Online cab aggregator Ola has appointed Sunil Shirguppi as VP of engineering, and will be responsible for customer engagement and communication platforms for engineering. Shirguppi will also be responsible to enhance data science and machine learning at the company and work with Ola’s CTO Ankit Bhati. Prior to joining Ola, Shirguppi worked with Goldman Sachs as tech fellow and VP of data science for over 2 years and head of data sciences at LinkedIn for 5.5 years. He’s also worked with EA as its market research and analytics manager, The 3DO Company, 3COM, Aon Consulting and Financial Technologies.
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Mark Skaggs, co-founder of Facebook game FarmVille has joined Moonfrog Labs as a director and board member reports TechCrunch. Skaggs will work on developing smartphone games for the Indian audience, launch projects and mentor Monnfrog’s game creators. He’s currently on the advisory board of Apmetrix and was the SVP of Zynga games for 7 years. Prior to that, he’s worked with multiple companies for 27 years. In March 2015, the Bangalore-based company raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding from Tiger Global and existing investor Sequoia Capital. The startup had previously raised $1 million in a seed round from Sequoia.
BankBazaar, an online finance marketplace, has appointed Aman Narain as CEO of international markets, reports VCCircle. Narain will look after international business expansion. Prior to joining BankBazaar, Narain founded a digital advisory company Code Blu where he works as the founder and managing partner. He has worked with Standard Chartered Bank for 15 years. In July last year, BankBazaar raised $60 million in a series C round of funding led by Amazon with participation from new and existing investors.