Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quikr Amongst Global Leaders At Nokia World 2011
Quikr App to be pre-loaded on Nokia phones in India

New Delhi, October 27, 2011 Quikr (, the leader in horizontal classifieds in India, will today showcase its capabilities at Nokia World 2011, a prestigious global industry event being held in London. Pranay Chulet, CEO, Quikr will take part in “The Rise of the planet of the Apps”, a power packed panel discussion today on the burgeoning app economy and the opportunity it offers to developers across the globe. Quikr also showcased its app at Nokia World. Quikr offers a web and mobile-based classifieds platform that addresses a wide variety of local commerce needs. More than 18 million consumers across India visit Quikr every month to sell, buy, rent or find things ranging from laptops to mobile phones to cars to real estate to jobs and everything in between. Over the last two years, the company has successfully transformed itself from an online to online & mobile leader by building Quikr Mobile, its platform that spans across mobile browsers, apps and text messaging.

“We are excited to see Quikr participating in Nokia World. The mobile application industry is easily the fastest growing sector in the world and we have seen some of the most talented developers coming from India,” said D Shivakumar,VP and Managing Director, Nokia India.” We look forward to working with Quikr to support their mobile efforts, while providing greater value to Nokia consumers from India”

Pranay Chulet, CEO, Quikr, said, “We have been running our business seamlessly across online and mobile media for some time now and are excited to be recognized as a valued associate in mobile classifieds by a company such as Nokia. It further strengthens our belief that there are enormous societal benefits and business opportunities waiting to be tapped by businesses that run across mobile and internet.”

As part of its relationship with Nokia India, the Quikr app has been pre-loaded on Nokia’s Series 40 mobile phones sold in India, enabling Nokia consumers to buy, sell and find things they need using their mobile devices. Quikr has also collaborated with Nokia on developing apps for the Symbian and Windows Phone 7 platforms and its apps are also available for download from the Nokia Store for Nokia consumers .

Elaborating further on Quikr , Pranay said, “We have grown over 10 times in the last 2 years and want to continue to grow the business at a similar fast pace in future as well. A large part of this growth will come from Quikr Mobile, which helps us tap into the market of hundreds of millions of mobile phone users in India.

With Quikr Mobile working seamlessly with our online platform, we are well positioned to benefit from the growth of internet as well as the scale of mobile.”

Quikr is in a unique position because it has created the largest marketplace of buyers and sellers in the country. Its simple platform addresses people’s transaction needs in a wide set of areas, hence its users come back to it again and again to use it in a variety of ways. With its broad user base and powerful appeal, the company has the potential to revolutionize the e-commerce landscape in India.

About Quikr

Quikr is India’s leading horizontal classifieds company with over 18 million consumers using the platform every month. The company was launched in July 2008 and is currently present in over 65 cities across India. Its online and mobile platform provides local destinations for each of these cities where people can go to sell, buy, rent and find things across 160 categories. Quikr is backed by Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Norwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Partners and invested in by eBay Inc.

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