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Startups in India

India’s Fandango, BookMyShow Sold 50 Mn Tickets in FY2015

BookMyShow - TRaffic ResultsIndia’s Fandango Bookmyshow (BMS) is one of the earliest entrants in the internet space, the company launched its online ticketing platform www.bookmyshow.com in 2007 and subsequently launched the Mobile App as well. Bookmyshow has ~90% market share in the online movie ticketing segment in India.

In FY15, 4bn movie tickets (in ~10,000 screens) were sold in India. In its addressable market of 500mn tickets (2,700 screens), BMS sold 50mn tickets in FY 2015 [Apr-2014 to March-2015]. ~100% of the total available movie tickets are accessible on BMS’ platform. Continue reading India’s Fandango, BookMyShow Sold 50 Mn Tickets in FY2015

India Internet eCommerce Forum by VC Circle – Key Takeaways

eCommerce India ForumVC Circle hosted India Internet eCommerce Forum in Mumbai and here are the key takeaways from the meet.

Horizontal vs Vertical Online Retailing in India Vertical specific platforms will have enough time (2-4 years) before it will start facing competition from the Horizontals. While eventually consolidation will set in, the platform which is differentiated and has built a brand will continue to stay. Within verticals however some
consolidation has already been happening (for example within babycare, food ordering, media reports around consolidation in taxi booking). Within real estate, there are two models emerging (classifieds / listings and transaction based) however there has been limited consolidation so far. Continue reading India Internet eCommerce Forum by VC Circle – Key Takeaways

Housing.Com – Transition from Classifieds to Transaction With High Quality Listing

Housing.Com Business ModelHousing.com moved away from being a classified portal to a transaction-led revenue model business. Even Just Dial, which is a horizontal classified company, has been working to move to a transaction-led business model. Unlike 99 acres, which aims to remain a pure-play classified company, Housing.com expects to evolve into a transaction-led model. Continue reading Housing.Com – Transition from Classifieds to Transaction With High Quality Listing

Policy Bazaar – MeritNation – Canvera – InfoEdge Subsidiaries Lead in MarketShare

Policy Bazaar - MeritNation - CanveraInfoEdge has invested early in 3 Platforms – Selling online Insurance with PolicyBazaar, Meritnation Supporting Education and Canvera

PolicyBazaar has a dominant share of around 90% in the insurance aggregator space. The space has five to six other organised players, including MyInsuranceClub, EasyPolicy and InsurancePandit. The company also faces competition from direct online platforms of insurance companies, some of whom (notably ICICI Lombard) do not use web aggregators. PolicyBazaar estimates that it accounts for a 50% share of the overall online insurance space. Continue reading Policy Bazaar – MeritNation – Canvera – InfoEdge Subsidiaries Lead in MarketShare

Captain Dash: All Your Social Data Analytics at Finger Tips (App)

Captain Dash Social Data Analytics AppCaptain Dash, a French based Start-up that offers Data Analytics solutions to Marketers, has just released their tablet app on iOS. The app is completely free, and is simple and easy to use. Basically, if your company is on either Facebook, Twitter, or Google Analytics, managing all that data can be stressful. With Captain Dash, the app is able to aggregate all your real-time social media data and turns it into interactive dashboards, which are custom to the user’s preference. By pressing the plus button on the bottom left of the screen, you’ll be given the option to add Facebook pages, Twitter, Google Analytics, Foursquare and Microsoft Atlas accounts. Continue reading Captain Dash: All Your Social Data Analytics at Finger Tips (App)

How Corporates can enable Access to Web 2.0 etc [Facebook] without Affecting Productivity ?


The remarkable growth in social networking sites, modern Web applications, and their use within the enterprise has driven rapid growth in application control sales and, thus, sales of NGN Firewalls. Employees are negotiating with their management for access to Social Networks and other Web 2.0 Apps and Services, the latter is worried about decline in productivity. To address this delicate situation, Palo Alto Networks has developed a Next Generation Firewall which uses the Single Pass Architecture and provides IPS, application control, Web security, URL filtering capabilities, enabling it to address almost the entire network security market.

Web 2.0 is clearly a high-growth opportunity with valuations to match. Palo Alto is the leading vendor of NGN Firewall offerings, which includes Continue reading How Corporates can enable Access to Web 2.0 etc [Facebook] without Affecting Productivity ?