wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Quikr Raises $32 Million In Funding Round Led By Warburg Pincus

Quikr Mauritius, the parent company for the free online classifieds business website Quikr has raised $32 million ( Rs 176 crore) from Warburg Pincus with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners India, Norwest Venture Partners and eBay Inc in its fifth and largest round of funding raised. The company intends to use the funds raised for product development, marketing initiatives and diversify its offerings across online and mobile platforms.

Quikr is a horizontal classifieds platform which allows individuals and small businesses sell, buy, rent or find products and services across various categories like electronics, cars, bikes, real estate, services, jobs, education and entertainment. The company claims to have 17 million monthly unique users across 83 cities and claims to be India’s largest horizontal classifieds platform.

As stated earlier, this is the fifth funding round for Quikr. It had last raised $8 million from Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investors, Norwest Venture Partners and eBay Inc. Before that, it had raised $6 million from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and returning investors, Omidyar Network, Matrix Partners India and eBay Inc, in March 2010. The company was initially funded by Matrix Partners India and has so far raised more than Rs 120.7 crore in various funding rounds, excluding the current one.

Quikr competes with other free online classifieds businesses – Rediff LocalAdsSulekha, Greynium owned Click.in, Nexus India Capital funded Olx.inClickIndiaHTClassifieds.com, among others.

Related:
– On Quikr’s Revenue Model; Arbitrage vs Building Products And Scale
– NDTV Partners With Quikr; Brand Strategy Analysis

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

News

Restaurant aggregator and food delivery company Zomato has raised US$660 million (over ₹4,850 crore), taking its valuation to ₹3.9 billion. CEO Deepinder Goyal tweeted...

News

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will now allow investors to make UPI payments to purchase public issues of debt securities, it...

News

The Indian government has amended the internet shutdown rules, formally known as the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services Rules, to restrict the validity of...

News

US-based Kora Investments has pumped $52 million into Zomato, with a larger amount follow-up amount expected in the coming months, Mint reported. The big...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2018 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

    © 2008-2018 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ