Voonik appoints ex-Groupon executive as chief data scientist

Himmat Singh Padode, chief data scientist, VoonikFashion marketplace Voonik has appointed ex-Groupon executive Himmat Singh Padode as its chief data scientist, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Padode was previously leading the data team of coupons firm Groupon, from its Silicon Valley headquarters. He has also worked with companies such as Essar and Religare. “Voonik is building one-of-a-kind data […]

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Ankur Warikoo working on a new script for Nearbuy

Ankur WarikooAn old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends with a message – “Karate classes for just Rs 149.” This was the advertisement of […]

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Snapdeal hires ex-Groupon exec to lead engineering team for logistics

Pradeep-Desai_feE-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has appointed former Groupon executive Pradeep Desai as its senior vice president (engineering), the Delhi-based firm said in a statement. Prior to his appointment at Snapdeal, which is run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Desai spent nearly three years at Groupon as a vice president where he led product and engineering functions, […]

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Marketing guru Goutam Challagalla invests in deal discovery app NearU

NearUMumbai-based deal discovery startup NearU has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Goutam Challagalla, a professor of marketing at business school IMD, Switzerland, it said in a statement. “The NearU team is excited to have Goutam Challagalla as one of its investors as his expertise in marketing will help it pave the way for […]

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Marketing guru Goutam Challagalla invests in deal discovery app NearU

NearUMumbai-based deal discovery startup NearU has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Goutam Challagalla, a professor of marketing at business school IMD, Switzerland, it said in a statement. “The NearU team is excited to have Goutam Challagalla as one of its investors as his expertise in marketing will help it pave the way for […]

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