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April 3, 2019 11:45 am

Indian E-Commerce Company Flipkart to Set Up Tel Aviv Research Center, Report Says

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The Tel Aviv skyline at night. Photo: Gilad Avidan via Wikimedia Commons.

CTech – Indian e-commerce company Flipkart Internet Private is setting up a Tel Aviv research and development center to focus on cybersecurity, data protection, and cloud technologies, Indian daily newspaper The Economic Times reported Tuesday, citing sources. Flipkart is hiring for a local management team and actively scouting Israeli startups for potential acquisitions, the report said.

Headquartered in Bangaluru, Flipkart is India’s leading e-commerce company with over 100 million registered users, more than 100,000 sellers, and over 80 million products on offer, according to the company’s website. In August 2018, American retail giant Walmart paid $16 billion for a 77 percent stake in Flipkart.

In September 2018, Flipkart bought Israeli retail analytics provider Upstream Commerce in a deal valued at $40 million to $50 million, according to one person familiar with the matter.

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