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Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

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If 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 pr...


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 ...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Anand Chandrasekaran

Looking for a better deal

The 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...

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Punit Soni

His own man

Punit 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, whe...

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Namita Gupta

A breath of fresh air

Namita 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 beco...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Tanmay Saksena

In search of a magic pill

Tanmay 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 ex...

25 May, 2016 | More »