One of the most interesting development of the week was, key Partners of Helion including Rahul Chowdhri, Ritesh Banglani and Alok Goyal have quit the organisation to pursue new opportunities. All three held responsibilities of deal sourcing, diligence and portfolio support. Helion’s departing executives will also cease to provide any ongoing assistance to the portfolio companies. At Helion, Rahul was looking after Bigbasket, Simplilearn, Livspace, Shopclues, Toppr and others, while Alok was on the board ofLinguanext, Whatfix and Pipemonk and Ritesh was spearheadingTrulyMadly, Housing, Talentpad and more such startups.
Babajob Makes Key Hires
Babajob has appointed Harsha SN as senior vice president of engineering. He will lead the technology vertical. He has 15 years of experience in mobility, analytics, social and cloud space. Prior to this, he worked as assistant vice president – engineering at Sourcebits. He has also worked as a senior architect for the Nokia messaging platform and was named Global Nokia/Symbian Innovator of the Year (2008).
Giridharan Natarajan was appointed as head of product. He has been brought in to lead the product. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and prior to Babajob, he worked in Simplilearn as head of product.
Akshat Kansal was appointed as vice president of engineering. He will be responsible for defining and executing the overall infrastructure, development and scaling of operations. He has previously worked in DevOps as development operations. He comes with an extensive experience in designing systems for scale, implementing private and public clouds at enterprise scale and data centre automation.
Holachef Appoints Rohit Sharma As Chief Supply Chain Officer
Holachef appointed Rohit Sharma as its new Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSO). He will be responsible for looking after the entire food preparation infrastructure, supply chain automation, sourcing, quality control, food process management and expansion of food categories at Holachef. Rohit has over 21 years of experience in hospitality. Prior to Holachef, he was working at Tata Starbucks as Director of Supply Chain. His other stints include work with Nirulas Corner House Pvt Ltd, Devyani International Ltd, Domino’s Pizza and Taj Mahal Hotel in various capacities.
Vigyanlabs Appoints Ganesh Ayyar As Non-Executive Director
Vigyanlabs announced the appointment of Ganesh Ayyar, CEO & executive director of Mphasis, as a Non-Executive Director to its board. Ganesh would be focused on assisting Vigyanlabs deliver to the global promise of saving terawatts of energy by enabling global enterprises embrace green computing.