Melt Update | 19 Jan | Google Backs Dunzo in $40 million Funding Round & MORE

Ritwika Gupta, January 19, 2021

Meanwhile, Urban Company has appointed Abhinav Tyagi as senior vice president, marketing.

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Top News:

1. Google Backs Dunzo in $40 million Funding Round

Delivery startup Dunzo has raised a fresh round of $40 million in capital from a clutch of investors including Google and Lightbox, among others. As per livemint, the funding round saw participation from new and existing investors, which brings its to-date raise to $121 million. Last year, Google had announced that it will be investing $10 billion in India. It has already invested $4.5 billion in Jio Platforms and recently backed social news app Dailyhunt and Glance, a part of InMobi Group.

2. Urban Company Appoints Abhinav Tyagi as Senior Vice President, Marketing

Urban Company (formerly UrbanClap) has appointed Abhinav Tyagi as senior vice president, marketing.  As per campaign India, Tyagi joins the company after a 17-year stint with Hindustan Unilever where he had roles across sales and marketing.

3. MOM Outdoor Media Solutions Appoints Prashant Mishra as VP – North & East

Moms Outdoor Media Solutions, the outdoor unit of Madison World, has appointed Prashant Mishra as vice president – north and east. Mishra has over 19 years of experience in brand management, business development and buying with specialisation in out of home and activation. As reported by The Economic Times, Mishra joins from Milestone Brandcom where he was north regional head.

4. ZEE5 Appoints Nimisha Pandey To Head Hindi Originals

ZEE Entertainment Enterprises has roped in Nimisha Pandey to head the Hindi Originals for its digital entertainment platform, ZEE5. As per afaqs, she will be responsible for creating quality original content for ZEE5. In her previous stint, Nimisha was associated with Netflix as the Director for International Originals.

5. Havmor Ice Cream Appoints Komal Anand as MD

Havmor Ice Cream has appointed Komal Anand as Managing Director with effect from 12 January 2021. Prior to Havmor Ice Cream, he was associated with McCain Foods, where he was Director Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain. As per exchange4media, he was also associated with companies such as PepsiCo & Reckitt Benckiser, Dabur, and Reliance Retail.