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April 17, 2012

A "Bansal Mafia" in E-Commerce?

From a TiE Mumbai SmashUp e-poster:



We've heard of "McKinsey Mafia", "IIM-A Mafia", etc. being used to refer to the sheer number of alum of these hallowed institutions that go on to join the Indian PE/VC industry. But what explains the high odds of raising dollops of venture capital funding for your e-commerce venture if your second name is a Bansal?

Company

No. of Co-founding
Bansals

VC Raised (US$ M)

Flipkart

2

180

Snapdeal

1

50

Myntra

1

40

Lenskart

1

4

Total

5

$275 M

* Source: Publicly reported data - including especially this Mint report for the last
$150-M round raised by Flipkart

Please do let us know if we should modify the above table in light of any new data - either on the number of Bansal companies or the value of the investments.

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