Bangalore based food delivery platform ‘Swiggy’ has appointed Myntra co-founder and former CEO Mukesh Bansal on its advisory board. Prior to this, Bansal held a key leadership role in Flipkart.
Swiggy said, “Backed by two decades of experience in the startup ecosystem, including a decade in the Silicon Valley, Mukesh Bansal brings immense expertise in establishing strong leadership teams and scaling up an organization through rapid growth”.
Bansal, as a strategic advisor in Swiggy, will add significant value to its growth and strengthen capabilities, Swiggy co-founder Sriharsha Majety said.
With his strong customer focus and business fundamentals, Bansal will prove to be a crucial pillars for Swiggy as they continue to build India’s most efficient food ordering platform, it added.
Bansal, who sold Myntra to Flipkart in one of the largest e-commerce M&A deals in 2014, held a key leadership role in Flipkart.
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is one of the country’s largest food-tech company. It has raised USD 75.5 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAIF Partners and Accel Partners in four rounds of funding.
Swiggy delivers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai with over 9,000 restaurants listed on its platform. It has its own delivery fleet which enables it to offer features like faster deliveries, no minimum order and live tracking of their delivery.