Bangalore-based online furniture store Urban Ladder has appointed Apurva Dalal as its chief technology officer, reports First Post. Dalal will help to ramp up the company’s technology platform. Dalal previously worked as the CTO of Komli Media for almost 3 years. According to the First Post report, he has also worked with Google, eBay and WebMD. A TOI report stated that the CTO position was newly created and that Urban Ladder, whose tech team is 50 people now, will hire 100 more in the next 6 months. In January, the company had appointed Kartikeya Misra as its vice president (VP) and head of online product. In his new position Misra would be responsible of the overall online product roadmap, including strategy and execution, with the engineering team. His key focus areas would include, internal systems, mobile and storefront. Urban Ladder had also appointed Manu Prasad as its Director of Brand Marketing, effective from November last year. Prasad would be responsible for the company’s brand marketing efforts on offline and online social media platforms. In April this year, Urban Ladder secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Cambrian Ventures founding partners Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, possibly in their personal capacity. In the same month, it had raised $50 million in a series C round of funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from TR Capital and existing investors Steadview Capital, Kalaari Capital and SAIF Partners. The platform planned to use the funding for expanding to new cities, investing in technology and hiring. Ratan…
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