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From Flipkart to Navi IPO

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When Sachin Bansal co-founded an online bookstore called Flipkart in October 2007, little did he know that he would one day become one of the most-watched startup founders of India. 

Ten years into the Flipkart journey, Sachin formally announced his exit from the ecommerce giant in 2018 after the deal with Walmart. All eyes were on Sachin’s next endeavour.

Over the years, BAC Acquisitions (BACQ), which Sachin co-founded with IIT Delhi batchmate Ankit Agarwal, has been in the media spotlight for its bets on startups such as electric vehicle companies Bounce and Vogo Automotive, apart from merchant credit platform Kissht and consumer electronics company, boAt Lifestyle, which has also filed its DRHP for a public listing this year.

Now, as Navi Technologies, the holding company for BACQ, prepares for its Rs 3,350 crore IPO, all eyes are once again on the prolific investor and the OG of India’s startup ecosystem.

Read more about Sachin’s strategic career moves over the years and how he built Navi, here.

The Interview

Ritviz arrived on India’s music landscape with his popular track ‘Udd Gaye’ in 2016.

In an interview at YourStory‘s Creators Inc, Ritviz bares his soul on his journey, his entrepreneurial dreams and what keeps him motivated and more. 

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Startup Spotlight

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Enter HealthySure, which is enabling employees to have comprehensive life insurance cover by helping them upgrade their corporate health cover. Read more.

News & Updates

Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Naveen Tewari, Founder of Glance and InMobi

“The biggest thing about entrepreneurship is to deal with rejection on a constant basis and then still come out of it all right.”

Naveen Tiwari, Founder and CEO, InMobi 

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