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Movers And Shakers Of The Week [12–17 March 2018]

Movers And Shakers Of The Week [12–17 March 2018]

Important Movers And Shakers Of The Indian Startup Ecosystem [12–17 March 2018]

We bring to you the latest dope of movers and shakers in the Indian startup ecosystem.

Aparna Mahesh Joins BankBazaar As CMO

Online financial services marketplace BankBazaar has appointed Aparna Mahesh as the Chief Marketing Officer.

With an experience of two decades, Mahesh joins after her stint as CMO at FreshMenu. Prior to that, she headed Brand Marketing at Quikr.

At BankBazaar, she will lead the company’s marketing strategies, to drive the next phase of growth at BankBazaar from Bengaluru.

In October 2017, Chennai-based online financial marketplace BankBazaar raised $30 Mn in a funding round led by credit rating agency and information management company Experian. The funds were used to further strengthen its position as the leader in secure paperless access to loans, cards, and mutual funds.

Amagi Appoints Deepakjit Singh As CEO

Cloud playout and managed service provider Amagi has appointed Deepakjit Singh as its Chief Executive Officer.

With an experience of nearly three decades in broadcast technology, Singh has held executive positions at Encompass, Ascent Media, Bharti Airtel and BT.  Prior to this, he was Chief Innovation Officer at Encompass and Managing Director for APAC region where he grew the company’s business exponentially. Earlier, Singh served as VP of Sales and Marketing at Ascent Media, following a stint as SVP at Bharti Airtel.

At Amagi, he will work with the team to continue and expedite its growth trajectory, particularly in the US where the company expects rapid growth this year following its official launch in the region in late 2017.

Amagi offers cloud-managed broadcast services and targeted advertising for TV and OTT, enabling TV networks to launch, operate, and monetize channels anywhere in the world.

Vikas Prasad, Mayank Bishnoi Join Faircent

P2P lending company Faircent has roped in Vikas Prasad and Mayank Bishnoi on board its leadership team.  Vikas has joined Faircent as Head – Planning, Processes, and Control, while Mayank has taken over as Head – Customer Experience.

Vikas Prasad comes to the company with more than 17 years of experience in business planning and strategy; business process management and controls, and reporting and analytics. He has been associated with Avantha Ergo Life Insurance and DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance as a founder-member and has also worked with Max Life Insurance and American Express in various capacities.

Mayank Bishnoi holds an experience of 12 years in business-critical domains like product management, usage enhancement, customer retention, revenue enhancement, market research, customer life-cycle management, and customer relationship management. Prior to this, he has been associated with Jabong and Rivigo. At Rivigo, he was integral to the company’s vision of making logistics more human-centric.

At Faircent, the duo will work towards ensuring more consumer-centric products and better platform experience. The company also counts on them for next level of its growth and popularise P2P lending amongst a much larger section of the Indian population.

Soumyo Mukherji Joins Unicorn India Ventures As Advisor, Investment Committee

Unicorn India Ventures has roped in Prof Soumyo Mukherji, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay as an Advisor, Investor Committee.

With over two decades of academic experience at IIT Bombay, he is also a senior faculty in the bioscience and bioengineering department of the university.

At Unicorn India Ventures, he will be involved in guiding the team in making investment decisions in Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) sector, which includes companies working in technologies like robotics, cybersecurity, IoT, nanotech and medical devices. Prof. Mukherji will also mentor the portfolio companies currently working in this space.

WittyFeed Promotes Mayur Sethi As Partner And COO

WittyFeed has promoted Mayur Sethi as the company’s partner and Chief Operating Officer.

In his more than a decade-long experience, Sethi has worked with Havas Media and then he started his own Digital Marketing Agency, MP09 Digital, and parallelly worked on Hoppingo which is an e-commerce curation and product discovery platform.

He was working as Digital Consultant when he started working closely with the management team at WittyFeed in building the brand and managing operations. Soon after the successful re-launch of the brand and re-branding, the call was made to bring him aboard and help in shaping the vision of the company further.

Based in Indore, he will be taking care of all markets to expand the horizon of the company and empower the resources with knowledge and experience as Chief Operating Officer.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Movers And Shakers Of The Week!