week trip to the Himalayas, then-Citibanker Ajay Chaturvedi GEX’02 changed his life. Now, he’s a Social Entrepreneur working to “harness value” in rural India through skill development and community based farming and micro-insurance in villages. 

Read more of his inspiring story: MORE

Business Standard: Investors have lost confidence in the inventory-led business model

July 10, 2013

“Inventory-led companies burn more cash than they should, given their size. On the other hand, the marketplace has more operating leverage, Kunal Bahl (ENG’06/W’06) and Rohit Bansal tell Ankita Rai” MORE

The Economic Times: Success stories of six inspirational women entrepreneurs

July 9, 2013

India’s Economic Times shares Success Stories of Six Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs, including Kanika Dewan W’98. MORE

The Economic Times India: How new breed of money managers are managing small-size funds

June 7, 2013

Professor Kartik Hosanagar comments on early-stage investing in India. MORE

Wall Street Journal: EBay Forms Partnership With India’s Snapdeal

June 6, 2013

“The e-commerce giant is leading a $50 million investment in three-year-old Indian competitor [founded by Kunal Bahl M&T’06] that also includes a multiyear commercial partnership with the fast-growing online retailer.” MORE

Times of India: Snapdeal acquires Shopo

June 4, 2013

Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl (M&T’06), acquires Shopo, an online marketplace for Indian handcraft products. MORE

Your Story: “eCommerce Is Only For Long Term Players,” Wharton Professor, Kartik Hosanagar

May 14, 2013

Professor Kartik Hosanagar gives his thoughts on ecommerce in India. MORE

Coverage of 2013 Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize winner Zenkars

April 29, 2013

Zenkars, founded by Jim Chabas (WG’13) and Venkat Jonnala (WG’13), is an online retailer of used cars. For the consumer, Zenkars sells the best-priced used cars online with a peaceful buying experience.  The company removes middlemen and gets cars directly from commercial sellers – bypassing auto auctions, wholesalers and dealers. For the corporate seller, Zenkars offers the first direct to consumer remarketing channel.

Zenkars is the winner of the 2013 Wharton Business Plan Competition Perlman Grand Prize. The WBPC Venture Finals event and Zenkars’ win has been featured in India West, the New York Times You’re the Boss blog, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Times of India, Knowledge@Wharton, Penn News, Silicon India, Technically Philly and ClearAdmit.

Business Standard: Tzinga wants to be the giant killer in energy drinks

February 25, 2013

India’s Business Standard says that Tzinga (founded by James Nuttall & Neeraj Kumar, both WG’10) “is the flavour to beat, not just for its undeniable value proposition in a Rs 25 energy drink, but also for its daring, infectious earnestness and down-to-earth values.” MORE

Khaleej Times: A Valiant Effort

February 22, 2013

Jason Kothari (W’07) talks about how he and partner Dinesh Shamdasani are resurrecting Valiant Comics’ brand of superheroes. MORE

Wharton Magazine: Startup Enterprise: The Next Generation

February 4, 2013

“‎Wharton Magazine profiles some amazing Wharton-founded startups, including CommonBond Co, PoverUP, CarHound, Prajwalbharat (Lightup India), & Curalate – MORE

Sooper Articles: Top Online Shopping Site in India

February 1, 2013

Snapdeal, founded by Kunal Bahl (M&T’06), named one of the top online shopping sites in India. MORE

Business Today: Surfeit of Energy

January 18, 2013

Hector Beverages (founded by James Nuttall & Neeraj Kumar, both WG’10) named one of India’s Coolest Startups MORE

Business Line: Scattering the seeds to see many Blume

January 7, 2013

“’We are one of the friendliest co-investors in the business’, [Karthik Reddy WG’01] explains, of Blume’s strategy.” MORE