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Top E-Commerce Investment in India In 2014

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2014 is turning out to be the one of the best years for the e-commerce sector so far. Big investments have continued to flow in India’s ecommerce sector throughout the entire year and the $840 million cumulative investment into Olacabs and online ecommerce site Snapdeal by SoftBank has resulted in crossing of the $3 million mark for India’s ecommerce sector and that too in just ten months into the year. This is a fivefold increase from the last year figure.

SoftBank Corp. on 29th announced an investment of $210 million into Olacabs, which is an online marketplace for car rental services and cabs and a whopping $627 million investment into the online ecommerce site e-tailor Snapdeal. This $627 million investment by SoftBank in Snapdeal, which is currently valued at nearly $3 billion, has made it the largest investor in the online e-tailor site.

With more and more Indians turning towards online shopping, online Indian retailers have been working hard towards raising funds in order to compete with the growing competitive ecommerce market of the country.

According to a July research note by Analysts at Nomura, the ecommerce market in India could take a massive leap to $43 billion in the coming five years from the 2013 $10 billion figure and that too just by online retail.


We at indianWeb2 have combined a list of top investments in the year of 2014 (in terms of value):

Aggregate PE investments in Indian ecommerce firms in the year 2013:  $644 million

Aggregate PE investments in Indian ecommerce firms in the year 2014 till October: $3,005 million


 

July 2014: Olacabs


Total Amount invested: $42million

Important PE investors: Matrix Partners Indiap, Sequoia Capital, Steadview Capital and Tiger Global.


 

February 2014: Myntra

Total Amount invested: $50 million


Important PE investors: Accel Partners, Tiger Global, Kalaari Capital, Premji Invest and IDG Ventures India.


 

August 2014: Foodpanda

Total Amount invested: $60 million

Important PE investors: Rocket Internet AG and Falcon Edge Capital



 

September 2014: Quickr

Total Amount invested: $60 million

Important PE investors: eBay Inc., Norwest Venture Partners, Kinnevik, Warburg Pincus, Tiger Global Management, Nokia Growth Partners, Omidyar Network and Matrix Partners India.


 

March 2014: Quickr


Total Amount invested: $90 million

Important PE investors: Norwest Venture Partners, Matrix Partners India, Kinnevik, eBay Inc, Omidyar Network, Nokia Growth Partners and Warburg Pincus.


 

May 2014: Snapdeal

Total Amount invested: $100 million


Important PE investors: Tybourne, BlackRock, Premji Invest, Myriad and Temasek Holdings.


 

February 2014: Snapdeal

Total Amount invested: $134 million

Important PE investors: Intel Capital, Kalaari Capital, Saama Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners.



 

May 2014: Flipkart

Total Amount invested: $210 million

Important PE investors: Tiger Global Management, Iconiq Capital, Naspers and DST Global.


 

October 2014: Olacabs


Total Amount invested: $210 million

Important PE investors: Steadview Capital, SoftBank, Matrix Partners India and Tiger Global.


 

October 2014: Snapdeal

Total Amount invested: $627 million


Important PE investors: Ratan Tata, SoftBank Corp, Temasek Holdings Pvt Ltd and eBay Inc.


 

July 2014: Flipkart

Total Amount invested: $627 million

Important PE investors: Iconiq, Accel Partners, Naspers, Tiger Global, Sofina, GIC Special Investments, Digital Sky and Morgan Stanley.


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