Saavn appoints Gaurav Wadhwa as VP of entertainment & original content Saavn has hired Gaurav Wadhwa as vice president of entertainment and original content, reports exchange4media. Wadhwa will be responsible for the development of new content verticals and head Saavn’s initiatives to expand beyond mainstream music, into sports, comedy and other such channels. Prior to Svaan, Wadhwa was a senior marketing consultant at PepsiCo where he was responsible for leading the Pepsi MTV Indies program. He also worked at MTV to develop music programming and brand solutions in the country. Note that Saavn had raised series C funding worth $100 million led by Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors in July, when it hinted that it would expand in the entertainment category. *** Zopper appoints Ambrish Sinha and Abhishek Aditya Hyperlocal marketplace Zopper has appointed Ambrish Sinha as senior VP and head of sales, reports afaqs. Prior to Zopper, Sinha was the head of third party distribution at Reliance Life Insurance. The startup also appointed Abhishek Aditya as head of operations. Before this, Aditya was the senior director of logistics at Delhivery. Zopper has been hiring top management positions in recent times. Last month it appointed Ambrish Sinha as its sales head, while it September, it appointed Harneet Singh as its chief business officer. Note that, in June, Zopper raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding from Tiger Global and Nirvana Ventures Advisors. The platform had said then that it would use the funds for making ’key’ appointments…
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