Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

startupsIf last year saw top tech executives in Silicon Valley being wooed by startups here, this year saw many of them quitting these Indian internet companies. While some were disenchanted by the startup environment in India, many were inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves. Snapdeal’s chief product officer Anand Chandrasekaran was the latest to join the […]

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Are Silicon Valley hires finding India too hot to handle?

Last year, bringing home top talent was the recurrent theme in the Indian startup community. Startups were the toast of the town, and flush with investor money, were convincing Indian talent to leave their jobs at top tech companies in Silicon Valley and return home. But the honeymoon seems to have been short-lived. The number […]

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Looking for a better deal

Anand ChandrasekaranThe latest Silicon Valley hire to give up on Indian startups, Anand Chandrasekaran had joined Snapdeal as chief product officer in June 2015. Chandrasekaran had returned to India in 2014 to join Bharti Airtel as chief product officer after spending three years at Yahoo in California. A year later he had moved to Snapdeal. Prior […]

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His own man

Punit SoniPunit Soni was touted as Flipkart’s most prized catch when he joined the e-commerce company in February 2015 as chief product officer. As a Silicon Valley veteran, he had worked as vice president in Google’s Motorola mobility division and advisor at Google for around nine years. However, when a reshuffle in the top management team […]

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His own man

Punit SoniPunit Soni was touted as Flipkart’s most prized catch when he joined the e-commerce company in February 2015 as chief product officer. As a Silicon Valley veteran, he had worked as vice president in Google’s Motorola mobility division and advisor at Google for around nine years. However, when a reshuffle in the top management team […]

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A breath of fresh air

Namita GuptaNamita Gupta came from Facebook to join restaurant listings startup Zomato as chief product officer in August 2014. She had spent six years at the social network; her last position there was head of global games partner engineering. However, after just a year at Zomato, she put in her papers to become an entrepreneur. She […]

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In search of a magic pill

Tanmay SaksenaTanmay Saksena was vice president of studio operations at US-based Disney Social Games before being roped in by Zomato in January 2015. Although he joined as global business head for Zomato’s food-ordering business, he was elevated to the post of chief product officer after Namita Gupta’s exit. However, his stint at Zomato lasted only a […]

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1mg hires former Zomato exec Tanmay Saksena as COO

Tanmay-SaksenaGurgaon-based online marketplace for medicines 1mg has appointed former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as chief operating officer, it said in a statement. In February this year, Saksena quit as global business head of Zomato. During his one-year stint at Zomato, Saksena set up the online food ordering business for Zomato in India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi […]

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Zomato chief product officer Tanmay Saksena quits

Tanmay SaksenaRestaurant listings and services startup Zomato’s chief product officer Tanmay Saksena has quit in yet another senior-level exit at the company. Saksena was promoted as chief product officer last month and just completed a year at Zomato, the Mint reported, citing a company spokesperson. He was the global business head for Zomato’s food-ordering business before […]

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