Former Amazon executives, who share the same surname but are not related, teamed up in 2007 to found Flipkart as an online seller of books, pooling $650 of their combined savings and operating out of their apartment. Now India's top Internet retailer and often touted as the country's Alibaba, Flipkart has attracted $1.9 billion from investors such Tiger Global Management, Qatar Investment Authority and Naspers. It boasts 30 million products, 44 million registered users and 8 million shipments a month.
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