Swiggy, a food delivery platform, has announced that Mukesh Bansal has joined the company’s Advisory Board as a Strategic Advisor. Mukesh Bansal was the founder and former CEO of leading fashion e-commerce platform, Myntra, which has been acquired by Flipkart.
Mukesh Bansal is currently the founder CEO of Curefit, a startup which is set to launch in early 2017. Backed by two decades of experience in the start-up ecosystem, including a decade in the Silicon Valley, Mukesh Bansal brings immense expertise in establishing strong leadership teams and scaling up an organisation through rapid growth. His strong customer focus and business fundamentals will be crucial pillars for Swiggy as they continue to build India’s most efficient food ordering platform.
Additionally, his role in building an incredible product and scaling private brands at Myntra will prove to be beneficial for Swiggy as they run a host of initiatives to solve different problems for their consumers.
Speaking on the appointment of Mukesh Bansal, Sriharsha Majety, Co-founder, Swiggy said,
We now have Mukesh Bansal on board as we navigate the complexities of a rapidly growing business and build the foundation of a very valuable company. He brings an intricate familiarity with the e-commerce business, metrics, goals and complexities. His guidance shall help the leadership team achieve the goal of changing the way India eats and drive Swiggy’s next phase of growth. His expertise will add significant value to our growth, and strengthen our capabilities.
Since its inception in 2014, Swiggy has rapidly grown to become the leader in the $15 billion Indian food delivery sector, by constantly shrinking delivery timelines and providing unmatched customer experience.
Swiggy has raised around $75.5 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAIF Partners and Accel Partners in 4 rounds of funding. The company processes orders on its platform via its own delivery fleet which is responsible for picking up and delivering food to its customers. The firm provides services in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai with over 9,000 restaurants listed on its platform.