GirnarSoft has appointed Kartikeya Singhee as its group editorial head where Singhee will be responsible for all editorial content on the company’s automotive portals like CarDekho, Gaadi and ZigWheels. Singhee was previously the associate editor at Haymarket Sac Publishing India, The Autocar Show at Times Now, ET Now and BloombergUTV for over 8 years.
He founded veriCAR, a used car verification startup, and was there for a year, before which he worked with CNBC TV18 as the web editor for automobiles for 2 years. Singhee has also worked with Next Gen Publishing, IMRB International and Netscribes for over 3 years.
GirnarSoft has also hired Amol Naresh as director of CRM, Umesh Hora as CFO, Mayank Batheja as AVP and Amit Monga as deputy director of CarDekho auctions this year.
GirnarSoft’s investments & acquisitions:
In July, the company acquihired PSU consultancy company Valueserve. In May, it acquired the 3D visualization startup Volob Technologies. In April, the company acquired software services startup Connecto as well as vehicle assistance company Help On Wheels. In the same month, it also invested an undisclosed amount in car testing firm Advanced Structures India.