Quikr

Basic info

http://www.quikr.com/9 Years Old
BangaloreInternet
1001-5000 EmployeesPrivate company

About Quikr

Quikr is India’s no.1 online classifieds platform, a place where people can connect with each other to buy or sell goods and services. Launched in 2008 with the vision for buyers and sellers to “meet online, transact offline”, today we have over 4.2 million listings and have generated over 150 million replies.

Headquartered in Mumbai, Quikr operates from 940 cities across India and is accessed by more than 30 million unique users and 26 million brand new customers per month. We now have over 13 categories and 170 sub-categories, with the most popular being mobile phones and electronics, real estate, cars and bikes.

At Quikr, we have created an online community which is simple and secure. We are constantly innovating so that users can buy and sell in the easiest and most convenient way possible. We recognized that getting a fair price could be a hurdle for our customers,and we developed a Maximum Selling Price (MSP) calculator to help users estimate a reasonable price range. We also pioneered the Missed Call service in India, enabling first time or non internet users in India to give us a missed call so that we can help them post an ad. This way we aim to make people ‘Quikr’ users, perhaps even before they are internet users.

Our efforts are being recognized. In BAV® 2013 (a Brand Asset Valuator by Rediffusion-Y&R), Quikr was the only classifieds platform to be featured in the list of top ten ‘Best E-commerce Brands in India Amongst Youth’.

We have been fortunate to have some of the world’s best renowned investment partners with us on our journey: Kinnevik, Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Norwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Warburg Pincus and investments by eBay Inc. as well.

Happy trading everyone! credits: www.quikr.com

mission

Our goal is to help our community of buyers and sellers address their needs in the simplest and fastest way. credits: www.quikr.com

Quikr impact

940
Cities present in
30million
Unique Users
26million
New customers per month
13
Product Categories
150million $
Funding raised till date
4.2million
Listings
150million
Replies

Quikr story

Jul-2008
FOUNDED QUIKR
Pranay Chulet launched Quikr.com-a community-based classifieds website that helps people find and sell products and services across diverse categories. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Mar-2010
SERIES C FUNDING of 6 Million $
Quikr received $6 Million funding from Northwest Venture Partners. credits: www.crunchbase.com
May-2011
SERIES D FUNDING of 8 Million $
Quikr received $8 Million funding from Northwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth partners and eBay. credits: www.crunchbase.com
May-2012
SERIES E FUNDING of 32 Million $
Quikr raised $32 Million funding from Northwest Venture Partners, eBay, Warburg Pincus (Lead) and Matrix Partners. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Mar-2014
SERIES F FUNDING of 90 Million $
Quikr received $90 Million funding from Investment firm AB Kinnevik (Lead), eBay, Matrix Partners India, Nokia Growth Partners, Norwest Venture Partners - NVP, Omidyar Network and Warburg Pincus. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Sep-2014
SERIES G FUNDING
Quikr raised $60 Million funding from its existing investors Tiger Global Management(Lead), Investment AB Kinnevik (Lead), eBay, Matrix Partners India, Nokia Growth Partners, Norwest Venture Partners - NVP, Omidyar Network and Warburg Pincus. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Oct-2014
QUIKR APP
Quikr tied up with Microsoft to launch its Classified App on Windows Platform. credits: news.quikr.com
Jan-2015
QUIKR NXT
Quikr launched a new feature, called Quikr Nxt, in order to bring buyers and sellers together on its online platform. The new service allows users to chat using the website or mobile app. credits: www.indianweb2.com
Apr-2015
SERIES H FUNDING
Quikr raised $150 Million funding from Investment AB Kinnevik (Lead), Tiger Global Management (Lead), Steadview Capital. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Aug-2015
QUIKRCARS
Quikr has launched car focused vertical QuikrCars. With this, Quikr will offer entire value chain in car classifieds — news, reviews, information, tips, and tricks. credits: yourstory.com

Quikr products & services

Maximum Selling Price

Quikr launched Maximum Selling Price (MSP) calculator,first of its kind in India to help users estimate a reasonable price range for any product . credits: www.quikr.com

Quikr Nxt

Introduced world's first instant messenger by a classifieds major to enable seamless transactions between its users using Quikr Nxt. credits: www.afaqs.com

Quikr Dvlpr

Quikr Dvlpr platform has been designed to offer many parts of Quikr’s core functionality to developers and allowing them to offer innovative and locally relevant services, information or products to Quikr’s end users. credits: indianbizparty.com

QuikrCars

Users can search for and buy new and used cars, bikes and other vehicles like trucks on QuikrCars. The vertical shows listings of sellers, popular cars near you, reviews and videos . credits: www.medianama.com

Quikrhomes

This real estate-focused website shows listings for plots and commercial spaces, alongside listings for houses and apartments for sale and available on rent. credits: techcircle.vccircle.com

The “buy” option

Quikr joins the e-commerce market with the buy option to offer end-to-end sales and service assurance to buyers.Buying through Quikr can also make your purchase safe. credits: techlomedia.in

Quikr team

Pranay Chulet

Founder & CEO
Past: Founder-Excellere, Principal-Booz Allen Hamilton, PwC Consulting/IBM-Associate Partner, Business Head-Walker DigitalEducation : BTech-IIT Delhi,PGDM-IIM CalcuttaLocation: Mumbai

Atul Tewari

COO
Past: Managing Director-Blackrock, Director & GM-Offshore Operations (India)-Calibrated Logistics, Director Business Development-smartData Enterprises,Manager- Software Division-MicroAge- Smart Solutions Inc.Education : BTech-IIT Delhi, MBA-Case Western Reserve UniversityLocation: Mumbai

Anirudha Shanbhag

CTO
Past: Project Lead / Senior Staff Engineer-Interwoven,Architect / Director of Engineering-Maaya Inc, Staff Engineer-BEA SystemsEducation : BTech-IIT,BHU, MS-Penn State UniversityLocation: Mumbai

Manoj Sharma

Technology and Product Engineer
Past: VP Engineering-Quikr, CTO-Valyoo Technologies Pvt. Ltd,Director of Engineering-Zynga, Vice President, Engineering-Myspace, Senior Software Engineer-CountrywideEducation : BE-MITS Gwalior, MTech-NIT,KurukshetraLocation: Bengaluru

Vishnu Agarwal

Principal Engineer
Past: Engineer IV - Development & Performance Lead-Walmart, Principal Architect-MeritTrac Service's Pvt Ltd., Tech Yahoo / LAMP Developer-Yahoo, Sr. Performance Engineer, RnD-Yahoo, Sr Software Engineer-Infoedge India Ltd.Education : BTech-Uttar Pradesh Technical University,Location: Bengaluru

Aparna Mahesh

Head - Brand Marketing
Past: National Head -Rediffusion-Wunderman, Market Development Manager-Royal Mail, Account Manager-The Harvest Consulting Group, Account Executive-The Brownstein GroupEducation :Location: Bengaluru

Quikr office photos

Quickr Office Photos

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Quikr amusing facts

  1. 1
    Quikr had over 4.2 million listings and it generated over 150 million replies until June 2015. credits: www.quikr.com
  2. 2
    Quikr operates from 940 cities across India and is accessed by more than 30 million unique users and 26 million brand new customers per month. credits: www.quikr.com
  3. 3
    Quikr was the only classifieds platform to be featured in the list of top ten ‘Best E-commerce Brands in India Amongst Youth’. credits: www.quikr.com
  4. 4
    In March 2015, Online classifieds startup Quikr was valued at $1 billion. credits: www.forbes.com
  5. 5
    Kijiji.in which was launched in March 2005, was rebranded as Quickr in July 2008. credits: en.wikipedia.org

Quikr office locations

Mumbai Office
Quikr India Pvt Ltd. 1st Floor, Raghuvanshi Mansion, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Mumbai
400 013
+91-22-67290000
Hyderabad Office
Quikr India pvt. Ltd. 402, 4th floor, Dega Towers, Somajiguda, Rajbhavan Road, Hyderabad
Hyderabad
500082
+91-40-42004233
Ahmedabad Office
407, Sukan Business Center Swastik Crossroads, CG Road Above ICICI Bank . Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
380009
+91-79-30251750
Bangalore Office
9, Soma Marit Venkata Swamy Naidu Street, Tasker Town, Shivajinagar, Bangalore
Bangalore
560051
+91-80-49036100
New Delhi Office
Quikr India Pvt Ltd. 60, 1st Floor, Okhla Phase - 3, Okhla Estate (Opposite SBI), New Delhi
New Delhi
110020
+91-11-41019065
Chennai Office
65/2 Ground Floor, Murugesa Naicker Complex, Greams Road -Thousand Lights, Chennai
Chennai
600006
+91-44-49401000

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