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Startup Street: Flipkart's Ninjacart bet, PolicyBazaar's growth roadmap and the Data Bill debate

Updated : December 18, 2019 11:25 AM IST

On Startup Street's 'What’s Brewing’, in a bid to strengthen its grocery play, Flipkart and Walmart have announced their investment into agriculture supply startup Ninjacart. In a conversation with CNBC-TV18's Mugdha Variyar, Rajneesh Kumar, the senior vice president and head of corporate affairs at Flipkart said the company will continue to focus on the grocery segment.

On 'Trendspotting’, online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar has set its eyes on profitability. PolicyBazaar is focusing on expanding its health and life insurance offerings. In fact, it is also looking at some international expansion. CNBC-TV18's Priya Sheth caught up with PolicyBazaar's chief executive officer and co-founder Yashish Dahiya to discuss the growth plans going forward.

This is a significant milestone for a country with the second-largest population on the internet, but opposition parties and activists have raised concerns that the Data Protection Bill will compromise the right to privacy. CNBC-TV18’s Megha Vishwanath spoke to Udbhav Tiwari, public policy advisor of Mozilla and Nikhil Pahwa, founder and editor at Medianama and discussed whether the concerns are valid, what does this bill mean for individuals, and how will it affect startups and companies.
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