Category: Strategy

WhatsApp Pay – The Fitting piece to Monetize Whatsapp

Business model of whatsapp

Why Whatsapp wants you to Pay ? NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) recently gave approval to WhatsApp for allowing payments through its platform. WhatsApp had a long pursuit for allowing payments in India. Getting approval in India in BFSI does make headlines, though this time it is special. Let’s look at why WhatsApp payment is important and what could be Mark Zuckerberg’s plan with in-app payments. WhatsApp – A …

Giant push for Digital Kirana – The big players

How Amazon, Metro and Jio plan to change the retail landscape in India

In the recently concluded AGM of India’s largest company Reliance Industries Limited, major announcements were made. One of the highlights of this most viewed corporate event was to digitize the local storefronts in India. Launch of Reliance Digital Kirana initiative could lead to re-birth of otherwise disregarded Kirana stores. Let’s look at how Kirana store’s …

Real synergies of Societe Generale acquiring Shine

Societe Generale, a French multinational bank, declared the acquisition of a neo-banking startup called Shine. This is the second major acquisition by the French multi-national bank in the last 3 years. Societe Generale may not be on an acquisition spree, but both these acquisitions align with their digital strategy. Let’s look at some of the …

Zeroda Disruption In Brokerage Industry

Recently I came across the success story of Zerodha, published by Yourstory. The title honored Zerodha with rare profitable business unicorn in India. Zerodha is a common household name in stock trading segment. Though not considered as a Fintech company, it is effectively a company built on the principles of new age technology. After all, …

Can JioMart be the Robinhood for declining Kirana stores

Reliance Jio is becoming the great startup story of the Indian business arena. It had a blockbuster launch with mobile network segment. Though Jio Fibre is yet to pick up as much, there is a good scope of expansion. Reliance saw unprecedented interest in stake sale for Jio. This was on the backdrop of its …