Silicon Valley tech giants bet big on India’s Hike Messenger
India’s homegrown messaging app Hike Messenger has announced that some of the world’s high profile tech veterans have invested in the company in their personal capacities and are playing advisors to it. These top veterans include:
Adam D’Angelo, founder and CEO, Quora: D’Angelo previously served as chief technology officer at Facebook, where he oversaw new product development and managed the engineering team. In addition, he guided the site’s architecture and infrastructure and started the company’s growth team.
Aditya Agarwal, vice president ,Engineering, Dropbox: Agarwal came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication.
Ruchi Sanghvi, vice president, Operations, Dropbox: Sanghvi was responsible for product, recruiting, marketing, communications, and other functions while working as a VP for dropbox. Prior to this, Sanghvi was the first female engineer at Facebook, and was instrumental in implementing the first versions of key features such as News Feed.
Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic and co-founder of WordPress: As an online social media entrepreneur, Mullenweg gives back to the startup community through his angel investment firm Audrey capital, which has backed over 100 companies since 2008, many of which have been acquired.
Commenting on the investment, Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder and CEO, Hike Messenger, said, “It’s great to have the world’s top brains in tech share Hike’s vision; and not just entrust us with their investment, but more importantly, also advise us on our product and strategy. Each of them brings with him/her a core area of expertise, which we at Hike find immensely useful as we aggressively grow in India.”