E-commerce major Snapdeal has appointed Pradeep Desai as Senior Vice President (Engineering). In his new role, Desai will be responsible for spearheading a team that builds innovative logistics interventions, Snapdeal said in a statement. The former Groupon executive has been at the forefront of building many industry-first technology enabled logistics solutions in his over 14 years of experience, it added. . UpGrad acqui-hires Pyoopil * UpGrad, the online education provider for working professionals, has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies, a move aimed at tapping into the over USD one billion corporate training market in India. Pyoopil offers a mobile-based SaaS (Software as a service) product used by corporates to deploy online training programs to be consumed by their employees on the go. "With this acquihire, UpGrad is venturing into the USD 1 billion-plus corporate training market in India and expects to build a USD 100 million revenue business in the next 5 years," it said in a statement. UpGrad was founded in early 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli and Ravijot Chugh with an aim to empower working professionals and individuals. .
* BeatRoute raises pre-series A funding from Quarizon *BeatRoute Innovations, an enterprise SAAS mobile app platform, today said it has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Quarizon, an accelerator fund. The proceeds from the pre-series A round will be utilised towards operationalising product capability and offer an online payments and analytics platform, BeatRoute said in a statement. The Gurgaon-based startup, which was founded in June 2016 by Vinay Singh and Vivek Gaur, helps facilitate last mile trade between consumer packaged goods companies, distributors and neighbourhood stores. . . Talentedge, XLRI VIL School roll out 2 mgmt skill programmes *Ed-tech firm Talentedge has partnered B-school XLRI's Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) School to launch two programmes, designed for enhancing management skills. These programmes are intended to help working executives hone their skills and to help them understand and deal with the nuances of talent, leadership and change, Talentedge said in a statement.
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