Investors unfazed by spate of exits by co-founders in India

Urban Ladder co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa is transitioning out of an active leadership role at the online furniture firm

Last week, Urban Ladder co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa tweeted that he was stepping down from an “active leadership” role at the online furniture retailer this month. A day later, Smruti Parida, co-founder and chief technology officer of NestAway, said in a LinkedIn post that his journey at the company has come to an end. A few months ago, another NestAway co-founder, Deepak Dhar, decided to leave the company to set up a fintech startup.

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