Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has the best hand in India’s e-commerce game

Amazon founder and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (L)announces plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida September 15, 2015. HO/Mike Brown/Space Florida

There are four rounds of betting in poker—pocket, flop, turn and river. In my book The Golden Tap— The inside story of hyper-funded Indian startups, I write about the Indian e-commerce wars as a game of poker between Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, Tiger Global Management’s Lee Fixel and SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son.

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