Startup news and updates: daily roundup (September 15, 2022)
Ashish Garg joins Zyla Health as Chief Business Officer
has appointed Ashish Garg as its Chief Business Officer. In this new role, Ashish will be steering the business growth and networks across insurance, brokers and corporates.
Prior to Zyla Health, Ashish was Principal at Lightrock, a global growth stage venture capital fund. Ashish has led two sectors at Lightrock: fintech and sustainability. Some of his notable investments include Niyo (a digital bank), SmartCoin, Axio (leading consumer finance companies), Yubi (a unified debt platform), Edgegrid (energy distribution startup), and Amp Energy (leading renewable energy developer).
Prior to Lightrock, Ashish has worked with the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF), a Washington DC based fund.
“There is a clear need for a patient centric, care delivery platform which can power care delivery across the ecosystem. I look forward to working with Khushboo, Aishwary and the entire Zyla team and together we eye 3X growth by Mar 2023,” said Ashish.
WhatsApp hosts training programme in partnership with NRAI
WhatsApp collaborated with the National Restaurants Association of India to host a training and upskilling workshop for the small and medium restaurant community.
Under this collaboration, an educational workshop was held at the Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022 in Hyderabad, to educate the restaurant community on adopting technology and digital tools to reinvent their operations and cater to the evolving needs of their customers.
The workshop, ‘Unlocking the potential of WhatsApp for your business’ was dedicated to training restaurant owners about building a digital presence on the WhatsApp Business App to help them better manage incoming leads and queries, build their products/services showcase and market to key audiences using online tools.
Flipkart partners with Paytm for The Big Billion Days sale
has partnered with for The Big Billion Days 2022 as a payments partner.
This partnership between two homegrown brands will assure the customers a leisurely shopping and payment experience in the festive event. With this, users shopping on Flipkart during The Big Billion Days will get the advantage of speedier, hassle-free, and secure checkouts with Paytm, the company said in a press release.
During The Big Billion Days, customers shopping on Flipkart will receive a Rs 25 instant cashback on purchases of Rs 250 and above on paying via Paytm UPI, and an instant cashback of Rs 50 on spends of Rs 500 and above through Paytm Wallet.
XtraCover partners with Onsitephones for national distributorship
, an ecommerce platform providing a gamut of after-sales services for smartphones and other electronic devices, has partnered with Onsitephones for the national distributorship of XtraCover’s XCQC—a certification tool for refurbished mobiles.
The partnership is XtraCover’s strategic move to ensure device check and certification of its refurbished phones reaches the pan-India audience.
Since refurbished smartphones are reconditioned phones, they need to undergo a series of inspections, examinations, and tests for assured quality.
XtraCover’s XCQC is a mobile diagnostic and quality check solution that performs an in-depth analysis of a mobile device's internal and external components and sensors.
Fi Money Appoints Poornima Kamath as Head of People and Culture
Bengaluru-based fintechhas appointed Poornima Kamath as Head of People and Culture.
Poornima has previously worked in leadership roles at Microsoft and the Indian bottling arm of The Coca-Cola Company. She has worked across engineering, research, services, and support business groups across APAC, South Africa, and Europe.
Poornima would help the fintech startup build a world-class culture to attract, develop, engage, and retain top talent, the company said.
She joins at a time when the startup plans to double its headcount by the end of this year.
Poornima will help Fi Money strategise and implement innovative hiring and retention practices as demand for top talent intensifies. With progressive policies like ESOPs for all employees irrespective of position and unlimited wellness leaves, Fi Money has managed its annual attrition rate at below 10% in a hyper-competitive sector.
(This article will be updated with the latest news throughout the day.)