Baidu Inc is in talks to deposit in Indian e-commerce start-ups including Zomato, BookMyShow and BigBasket, a orator for China’s tip online hunt provider pronounced on Wednesday.
“The Indian marketplace represents an huge event for us to bond some-more people with services, and we devise to put some-more resources there in a future,” a orator told Reuters by email.
Baidu declined to criticism on probable investment amounts or time frames.
India’s record start-up marketplace is sepulchral as some-more and some-more people emporium online, in a nation where about 20 percent of a race of 1.3 billion are connected to a Internet.
The e-commerce marketplace could grow in terms of a value of products sole to $220 billion by 2025 from $11 billion in 2015, Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimated.
That expansion intensity has captivated investment from tellurian record giants such as China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp.
Zomato is India’s heading grill hunt provider, while BookMyShow is a country’s tip online seller of cinema and events tickets. BigBasket is an online grocer.
Zomato and BigBasket did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. BookMyShow could not be immediately reached for comment.