There was a recent report (in Businessworld) mentioning Snapdeal’s funding from NEA-IUV. We got couple of emails from our readers asking for more details/clarifications around the same. I spoke with Kunal Bahl, Founder & CEO of Snapdeal to get the right perspective and the deal is that Kunal did raise funds from NEA-IUV – but not for Snapdeal.
In it’s current avatar, Snapdeal has 230+ employees (they recently acquired Bangalore based Grabbon) and the company boasts of 300,000 registered users and 5, 000 merchants. The company is launching a newer version of the site next week and will announce the funding round in the coming days.
Relative Traffic of Group Buying Sites
Though there are dozens of group buying sites in India, expect consolidation in the coming days (Wanamo : DealsAndYou). The group buying business is more of a retail business (not a technology business) and from a year now, expect 2-3 players distributed across the different zones.
The good news is that existence of so many players just adds to consumer’s delight (variety of discounts across different categories).
Who do you think will survive in this space?
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