What is cooler than a billion dollars?
Well, for one thing, $1.5 billion. Rs 10,000 crore if you like your numbers well-rounded.
If you are an investor in India, a return of this size would take you right off the VC sweepstakes in terms of absolute dollars earned.
It is a lot cooler if you make this enormous sum in just one year.
This is exactly what SoftBank achieved with Flipkart. In August 2017, it had invested $2.5 billion into Flipkart through a combination of primary and secondary purchases.