TinyOwl, the Mumbai based online food delivery startup, will be laying off another 112 employees in the sales function across India. This is the second round of layoffs at TinyOwl this year, after it laid off around 160 employees in September. As of now, TinyOwl’s focus will be to build a sustainable, profitable and scalable business. It will shut down its operations in 4 cities (unspecified) and move to the e-sales platform ‘to support customer needs, supply and logistics’. The company will concentrate its talent on tech operations, ‘given the margins in the food business are thin as compared to other online marketplaces’, Harshvardhan Mandad, co-founder of TinyOwl, told ET. The company has confirmed the development to MediaNama. ET adds that TinyOwl will now have 650 employees, however, we’re unable to confirm this number independently. It is also piloting a new operational structure in Mumbai and Bangalore, where it is automating order processing and delivery. On its blog, Mandad said that it restructured to increase efficiency and productivity in the best interests of the company’s vision and longer run. The company will optimise its current resources and look for better business management, calling the layoffs an unfortunate step in sustainability and growth. In September, the company said that the layoffs from its Mumbai and Pune offices were made on a strategic level to increase productivity, efficiency and redirect its focus. Funding and expansion plans - Last week, TinyOwl raised ~$7.6 million (Rs 50 crore) in funding led by Sequoia Capital and…
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