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Purple Quarter Facilitates Urban Company’s Search for VP of Engineering; Closes on Flipkart Techie, Ananda Matthur

By September 21, 2021December 7th, 2022No Comments
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BANGALORE, IndiaSept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Purple Quarter, the leading tech leadership search firm, has closed yet another Tech Head role for Urban Company, closing their mandate for Vice President of Engineering. This is Purple Quarter’s second appointment for Asia’s largest home services provider. The Bespoke CTO Search firm had previously closed Rishabhdhwaj Singh as VP of Engineering for their Supply vertical, who joined in May this year.

Ananda Matthur joined Urban Company’s marketplace vertical as the VP of Engineering on 15th September. In his new role, Ananda is responsible for ensuring the best match experience for customers and the firm’s partners. Right from pairing a customer request to a suitable partner, to ensuring a smooth fulfilment experience, Ananda’s role involves complex technical decision-making, scaling for a strong tech platform and ensuring the products are designed with maximum flexibility.

“I welcome Ananda as VP Engineering. I am confident that his rich experience will prove incredibly valuable in doubling our marketplace experience and aid the team’s growth efforts. I’d like to also thank Purple Quarter for their continued partnership in finding the right leadership for us,” said Raghav Chandra, Urban Company Co-Founder & CPTO.

Prior to joining Urban Company, Ananda was the Director of Engineering at Flipkart. With around 15 years of experience, of which 10 were at Flipkart, Ananda believes in crafting highly scalable, intelligent systems and has an affinity towards machine learning. A graduate of Columbia University, his previous stint was at Bloomberg in New York, and ClearTax in Bangalore.

Purple Quarter worked hand-in-hand with the Urban Company team to map out a search strategy based on the specific Tech Leader profiling to close Ananda for the role. Speaking on his Purple Quarter experience, Ananda shared, “Purple Quarter has been an amazing partner. Over the course of the process, they built a great relationship with me, elevating the experience of finding a suitable role to a real partnership.”

Purple Quarter’s unmatched tech network and comprehensive end-to-end search process have been instrumental in securing multiple key tech leadership positions for the likes of Swiggy, Upstox, PharmEasy, Licious, Vedantu, Urban Company, LendingKart, hike, ACKO and more.

About Purple Quarter

Purple Quarter is a Bespoke CTO Search firm based out of Bangalore. In less than four years, it has mapped over 4000+ leaders across the globe. Its singular approach to tech leadership hiring has given Purple Quarter a detailed acumen into the Tech Leadership hiring space, especially in the startup ecosystem. Its robust clientele includes early stage to mature startups such as Inmobi, Swiggy, ACKO, PharmEasy, hike, Urban Company and many more.

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