Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal joins magicpin board; Upstox hires CTO

Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal joins magicpin board; Upstox hires CTO
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19 Jul, 2021

IPO-bound Zomato co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal on Monday joined the board of savings app provider magicpin, as an independent director. 

Founded by Anshoo Sharma and Brij Bhushan, and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Waterbridge and Samsung, magicpin connects hyperlocal merchants and brands with consumers. 

The magicpin board comprises of Bejul Somaia, managing director (MD), Lightspeed Venture Partners; Vivek Gambhir, CEO, boAt Lifestyle; and Manish Kheterpal, MD, Waterbridge. 

Launched in 2016, magicpin currently has over 150,000 merchants on the platform, serving 50,00,000 consumers across fifty cities. 

It also launched the OrderHere platform that enables local merchants to set up their online store within minutes. 

“They are a high-quality team and I am excited about how they are being a driver of growth for local merchants across categories. I am looking forward to contributing to the company's success,” Goyal said. 


Discount broking platform provider Upstox on Monday expanded its core leadership team by onboarding former Amazon and Sabre employee Thippesha Dyamappa as CTO. 

Dyamappa is set to head Upstox’s technology teams based in Seattle, and Bengaluru, as per a statement from CTO search firm Purple Quarter, which closed the hire. 

As CTO, Dyamappa will oversee Upstox's technology vision, strategy, innovation of products, and the entire technology organisation, the statement added. 

Prior to Upstox, in a career spanning 20 years, he was director of software development and international consumer business at Amazon's Seattle office where he was responsible for a portfolio of technology systems and products. 

With a career spanning over 20 years, Thippesha is a recognized technical leader and  

Bengaluru-based Purple Quarters' other clientele includes Licious, Swiggy, PharmEasy, Urban Company, hike, Vedantu, Urban Company, LendingKart, Acko, and Inmobi.