Tracxn founder, ex-Flipkart HR head back CTO search startup
Abhishek Goyal, founder of Tracxn, a California-based startup, and Mekin Maheshwari, former senior executive at Flipkart, have picked up stake in technology head recruitment startup Purple Quarter. The firm, incorporated as Purple Labs Search, started out eight month ago.
Purple Labs founder Deepak Singh Ahlawat also runs Anzy Careers, a recruitment firm that helps startups hire tech professionals. His new firm is to exclusively focus on top-level tech hiring for positions such as chief technology officers and head of engineering.
Ahlawat said the company has sealed four hiring processes for technology head for companies, including a tech unicorn in the past eight months. He did not disclose the names of the companies citing confidentiality clauses with the clients. “We have mapped 200-plus top tech talents in the past four months,” he said.
Maheshwari, one of the early employees of Flipkart where he served as its head of engineering, head of e-Books business and later as chief people officer, is currently running a grassroots entrepreneurship development NGO Udhyam.
Goyal founded the startup intelligence platform Tracxn, which is backed by Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal of Flipkart and TV Mohandas Pai besides venture capital firms Accel Partners and SAIF Partners.
“Maheshwari has been instrumental in guiding us build the behavioural metrics aspect to tech search and Goyal supports us a strategic advisor,” said Ahlawat.
“I am deeply interested in talent and technology. I have worked with the team and known the founder for long. He had helped us with a bunch of early tech hires in Flipkart,” said Maheshwari. “We realise that CTO search is not a very well-sorted problem. People struggle to find tech talent. It is a burning need for the startup ecosystem,” said Goyal.
Maheshwari and Goyal are active startup investors. While Maheshwari has invested in a number of startups, including Xamcheck and Hansel.io, Goyal has backed Indifi Technologies and Travel Triangle in the past.
This Article is sourced from The Economic Times