Noida-based Solvy Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, which is behind hyperlocal mobile marketplace Zopper, has roped in Harneet Singh as chief business officer.
Before joining Zopper, Singh was associated with Domino’s Pizza as senior vice president in charge of marketing, e-commerce and new product development.
“We are glad to welcome someone with Harneet’s work experience on board as he brings in significant consumer marketing and marketplace know-how to the table which will be of help in shaping the future strategies at Zopper,” said Neeraj Jain, co-founder and CEO, Zopper.
Founded in 2011 by Surjendu Kulia and Jain, Zopper is now a mobile app-only startup that lets users explore a range of products under various categories including computers and accessories, mobile phones, home appliances, apparels and accessories, baby products, kitchen ware and more from local physical stores. It connects users to local offline retailers.
Formerly called Reviews42, the company rebranded itself into Zopper last year in a bid to expand its scope of operations beyond product reviews. In June, Zopper raised $20 million (Rs 127 crore) in its second round of funding from existing investors Tiger Global Management and Nirvana Venture Advisors.
In 2013, the company had raised an undisclosed amount in Series A from Nirvana Venture Advisors, Canaan India MD Rahul Khanna (who had invested in his personal capacity and now runs a separate venture debt firm) and a few other undisclosed individual investors. Blume Ventures had also participated in that round. Before that, Zopper had secured an undisclosed amount in funding from Blume Ventures and VenturEast Partners in June 2012.