New Delhi, January27: Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal has officially exited the e-commerce platform's board after more than 16 years. Sachin Bansal, the other co-founder, left the board in 2018. After leaving Flipkart, Sachin founded Navi, a financial services firm. "Flipkart is in a robust position, with a strong leadership team and a clear path forward, and with this confidence, I have decided to step aside, knowing the company is in capable hands," Binny said in a statement.
"I wish the team the best as they continue to transform experiences for customers, and I remain a strong supporter of the business," he added. Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy said in a statement on Saturday that the company is the outcome of a great idea and a lot of hard work, built by teams committed to transforming how India shops. Binny Bansal Resigns From Flipkart: Co-Founder Steps Down from Board Months After Selling His Remaining Stakes
"We wish Binny the best as he embarks on his next venture and thank him for the deep impact he has enabled for the Indian retail ecosystem," he added. Earlier this month, Binny announced a new venture called 'OppDoor', which will help e-commerce companies expand operations globally by providing them with end-to-end solutions. As per reports, OppDoor will initially focus on e-commerce companies in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Flipkart Co-Founder Binny Bansal Sells His Stake Worth $264 Million to Chinese Internet Giant Tencent
Last year, Bansal sold his remaining stake in Flipkart and received about $1-$1.5 billion from his shareholding in Flipkart. Binny, along with Sachin Bansal, exited Flipkart after selling it to Walmart in 2018 for around $16 billion. Binny has backed around 60 startups, like Acko, Ather Energy, Curefoods, Cultfit, BrightChamps, Unacademy, Yulu and others.
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