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As Flipkart Plans for hyperlocal, Shadowfax goes for hiring spree

Logistics firm Shadowfax has announced that it will strengthen its technology team by hiring more than 50 technology experts and senior professionals. These hiring will be carried out in the span of next 2 years.

This development has come barely a week after media was flushed with reports that Flipkart is planning to start its hyperlocal services and the e-commerce major is likely to capitalize on Shadowfax for this soon to be launched vertical. Last year, Flipkart had pumped $60 Mn to acquire strategic stake in Shadowfax.

Although Shadowfax has shied away from making any connection between these two developments, the timing of these back-to-back developments cannot be overlooked.

About hiring, the logistics startup said that it is looking to hire backend developers, architects, development operations, Android experts and SDET. It may also hire senior professionals at Director level to meet its surging demands.

The company also said that despite pandemic crises India’s logistics industry has managed to stay robust.

“The occurrence of pandemic has shaken most sectors. However, the logistics industry has proven to be robust yet flexible in withstanding the pandemic onslaught. With more people entrusting their daily and other needs to online shopping considering their health and safety aspects, the demand for logistics and adoption of innovative technologies has increased at a welcome rate for the industry,” said Ms. Tanushree Ray, Head of HR, Shadowfax.

“To meet the growing demand, we need to strengthen our own human resource capabilities,” Ray further added.

Established in 2015, Shadowfax claims to be India’s largest crowd sourced logistics platform. The logistics startup is mainly focused on the e-commerce sector and most of its clients hail from this sector. It competes with well-funded startups like Delhivery and Ecom Express. According to competitive website Owler, the company has till date raised $100.8 Mn.

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