Deep Kalra is one of India’s original internet entrepreneurs. He started Makemytrip way back in 2000, much before the venture capital started flowing into Indian ecommerce in a big way.
The company listed on Nasdaq back in 2010, has acquired nearly a dozen other companies and has a formidable presence in India’s consumer internet space with over $250 mn in revenues and $800 mn in market cap.
In this episode of SourceCode, a series of conversations with top executives in tech industry, FactorDaily’s Editor-in-Chief Pankaj Mishra discusses organisation building, history of Indian ecommerce and the state of India’s consumer internet market now.
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