Financial services, gaming strategies to keep Paytm relevant in current times, says CEO

Vijay Shekhar Sharma at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2018 organised by DEALSTREETASIA

As the lockdown to contain Covid-19 extends, Indian startups are trying to figure out strategies to keep them afloat. The digital payments industry has witnessed a 40% decline in overall payment volumes in March, and companies are now shifting gear to an online-only approach to cover for the decline of payments at offline kirana stores.

In an interview, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO, Paytm spoke about growth being impacted by a quarter, hiring and new verticals. Edited excerpts:

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