Articles about Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

06 Oct 2020

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

Indian government could soon launch its own app store

01 Oct 2020

Indian government could soon launch its own app store

In the past few weeks, tensions have grown between Google and several Indian start-ups that have called out the internet giant over its 'monopolistic' Play Store policies.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Is Paytm Mall hacked? Company explicitly says 'No'

31 Aug 2020

Is Paytm Mall hacked? Company explicitly says 'No'

Yesterday, a report published by US-based cyber-risk intelligence company Cyble claimed that Paytm Mall, the e-commerce arm of Indian payments unicorn Paytm, has suffered a massive data breach.

All that happened in the entertainment world today

20 Jul 2020

All that happened in the entertainment world today

In the world of entertainment, it was a mixed bag on Monday.

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across countries, the Government of India is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease, while combating the wide-range of problems stemming from it.

Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

13 Dec 2019

Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

Just a couple of weeks after raising a whopping $1 billion, One97 Communications, the parent of digital payments giant Paytm, has raised $669.5 million (roughly Rs. 4,724 crore) in another round of funding.

Paytm raises $1 billion, becomes most valued Indian start-up

25 Nov 2019

Paytm raises $1 billion, becomes most valued Indian start-up

One97 Communications, a Noida-based company that owns digital payments platform Paytm, has raised around $1 billion in a recent funding round.

Paytm retains title sponsorship rights for BCCI — Details here

21 Aug 2019

Paytm retains title sponsorship rights for BCCI — Details here

India's leading digital payment platform, Paytm, owned by One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd., has retained the title sponsorship rights for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Paytm Payments Bank back in business after RBI nod

01 Jan 2019

Paytm Payments Bank back in business after RBI nod

After six months of inactivity, Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) has started adding new customers following a clearance by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

20 Dec 2018

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

26 Nov 2018

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

Low-cost airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet will now charge for web check-in from passengers, and this has obviouly upset fliers.

In an unforeseen twist, Paytm secretary claims she was extorted

25 Oct 2018

In an unforeseen twist, Paytm secretary claims she was extorted

In what can only be called an unforeseen twist in the extortion case involving Paytm employees and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the mastermind of the extortion plot has claimed to be a victim of extortion herself.

Paytm CEO's secretary arrested for blackmailing him for Rs. 20crore

23 Oct 2018

Paytm CEO's secretary arrested for blackmailing him for Rs. 20crore

Two senior Paytm employees and their accomplice have been arrested by the Noida police for allegedly stealing personal and confidential information from Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and blackmailing the entrepreneur.

5 exclusive features that Paytm offers

29 Aug 2018

5 exclusive features that Paytm offers

Paytm was founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in August 2010; it is based out of Noida.

Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

27 Aug 2018

Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm

If reports are to be believed, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are in talks with Paytm parent company, One97 Communications to invest around Rs. 2,200-2,500cr ($300-350mn) in the digital payments company.

India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

18 Aug 2018

India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

With several avenues now open for providing financial help to flood victims in Kerala, several industrialists, politicians, celebrities, and the like, along with normal citizens, have started contributing.

5 financial services offered by Paytm you should know about

03 Aug 2018

5 financial services offered by Paytm you should know about

Paytm is Noida-based E-commerce start-up that mainstreamed digital wallets in India, and helped us get rid of the unnecessary hassle of making cash payments.

WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

23 Jun 2018

WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, which is launching payments services in India, has updated its privacy policy and terms of use to "reflect the addition of payment interoperability features."

Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

17 Jun 2018

Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

Becoming a self-made billionaire is no easy task; it's one of the greatest achievements.

You may get WhatsApp payment feature next week

30 May 2018

You may get WhatsApp payment feature next week

Earlier in February, WhatsApp did an initial roll-out of its payment feature in India which allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

Cobrapost's 'shoddy' sting on Paytm: Pertinent questions remain unanswered

26 May 2018

Cobrapost's 'shoddy' sting on Paytm: Pertinent questions remain unanswered

Cobrapost, arguably the king of sting operations in India, is back with another in its Operation-136 series, which reveals media houses' willingness to peddle content (mostly 'Hindutva'-related) for money.

Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

26 Apr 2018

Meet the 6 youngest self-made Indian billionaires under 50

Becoming a self-made billionaire is no easy task; it's one of the greatest achievements.

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

16 Feb 2018

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."

I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously

15 Feb 2018

I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously

That entrepreneurs are dreamy is an understatement. People outside the 'chaar dewari' find this job glamorous, people inside it find it lonely.

200 Paytm employees including office boy become millionaires after stock-sale

30 Jan 2018

200 Paytm employees including office boy become millionaires after stock-sale

About 200 former and current Paytm employees have become millionaires after selling their stocks in the company worth Rs. 500cr.

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

28 Jan 2018

Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale

The valuation of home-grown digital payments giant Paytm, owned by Noida-based One97 Communications, is likely to jump to $10bn after some existing and former employees sell a part of their shares to new investors, including Canada-based Discovery Capital. Information about other investors isn't available yet.

Paytm now lets you borrow interest-free credit! Here's how.

16 Nov 2017

Paytm now lets you borrow interest-free credit! Here's how.

Paytm has been expanding its range of services tremendously, and there's another new product in store.

Now you can send, receive money using BHIM-UPI on Paytm

07 Nov 2017

Now you can send, receive money using BHIM-UPI on Paytm

After introducing Paytm "Inbox" in-app messaging feature, the Indian digital payments leader has now launched yet another exciting feature.

Paytm Payments Bank incurred Rs. 30cr loss in 7 months

06 Oct 2017

Paytm Payments Bank incurred Rs. 30cr loss in 7 months

In its regulatory filing to Registrar of Companies (RoC), Paytm Payments Bank informed that in the time period between August 2016 and March 31, 2017, it has incurred losses of Rs. 30.7 crore.

Paytm looking to become a full-service bank through partnerships

01 Sep 2017

Paytm looking to become a full-service bank through partnerships

Paytm's rise to prominence during the demonetization-phase fuelled its ambition to get into the banking business.

Narendra Modi will meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs to discuss ideas

17 Aug 2017

Narendra Modi will meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs to discuss ideas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the 'champions of change', who have set up successful businesses from the grounds up, today at a session organized by federal policy think tank NITI Aayog.

CEOs: Deciphering the enigma and busting the boardroom's myths

07 Aug 2017

CEOs: Deciphering the enigma and busting the boardroom's myths

It's a thinking-out-loud kind of a situation. What makes a CEO tick?

Paytm, Hong Kong-based AGTech Media to develop games jointly

26 Jul 2017

Paytm, Hong Kong-based AGTech Media to develop games jointly

One97 Communications-owned digital payments giant Paytm inked a joint venture deal with Hong Kong's lottery company AGTech Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGTech Holdings.

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar's new Lutyens' zone acquisition

07 Jun 2017

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar's new Lutyens' zone acquisition

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has a new property: 6,000-sq-ft residential premises worth Rs. 82cr at New Delhi's coveted Lutyens' zone, one of India's most expensive locations.

Tesla will not be plying on Indian roads anytime soon

23 May 2017

Tesla will not be plying on Indian roads anytime soon

Tesla's Model 3 is capable of reaching 60kmph from zero in 6 seconds and it gives 215 miles mileage on a single charge; it's a technological marvel, environment-friendly car and it's also a car that will not be available in India anytime soon.

Paytm Payments Bank starts operations, offers zero-balance accounts

23 May 2017

Paytm Payments Bank starts operations, offers zero-balance accounts

Paytm Payments Bank, in a gradual roll-out, will start operations in North India on May 23. In the first phase, it will offer accounts to users on invite-only basis.

Paytm raises $1.4 billion from SoftBank

18 May 2017

Paytm raises $1.4 billion from SoftBank

Paytm is said to have raised over $1.4 billion from Japanese investor SoftBank, in one of its largest funding rounds from a single investor.

Paytm payments bank and what it means for users

18 May 2017

Paytm payments bank and what it means for users

Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led Paytm has been okayed by the RBI to start its payments bank; the Noida-based firm is expected to begin its operations under Renu Satti, from 23rd of May, 2017.

After RBI nod, Paytm Payments Bank to launch next week

17 May 2017

After RBI nod, Paytm Payments Bank to launch next week

Paytm has received the final license for its payments bank from the RBI, clearing the way for its planned May 23 launch.