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About Mukesh Bansal

Technology entrepreneur and investor Mukesh Bansal is the founder and former CEO of Myntra. Following Myntra's merger with Flipkart, he served at Flipkart as the Head of Commerce and Advertising Business. In 2016, he founded with Ankit Nagori.

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  • What are the other factors driving valuations?
  • Why are you raising so much money in a short span of time?
  • What do your recent investors such as DST Global, Qatar Investment Authority and GIC bring to the table?
  • Considering how fast valuations have risen over the past year, do you regret selling Myntra at the price you did?
  • In your conversations with investors, how important is the topic of profitability?
  • How much of your total revenue do the private brands make up?
  • Even if I were to look at the Flipkart story, the losses continue to mount even as far as Flipkart is concerned. Which is why people then don’t believe this credible road to profitability theory.
  • So you are saying the strategic choice will continue to drive growth even at the cost of profitability at least for now?
  • So, not fashion, not e-commerce. What else would you be looking at?
  • Are you done with e-commerce and fashion or is that likely to be something that you would want to go back to?
  • Would you choose to enter a niche segment like healthcare in the future?
  • Tell us about your pullout from the Airtel Zero negotiations.
  • How will net neutrality have an impact on your net based businesses?
  • Is there a middle ground to the net neutrality issue?
  • You have very few e-commerce rivals in the furniture segment, which you are interested in. By when can we expect the furniture segment online?
  • What made you decide to invest heavily in technology automation and data analytics?
  • Can you tell us how you are working with the government to train and hire employees?
  • You have recently shuffled your top management. Tell us about it.
  • Does it mean to say that you will be shutting the websites and focus more on the mobile app considering that is the future trend?
  • You are now shifting focus to mobile shopping. There is a special mobile app through which consumers can actually buy online. How do you see this trend picking up?
  • What is the investment for the mobile app?
  • How are you ramping up your hiring? By what percent do you expect to increase your employee numbers this year?
  • You have been elevated on the board of Flipkart. We hear that there is another complete restructuring that is happening currently, first time in seven and a half years. What is your new role and what are the challenges ahead?
  • What makes Bengaluru tick as an e-commerce hub?
  • What is your favourite Bengaluru moment?
  • If not Bengaluru, which city would you like to live in?

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