US-based daily deal site Groupon.com is understood to have acquired Kolkata-based daily deal site SoSasta.com. SoSasta is expected to soon get renamed as Groupon India. Ananya Bubna, co-founder and CEO of SoSasta.com, has already assumed his new role as managing director, Groupon India.
SoSasta.com, co-founded by former Google employees Ananya Bubna and Udayan Bubna, is a venture of Friday Media. Launched from Kolkata in 2010, SoSasta is now building its presence in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Nagpur. The e-commerce venture was recently recognized as the ‘Best Start-Up’ by Navkriti, a start-up showcase.