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Paytm startup hits goldmine when India junked 500- and 1,000-rupee notes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 05:50

Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. The startup is poised for phenomenal growth as India's digital wallet is expected to rise to about 300b rupees by 2022 from 1.54b rupees last year.


THE founder and chief executive of India's largest digital payments company has barely slept and is nursing a head cold. Having just arrived at Paytm's office, Vijay Shekhar Sharma discovers the coffee machine is broken. No time to send out for java. He settles for tea and

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