In Brief: Mitron strengthens top team; Former Uber India exec launches edtech platform

In Brief: Mitron strengthens top team; Former Uber India exec launches edtech platform
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1 Oct, 2020

Homegrown short video app Mitron has strengthened its leadership team. Former director of content strategy and experience at Ola, Chandan Chhabra has joined the application as VP of operations while Nisha Pokhriyal, former associate director of marketing at VMate (Alibaba group’s short video making application) has joined as the VP of marketing. While Chandan will establish SoPs and focus on the strategic planning of business, Nisha will lead Mitron’s overall brand marketing initiatives, the company said in a statement. 

 Former Uber executive starts edtech platform Kyt

 Former director and head of Uber Eats in India and South Asia, Bhavik Rathod has launched an edtech platform named Kyt, The Economic Times reported on Thursday. The website will focus on extracurricular activities for children in the age bracket of 5-15 years and will offer live private and small group sessions. Kyt looks to provide an alternative to neighbourhood classes such as dance, singing, yoga and chess among others. 

Instamojo partners with Google

Bengaluru based full stack MSME technology solutions provider Instamojo has entered into a partnership with Google India as part of the latter’s ‘grow with Google’ program to help small business owners and enterprises utilize digital tools better. According to a statement, businesses who sign up for the program with Instamojo will be provided with a free subscription to Instamojo’s premium online store for a period of six months, which can be availed by SMBs with offline business who are keen on having an online footprint.

Payment gateways don’t have to deduct tax if etailer has already deducted: IT dept

The income tax department has said that payment gateways that provide ecommerce transaction do not need to deduct taxes if the ecommerce platform has deducted the same already, according to a report by the Times of India. Industry stakeholders had earlier raised the issue of tax being deducted twice, once by the ecommerce platforms and another on payment gateways.  For proper implementation, the e-tailers and payment gateways may have an understanding, the Central Board of Direct Taxes said.