People Digest: Rivigo lays off 70-100 employees; Qlik names Ankur Goel as MD

Rivigo has laid off 70-100 employees, mostly from its freight marketplace team in the last few months. In another development, Qlik has appointed Ankur Goel as its Managing Director for India.

Rivigo lays off 70-100 employees

Logistics startup Rivigo has laid off 70-100 employees, mostly from its freight marketplace team,  in the last few months, The Economic Times reported.

The startup has also withdrawn around 50 offers from 10 premier campuses, including National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management before the joining dates, the report added.

Rivigo has been focusing on restructuring its business owing to increased pressure from investors to slash costs, move away from asset-heavy model, and to improve economics of all business verticals.

Qlik names Ankur Goel as India MD

Data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ankur Goel as its Managing Director for India.

In his new role, Goel will be responsible for bolstering Qlik’s local operations and leveraging his expertise to drive stronger countrywide growth, the company said in a statement. He will report to Geoff Thomas, Qlik’s regional senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region.

“Data is the one link that can enable enterprises, institutions, and projects to make sense of the fragmented, diverse, and complex Indian market. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth in India, as well as its long-term vision of creating a data-literate world,” Goel said.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.