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Myntra Acquires Bengaluru Based Smart Wearables Startup
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Myntra Acquires Bengaluru Based Smart Wearables Startup

India's leading online fashion platform Myntra has acquired Bengaluru based Witworks. Witworks is a technology startup making smart wearable devices and their underlying software. Witworks team will join Mytnra R&D department after the acquisition to further strengthening the company's robust technology team and augment its product development capabilities. The acquisition will help Myntra to develop wearable products for their in-house brands as well as leverage the technology to drive innovation and enhance consumer engagement in the future. Jeyandran Venugopal, Chief Technology Officer, Myntra, said, "Wearables is currently a 300 crore industry in India and is growing rapidly, with online contributing 60 percent to the total business. This acquisition will help us to solidi...
Mithun Sundar Joins Myntra to Grow Company
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Mithun Sundar Joins Myntra to Grow Company

Mithun Sundar, former PepsiCo Senior Director will now be taking over Myntra’s Naresh Krishnaswamy position as Chief Revenue Officer and assist Myntra in its journey in growing its operations and the business as well. Mithun will be heavily relied on in proposing and implementing strategies in the firm’s near and long-term future. Mithun, graduated his Bachelor Degree in Engineering at the IIT, Madras and his MBA at the Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. He was previously working for PepsiCo, where he operated as Senior Directo of Strategy for two and a half years is hugely praised for his role in driving sales, marketing and strategy for the leading international brand. Additionally, prior to joining PepsiCo, Mithun Sundar operated as Associate Partner for McKinsey...
Amazon Steps Forward, Plans To Launch Its Own Beauty Products
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Amazon Steps Forward, Plans To Launch Its Own Beauty Products

Amazon India is ready to launch its beauty and personal care products, thus giving a cut-throat competition to other major Online beauty stores such as Nykaa, Purplle, Slassy, Jabong, Myntra etc. Previously Flipkart-owned Myntra has also announced to launch its own brand of Beauty and cosmetics products. Leaving no stones unturned, the top two businesses have acquired a much larger share of clients in the market. A person close to the development said "Amazon India is talking to contract manufacturers and will be launching private labels (in-house brands) in a few categories within skin care and makeup". Amazon India and Flipkart have been interested in the women oriented market as the cosmetics and beauty care line has taken a plunge of growth in the last few years. With other online co...
Myntra Revenue Shoots up to 87% in 2016-17
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Myntra Revenue Shoots up to 87% in 2016-17

Flipkart owned India's leading fashion e-commerce company Myntra turnover zoom of ₹2,000 crore in fiscal 2016-17, an 87% jump from the previous year, according to a filing with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The company had posted a ₹816 crore loss in FY16. Tofler a data-tracking platform published this report. As per the report, 94% revenue came from trading business, that includes sales from Myntra’s private labels, a category that offers higher margins and has been aggressively pursued by the company over the years. And rest 6% from data processing, hosting and related activities and its Web portal. The filing did not show any profit or loss numbers for the year. Myntra was started private label business in 2015 and it now accounts for nearly a fourth of revenue. Last ye...
Flipkart Completed Buyback Share Programme Worth $100M, With 3,000 Participants
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Flipkart Completed Buyback Share Programme Worth $100M, With 3,000 Participants

Indian online e-commerce giant Flipkart has recently completed its $100 million re-purchase of employee stock options (ESOPs), marking it the largest share buyback programme in Indian startup history, a financial daily reported. In a release on Wednesday, Flipkart said that over 3,000 existing and former employees of Flipkart, PhonePe, Myntra, and Jabong had participated in this programme, Mint reported. “Employees are our biggest source of strength, without whom Flipkart couldn’t have built the e-commerce industry in India. As an organisation, we believe they should be equal partners in Flipkart’s success. This ESOP repurchase programme is an extension of that culture, and a token of thanks for the dedication and hard work they have put in over the years. We’re delighted to be setti...
Former Myntra Executives’ Health Tech Startup Bags $1.5 Mn From Stellaris Venture Partners
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Former Myntra Executives’ Health Tech Startup Bags $1.5 Mn From Stellaris Venture Partners

Former Myntra executives Prasad Kompalli and Ashutosh Lawania's health tech startup Mfine, has raised $1.5 million in its first round of funding led by Stellaris Venture Partners. The funding round also saw participation from Mayur Abhaya and Rohit MA, healthcare entrepreneurs from Stellaris’ Founder Network. Kompalli, who spent four years with Myntra, and Lawania, who cofounded Myntra, both left the company around December 2016 and started tinkering with the idea of using artificial intelligence in healthcare. “We got excited about the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare and changing the consumer experience,” said Kompalli. “We see a huge opportunity to build a consumer focused digital health platform in India.” The duo is joined at Mfine by former Myntra CTO Ajit...
Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan Joins Marico’s board
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Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan Joins Marico’s board

FMCG firm Marico has appointed Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan on its board as an additional (Independent) Director. Narayanan's appointment is for a five year time and is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the upcoming annual general meeting. With Narayanan's appointment, Marico's board now has six independent directors besides chairman and non-executive director Harsh Mariwala, MD & CEO Saugata Gupta and two non- executive directors. Narayanan, a Masters from the University of Michigan in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, is also on the Industry Advisory Board of the university's Tauber Institute. He started his career with Mckinsey & Company where he worked for 15 years. Narayanan joined Myntra as CEO in July 2015 and has led multiple strate...
Myntra Acquires Bengaluru Based Logistics Startup InLogg
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Myntra Acquires Bengaluru Based Logistics Startup InLogg

Fashion e-tailer Myntra today said it has acquired Bengaluru-based InLogg for an undisclosed amount, a move that will further strengthen the supply chain capabilities of the Flipkart-owned company. Founded in 2015, InLogg offers a technology platform that provides end-to-end logistics solutions for the e-commerce sector. "As part of the acquisition, the team at InLogg has been inducted into Myntra, making it an acquihire that will further strengthen and expand Myntras supply chain capabilities," Myntra said in a statement. "With an 80 per cent year-on-year growth, we are on a strong trajectory... The Inlogg acquihire with the platform and capabilities will help us scale while delivering great customer experience in Tier II, III and IV cities," Myntra Chief Strategy and Planning Of...
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Jabong Targets 5 million Shoppers, 5x Sales Growth in Myntra’s “End of Reason Sale” to Mark The New Year

All the shopaholics, get set to welcome the new year with style and aplomb. Jabong, India’s leading online fashion retailer, has announced its participation in Myntra’s sale event, the “End of Reason Sale”, which will start from the midnight of 3rd January and continue till 5th January 2017 midnight. More than 300,000 styles from a wide collection of more than 2,500 national and international brands will be available at up to 80% discount during this sale. Jabong is targeting a 5x growth in its sale during this period.   Speaking about the End of Reason Sale, Mr. Rahul Taneja, Chief Business Officer, Jabong says “Jabong is excited and geared up to be a part of Myntra’s iconic End of Reason Sale (EORS). EORS has now become an annual high point for online fashion shoppers, and this is ...