Ravi Gururaj’s QikPod’s Intelligent Locker Networks To Help Ecommerce Deliveries

QikPod will launch a network of intelligent lockers for delivery of ecommerce parcels to online consumers across the metros. Parcel Locker is a unit that is installed alongside neighborhood delivery and collection box units or in conjunction with Post Office Boxes in a retail facility that is used for parcel delivery. The startup venture will be launched by serial entrepreneur Ravi Gururaj backed with a $9 million funding from Flipkart, Delivery, Accel Partners and Foxmobile.

Quikr Ventures Into The Entertainment Industry

From a cross category classifieds business, Quikr has now ventures into the entertainment industry, partnering with filmmakers. It has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with filmmaker Vivek Bohra and casting director Aadore Mukherjee, to launch a platform for actors, casting directors, and production houses. The new platform will unite the different entities which will o help meet the needs of the entertainment industry.

ShopClues Looking To Raise Rs. 1,320 Crore; Go Public

Online shopping store Shopclues is looking for funds to the tune of Rs.990 to 1,320 crores so as to double its estimated worth in less than a year. According to Sanjeev Aggarwal, senior managing director at Helion Ventures which has a stake in Shopclues, the company may also go for a public offering to achieve its objective. “We feel we could be the first ecommerce company to go public,” added Agarwal.