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Shell appoints Vijay Kannan as CIO

Oil and Gas company Shell has appointed Vijay Kannan as their IT General Manager (CIO) – Global Lubricants, Sectors and Decarbonisation and B2B Customer. Kannan will be responsible for delivering IT strategy for business and enabling a “customer-back” approach. Having over 18 years of experience, Kannan has worked with Unilever for 14 years and will be responsible for leading a diverse team to solve problems transitioning into a low-carbon future.

Source: Techobserver

Apple’s new OS to focus on business-friendly updates

With Apple’s iOS15 about to be released, Apple will be focusing on more business-friendly updates, said a report from ZDNet. While consumer-first features will take the main focus, with updates like Mobile Device Management, Mac Fleet Management, Managed IDs, and Data Separation, Apple has been planning to make it easier for enterprise admins to use their devices, and ultimately win the ground war with Android in B2B and education.

Source: Zdnet


B2B etailer Moglix become latest start-up to join unicorn club

Moglix became the 13th start-up from India to get unicorn status in 2021. In a $120 mn fundraiser, six-year-old Moglix has been valued at $1bn. Moglix, founded by IIT Kanpur and ISB alumnus Rahul Garg, caters to 500,000 SMEes. It has 3000+ manufacturing plants across India, UAE, Singapore, and the UK. With a network of 16,000+ suppliers and 35+ warehouses and 500,000+ SKUs, it claims to be the largest e-com platform of industrial goods in India.

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B2B e-commerce start-up Udaan raises $280 mn

Indian business-to-business e-commerce startup, Udaan had raised $280 mn from existing investors —  Chinese tech giant Tencent, Lightspeed Venture Partners, DST Global, and new investors — Octahedron Capital and Moonstone Capital. Udaan, a Bengaluru based firm founded in 2016, offers everything from consumer goods to fruits and vegetables is now valued at $ 3 bn. Udaan, to date, has now raised $1.15 bn.

7 customer experience trends that emerged in 2020

In an article written in Vibhav Vankayala, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Zoho CRM told about the customer experience trends that emerged during the year 2020. 1) Contact-less customer experience 2) Self-service in B2B 3) Same customer experience from anywhere 4) Customer retention tops over acquisition 5) Value-conscious B2B customer 6) Vertical and segment-specific CX solutions 7) Unexpected innovation in uncertain times.

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IBM, Emerald Jewellery launches AI-powered mobile app for B2B Business

IBM and Emerald Jewellery have launched Tej — an AI-enabled mobile app to power the B2B business of later in India. The app lets the 200 dealers of Emerald search through a catalogue of over 500,000 designs quickly and navigates the complex ordering process easier. Tej, which runs on iOS and Android operating systems, has not only enabled Emerald Jewellery to redesign the entire buying process of their dealers but also started a zero-touch engagement model.  

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B2B e-commerce startup Jumbotail raises $11 mn

Jumbotail has raised $11 mn in a round led by Canadian venture capital fund Heron Rock. Jumbofund, Nexus Venture Partners, Siddhi Capital, Reaction Fund, and Pimpernel Holdings also participated in the round. The online wholesale marketplace for food and grocery has a full-stack B2B e-com model – warehouses, a last-mile delivery, payment/credit platform- and serves over 30,000 stores. The funds will be used to expand operations in B2B and B2C space. 

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Flipkart launches a 16-week virtual start-up accelerator program

Flipkart has launched a 16-week virtual startup accelerator program ‘Flipkart Leap’, to boost the growth of B2B, B2C Indian start-ups in the following areas: design and make for India, innovation in digi-commerce, tech for the retail ecosystem, supply chain management, and enabling deep tech applications. It will also offer $25K equity-free grant to selected start-ups. Registrations are open now. Applicants should have a working prototype with early adoption metrics.

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B2B Start-ups to go on hiring spree, starting package Rs 10 Lakh a year

B2B start-ups PhonePe (360), Signzy (60), Rapid Delivery (500), Razorpay (100), Cashfree (70), Simplilearn, Instamojo have nearly 1500 job openings in product development, business operations, technology, analytics, sales, marketing. Packages start at Rs 10 LPA, and go up to Rs 40-50 lakh. Conversely, Oyo, Curefit, Swiggy, Bounce have fired hundreds of employees. COVID-19 induced lockdown didn’t hurt B2B start-ups as much as it did to the consumer startups.

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