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Hike appoints Rajesh Rudraradhya as VP & engineering head

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Hike Messenger has appointed Rajesh Rudraradhya as its vice president and head of engineering, reports ET. He will report to Kavin Bharti Mittal, the founder and CEO of Hike, and help in scaling the messaging app’s engineering team and streamline product development.

Prior to this, Rudraradhya worked at Motorola as the director of engineering, and head of wearables IoT for 2 years, Android apps and cloud for over 2 years, senior software engineering manager for 3 years and as a software engineering manager and lead software engineer for 10 years in the US. He has also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, HP and Google.

Other appointments: In June, the company appointed Vidur Vyas as VP of marketing and Sumit Mehra as studio head. Vyas wouldl be responsible for Hike’s marketing initiatives, brand positioning and alliances; whereas Mehra would look after game strategy, development and production. Both Vyas and Mehra report to Mittal.

Other developments at Hike:

–Last month, Hike Messenger announced that it crossed over 100 million registered users and 40 billion messages monthly. Note that the platform had reached 30 billion message monthly early in December after having reached the 20 billion monthly message mark in August last year.

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– Same month, Hike raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Matt Mullenweg, co founder of WordPress, Adam D’Angelo, founder of Quora and other individual investors.

– Hike also launched a feature called ‘Car Match’, allowing Hike users match, connect, chat and share rides

– In December, Hike launched in 8 Indic languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.

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