Jeff Bezos' prediction for India (and other top stories of the day)

The Indian arm of the Seattle-based ecommerce major has grown leaps and bounds since its entry, and CEO Jeff Bezos is of the opinion that India will own the 21st century.

The 21st century saw the advent of a revolutionary mode of business - ecommerce. It gave consumers the power to order all things under the sun, be it food or goods, without getting off one's seat, and it has changed the way the world operates now. 


Since we are talking about ecommerce, the first name that comes to our mind is of Amazon. What started as a platform for ordering books online in 1994, has now become a company with a valuation of more than $900 billion.


The Indian arm of the Seattle-based ecommerce major has grown leaps and bounds since its entry, and CEO Jeff Bezos is of the opinion that India will own the 21st century. 


While in India for the company’s SMBhav summit, Bezos announced that Amazon would be making an “incremental investment of $1 billion in digitising small and medium businesses” to a packed audience of SMB entrepreneurs.


Read more on what Jeff Bezos said at the first edition of SMBhav summit, here. 


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The Goat Village at Nag Tibba

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These sisters are disrupting the billion-dollar kidswear market 

Greendigo Cofounders - Barkha Bhatnagar Das (L) and Meghna Kishore (R)

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FMCG industry leader Rajeev Bakshi joins the board of Ola Foods

Rajeev Bakshi

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