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The poster boy of Indian startup ecosystem, Flipkart has redefined a whole lot of things in the ecommerce industry. Right from setting up logistics to scaling up massively, the founding team has a lot to be credited for!
The company took an ambitious route to sell digital music, and while they shut it down, the entire experience is something you’d surely like to know about!
But the real meat of Flipkart story is in the specifics of past – the structure that the team setup to build a scalable tech business in India.
Introducing Sachin Bansal, Flipkart Cofounder. As with other speakers for UnPluggd, we are opening up questions for the audience (link) and we want you to decide the content.
Date: June 8, 2013.
Venue: MLR Convention Center, Brigade Millennium Campus, 7th Phase J.P.Nagar, Bangalore
Tickets: Block your seat right away (Grab Your UnPluggd Seat)
Sachin Bansal, Flipkart Cofounder.
At UnPluggd, Sachin will share some of the key decisions that Flipkart took as part of their scaling up process. What are the backend organization changes that founders need to crack before thinking scale? What about team culture? 20 vs. 200 people – How do you drive innovation?
Vishal Gondal, Indiagames Founder
You Just Can’t Game Vishal!
At the age of 16, he started FACT (Futura Academy of Computer Technology) and by the way, he happens to be a national volleyball player too (represented Maharashtra). In 2011, Indiagames was acquired by Disney for around $100m and Vishal has announced his plans to quit Disney to pursue his next gig.
Kailash Katkar, Quick Heal Cofounder.
Quick Heal sells antivirus products to SMEs and before starting up Quick Heal, Kailash served as a maintenance engineer at Data Star Electronics. When Kailash’s younger brother Sanjay Katkar came up with a highly reviewed project on computer viruses during his post grad, he encouraged him to take a step further by diversifying their core capabilities into the creation and development of antivirus solutions. Both brothers founded Quick Heal Technologies in the year 1994 and focused solely on the in-house brand ‘Quick Heal’.
Lalit Patel, BitRhymes Founder.
From $0 to $55mn and 18 failed experiments.
After 18 failed experiments, Lalit and his team managed to crack big time into gaming with Bingo Bash, one of the most popular games which has 5M installs on Facebook and 450K users playing daily. BitRhymes is a story of persistence and importantly, of trying and NOT giving up!
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