Quikr, India’s leading horizontal classifieds player, has raised $6 million in series C funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and returning investors, Omidyar Network, Matrix Partners India and eBay Inc. With this round of financing, Quikr has raised in excess of Rs 50 crore since inception. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the round, has invested about $4 million.
Quikr offers a web-based classifieds platform that addresses the needs of local communities in 40 cities across India. More than 8 million consumers visit Quikr every month to buy, sell, rent or find things.
Above figure compares the traction at Quickr, Sulekha and ClickIndia.
Interestingly NVP is an existing investor in Sulekha, another classified portal. Local classifieds portals are becoming hot favorites for investors. Earlier Helion invested in GETIT, Sequoia capital raised their equity in Justdial and NVP invested in OLX.