Mukesh Bansal, Online Fashion Guru to India’s Masses

Mukesh Bansal | Photo: Mahesh Shantaram for BoF

Start-up founders are natural multitaskers. But for Mukesh Bansal — founder and chief executive of Myntra, India’s leading fashion e-commerce player — building a winning business required the focus to resist doing too many things at once, while finding the right blend of fashion and technology.

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Rocket Internet IPO to Value Firm Around $8 Billion

Rocket Internet's headquarters in Berlin | Source: Rocket Internet

Germany’s Rocket Internet, a venture capital group that has launched dozens of online start-ups, expects to raise almost double the amount it initially targeted from its initial public offering, pricing shares to value the firm at some $8 billion.

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Twitter Testing ‘Buy’ Button as E-Commerce Plans Take Shape

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For Twitter Inc., a tweet will soon be more than a form of communication or an ad — it will be an invitation to buy. The San Francisco-based microblogging company is testing a “buy” button so consumers can purchase directly from tweets posted on its service.

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