Mihir Dalal

Chronicling the big billion startup stories
Mihir Dalal has spent over a decade in business journalism, first as an assistant producer at CNBC TV18, India’s largest business television network. He later went on to cover equities and consumer retail at Reuters before joining Mint, one of India’s leading financial dailies, as a staff writer in 2012. It was at Mint that Mihir rose through the ranks, became widely read and emerged as a critical commentator on India’s rapidly evolving startup ecosystem. Today, he leads startup coverage for the newspaper. His first book, 'Big Billion Startup - The Untold Flipkart Story', chronicles the journey of India's online retailer Flipkart.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Mihir is well-known for his coverage of the Indian startup ecosystem and has produced several analytical pieces on the state of Indian entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. He has also broken stories on some of India’s leading startups including Flipkart, Ola, Paytm, InMobi, Snapdeal, and more. Additionally, Mihir has covered large developments across global consumer tech giants such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Uber, and traced their fascinating journeys in India. Some of his notable coverage include Amazon’s tax troubles and controversial joint ventures, Flipkart’s momentous $16 billion sale to Walmart, challenges and downsizing of Snapdeal, funding slowdown across the startup ecosystem, Redbus’s sale to Naspers, illegal deep discounting done by top online retailers, and more. In 2019, Mihir published his first book, 'Big Billion Startup - The Untold Flipkart Story', which garnered significant praise for its definitive account of Flipkart, a company that not only rose from a modest two-BHK flat in Bengaluru to become a giant, multibillion-dollar corporation, but also transformed the way Indians shop online, thereby paving the path for a startup revolution in the country.