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2007 | The Flipkart story begins in a Bengaluru apartment

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September 15, 2007 Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, engineering graduates from Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi and later colleagues in Bengaluru, put their heads together to found an online bookstore called Flipkart. Despite the common surname and the fact that they hail from the same town, Chandigarh, neither Sachin nor Binny are…

2007 | The Flipkart story begins in a Bengaluru apartment
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September 15, 2007

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, engineering graduates from Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi and later colleagues in Bengaluru, put their heads together to found an online bookstore called Flipkart. Despite the common surname and the fact that they hail from the same town, Chandigarh, neither Sachin nor Binny are related. In fact, they have met only in 2005, during their final-year project at IIT.

Read the full story: A Tryst With Destiny


October 15, 2007

The Flipkart website is launched


October 31, 2007

Flipkart sells its first book, John Wood’s Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. The first customer is VVK Chandra, a curious young web developer from Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh. He becomes part of a sale that would make Indian e-commerce history.

Read the full story – Flipping back pages with Flipkart’s first customer


After 20 shipments in 2007, Flipkart’s two-man team is in business


Headcount – 2

Enjoy shopping on Flipkart

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