Quikr is India’s leading cross-category classifieds advertising platform that caters to over 30 million unique visitors every month. It has listings in over 900 cities in India in categories such as mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education. Quikr is connecting buyers and sellers across 1000 cities and towns in India, they operate in 14 categories that include mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education.
Quikr was founded in 2008 by Pranay Chulet and Jiby Thomas and is headquartered in Bangalore. In January 2016, Quikr announced it had acquired the real estate portal commonfloor.com in a $200 million all-stock deal and will be merging it with its real estate division QuikrHomes.
Quikr was initially launched as Kijiji India in November 2005. Kijiji.in was owned by Kijiji International, an eBay Inc subsidiary. The company is backed by Kinnevik, Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Norwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Warburg Pincus and eBay Inc.