Bengaluru, 1st April 2016: Flipkart Ltd, India’s leading E-commerce platform has acquired payments start-up PhonePe Internet Pvt. Ltd.. The startup was launched last December by former Flipkart executives Sameer Nigam, Rahul Chari and Burzin Engineer. The amount of the deal is not confirmed yet but according to sources, the deal size is between $10 million to $20 million. The PhonePe team will join leading e-commerce company but will function as an independent business unit.
This is Flipkart’s third major acquisition in payments, after it bought payments start-up NGPay (Jigrahak Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd) in 2014, and FX Mart Pvt. Ltd, which owns a prepaid wallet licence last August.
“Payments has been one of the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of online shopping in India. UPI has the potential of transforming the entire payments ecosystem in the country. The acquisition of PhonePe is in line with Flipkart’s focus on driving innovation on the payments front. I am delighted that two Flipkart veterans—Sameer and Rahul—are at the helm of this initiative,” said Binny Bansal, chief executive officer, Flipkart, in a statement.
“PhonePe’s mission is to significantly improve the online and offline digital payments experience for millions of Indian customers. We are really excited to merge with Flipkart and get access to one of the largest consumer bases in the country, which will allow us to realize our vision at a much larger scale,” said Sameer Nigam, co-founder, PhonePe. займ без паспорта на картувзять займ онлайн на кивизайм без проверок и звонков