Info Edge has an in-depth understanding of the Indian consumer internet domain. With years of experience in the domain, strong cash flow generation and a diversified business portfolio, it one of the very few profitable pure play internet companies in the country.
The company was incorporated on May 1, 1995 under the Companies Act, 1956 as Info Edge (India) Private Limited and became a public limited company on April 27, 2006. Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly, setting benchmarks as a pioneer for others to follow. Driven by innovation, creativity, an experienced and talented leadership team and a strong culture of entrepreneurship, today, it is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services. The Company is primarily engaged in providing online and offline services primarily through its online portal Naukri.com, Jeevansathi.com, 99 acres.com, shiksha.com and offline portal Quadrangle.com.
Business area of the company
Recruitment: Online recruitment classifieds, www.naukri.com, a clear market leader in the Indian e-recruitment space, www.naukrigulf.com, a job site focused at the Middle East market, offline executive search (www.quadranglesearch.com) and a fresher hiring site (www.firstnaukri.com). Additionally, Info Edge provides jobseekers value added services (Naukri Fast Forward) such as resume writing.
Matrimony: Online matrimony classifieds, www.jeevansathi.com, is among the top three in India’s online matrimonial space, and has offline Jeevansathi Match Points and franchisees.
Real Estate: Online real estate classifieds, www.99acres.com, is India’s largest property marketplace covering almost all the major cities and a large number of agents and developers.
Education: Online education classifieds, www.shiksha.com, is the smartest gateway for students to achieve their goals.
Recruitment Classifieds & Related Services
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• Kinobeo Software Private Limited.
• Happily Unmarried Marketing Private Limited.
• Canvera Digital Technologies Private Limited.
• Mint Bird Technologies Private Limited.
• Green Leaves Consumer Services Private Limited.
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March 1997: www.naukri.com launched.
FY 1999: www.naukri.com breaks even
April 8, 2000: ICICI Information Technology Fund makes a private equity investment of about Rs 72.9 million in Info Edge (this investment was later novated in favor of ICICI Emerging Sectors Fund)
November 1, 2000: Quadrangle business acquired
September 2002: Business becomes profitable post VC funding
September 2003: Initiated television advertising
September 2004: 100% ownership of Jeevansathi Internet Service Private Limited achieved
September 2005: www.99acres.com launched
April 2006: Private equity investors, Klenier PerkinsCaufield and Byers and Sherpalo LLC, agree to acquire, through Murugan Capital and Sherpalo Mauritius LLC, respectively, 5% of Info Edge’s pre-issue equity share capital by means of a secondary purchase
July 2006: International operation launched with www.naukrigulf.com
November 2006: Info Edge is listed publically in India
October 2007: Investment in Studyplaces Inc. (www.studyplaces.com)
May 2008: www.shiksha.com launched. Investment in Applect Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. (www.meritnation.com)
September 2008: Investment in Etechaces Consulting and Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (www.policybazaar.com)
May 2009: www.firstnaukri.com launched
July 2010: Investment in Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd. (www.zomato.com)
February 2011: Investment in Nogle Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (www.floost.com)
April 2011: Investment in Kinobeo Software Pvt. Ltd. (www.mydala.com). Investment in Ninety Nine Labels Pvt. Ltd. (www.99labels.com)
August 2012: Investment in Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (www.canvera.com)
October 2012: Investment in Happily Unmarried Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (www.happilyunmarried.com)
August 2015: Investment in Mint Bird Technologies Private Limited (www.vacationlabs.com)
November 2015: www.bigstylist.com launched
January 2016: www.bluedolph.in launched
October 2019: Info Edge invests Rs 6 crore in Happily Unmarried Marketing
October 2019: Info Edge ink pact to acquire securities in Metis Eduventures
November 2019: Info Edge ink pact to invest in Terralytics Analysis
November 2019: Info Edge ink pact to invest in LLAMA Logisol
January 2020: Info Edge ink pact to divest entire stake held in Applect Learning Systems
March 2020: Info Edge signed agreement to invest Rs 7 crore in Medcords