Flipkart's Bansal brothers set up new company, Sabin Advisors
In a quiet move, Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal set up a new company, Sabin Advisors, in December, 2017, reportedly for new businesses, that could range from venture capital funding to insurance.
Coined by combining the first few letters of the founders' names, the firm's future dealings and business plans remain undisclosed as yet.
Read on to know more.
Flipkart co-founders diversify, acquire new venture
Time for Bansals to look out for newer challenges?
Since the Bansals and their funding partners have achieved the goals they set out with Flipkart, they might use the newly-acquired company to foray into other businesses and route their investments, reported BusinessLine.
Sachin, Binny Bansal have investments worth $58mn in 24 ventures
Bansal brothers' investments are wide-ranging and many. Together, Sachin and Binny Bansal have invested $58 million in 24 ventures ranging from learning platform Unacademy to mobile news aggregator InShorts, electric two-wheeler start-up Ather Energy, and start-up informer Tracxn.
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What after Flipkart?
It isn't an unlikely idea as after Flipkart's recent $3 billion funding, investors have been leading its operations. Bansals now play mentors and might take the company public in the next few years.
Billion: The first move towards diversification
The launch of Billion - a private budget label - by Flipkart in 2017 was probably the co-founders' first step towards diversifying.
Unlike other private label brands under Flipkart, Billion doesn't have the e-commerce giant's name tagged to it.
In fact, it is handled by an independent team that reports directly to Sachin Bansal.