About 400 Flipkart employees become millionaires
About 400 employees with stock options at online retailer Flipkart have hit the ‘crorepati’ jackpot because of the surging valuation of the online retailer. The bonanza is reminiscent of the times when thousands of employees — among them office assistants, drivers and receptionists — at another Bangalore-based company Infosys hit Esop paydirt. “About 400 of the employees who own a stake have now become crorepatis,” said a person who has direct knowledge of the employee stock option scheme at Flipkart, which received $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) in funding last month, valuing it at $7 billion. About one-fourth of Flipkart’s 7,000 full-time employees own a stake in the company.
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