Think back to last fall.
No other business story took up more column inches and more TV time than the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) initial public offering (IPO).
The Alibaba IPO remained the world's top business story for months on end because of the immense amount of wealth it drew in and then created.
This was an early-stages opportunity in a tremendously high-growth business – e-commerce – in China, the world's fastest-growing large economy.
Now, imagine you'd known how to invest in Alibaba before that IPO.
Today, I'm bringing you just that sort of opportunity.
With China slowing down, India and its 1.25 billion people are poised to become the world's fastest-growing big economy.
And that's why I was thrilled to discover the "secret" play that insiders are using to invest in the "Alibaba of India" years before its IPO.
Let me share it with you…
Lunch with an Insider
We can thank Kevin Carter for this find.
I recently had lunch with Carter, the chairman and CEO of the San Francisco-based Big Tree Capital investment management firm, to discuss tech investing philosophies – and the ways he's discovered to get in early on India's most exciting company.
Carter is one of the world's leading authorities on investing in tech firms in high-growth markets like China, India, and Argentina.
And during that lunch, Carter couldn't stop talking about the best e-commerce opportunity in India. He calls Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd. the "Amazon.com of India."
Launched in October 2007 as an online bookstore, Flipkart is now the second-most-populous nation's leading e-commerce marketplace.
And Carter's comparison of the firm to Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is dead on. Besides 20 million registered users and roughly 3.5 million site visits daily, Flipkart was founded by two former Amazon execs – Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.
And while Flipkart has a long way to go to reach Amazonian strength, it's growing fast.
In July, Flipkart completed a $1 billion round of venture funding. That raises its pre-IPO valuation to $7 billion. (Flipkart plans to make its IPO in the next two to three years.)
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today. He regularly delivers winning trade recommendations to the Members of his monthly tech investing newsletter, Nova-X Report, and small-cap tech service, Radical Technology Profits. In the past two years alone, his subscribers have seen over 100 double- and triple-digit gains from his recommendations.
As a consultant, senior adviser, and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Michael enjoys privileged access to pioneering CEOs and high-profile industry insiders. In fact, he was one of five people involved in early meetings for the $160 billion "cloud" computing phenomenon. And he was there as Lee Iacocca and Roger Smith, the CEOs of Chrysler and GM, led the robotics revolution that saved the U.S. automotive industry.
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