| | SEPTEMBER 20238IN FOCUSBETTERPLACE APPOINTS VED ANTANI AS CHIEF PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY OFFICERThe front-running SaaS company BetterPlace announced the appointment of Ved Antani as its new chief product and technology officer. In his last position, Antani was general manager and vice president of engineering and product at Twilio, a cloud communications business listed on the NYSE. Antani has over 15 years of experience building highly scalable systems and solutions for the SaaS, e-commerce, gaming, and corporate industries, not counting his time at Twilio.Before joining Twilio, where he was in charge of developing a global engineering and product strategy, Antani was the Vice President of the Flipkart subsidiary and oversaw initiatives to improve the technical roadmap for Myntra."At BetterPlace, Ved will be leading the entire tech team and helping the company go through a 360-degree AI revitalisation," the statement added. The Bengaluru-headquatered company has been on a buying spree of late, having made its fifth acquisition in February 2023."With the advent of AI, BetterPlace's transformative tech stack could become the most impactful tech stack of the decade. This potential is what excites me and I look forward to working with the wonderful team and being part of their vision of unleashing the potential of the global workforce," Antani said.As part of an expanded investment round known as Series C, the firm raised $40 million in December. As a result, international investor Macquarie Capital joined the captable along with Jungle Ventures, Unitus, BII, Capria, and 3one4 Capital.
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