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Housing’s co-founder Advitiya Sharma quits the company

Online real estate portal Housing.com’s co-founder Advitiya Sharma has quit the company, reports VCCircle. According to the report, Sharma plans to startup but has not decided on anything as of now. He was also a board member of the company, looking after investor and external relations. You can read the content of Sharma’s farewell letter at YourStory. Prior to Housing, Sharma worked at AT Kearney for 7 months as a business analyst. Housing was founded by 12 people including Sharma and Rahul Yadav, who was let go as CEO of the company in July last year. Yadav later launched a new startup which went on to get funds from Flipkart’s founders Sachin and Binny Bansal in December 2015. Yadav’s exit and timeline of events In April, Yadav wrote a ‘scornful’ resignation letter on the to board members and investors, criticising their intellectual capabilities and giving them a one week deadline to ‘help the transition’. The investors responded the next day with an acknowledgement of the resignation through the law firm Morrison & Foerster. The following day, he withdrew his resignation and apologized for his ‘unacceptable comments about the board members’. A detailed timeline of events leading to his exit can be found here. Funding In January, the company raised Rs 100 crore from Softbank, its largest investor to drive its new strategy and growth plans. In a statement, Housing CEO Jason Kothari said, “We are now well-capitalized to aggressively execute on our focused strategy and growth plans and believe 2016…

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