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Tinychef strengthens management team with two key appointments

Saakshi Jain and Rakesh Edavalath have joined as global CMO and GM, respectively.

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Mumbai: Sanjeev Kapoor’s culinary AI platform Tinychef on Monday announced two new appointments to strengthen its management team. Saakshi Jain joins as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Rakesh Edavalath has come in as general manager. Both Jain and Edavalath were the co-founders of Zelish, which has been recently acquired by Tinychef.

In her new role, Jain will look at the marketing, branding, and growth for Tinychef in its Indian, US & Canadian markets, along with the responsibility for all communication to its internal and external stakeholders; Edavalath will be responsible for building & developing the product on both app & smart speaker devices.

Prior to Zelish, Edavalath worked for three different start-ups at different stages, building and managing multiple products and handling partnerships such MyGate and WayOL. He also worked with Goldman Sachs as the vice president – program management.

On the other hand, Jain has had led marketing functions at Happay, 91springboard, and MyGate. She also led teams, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, advised start-up founders and CEOs to help them navigate the space of consumer-focused marketing, amongst others.

“We whole-heartedly welcome Saakshi Jain and Rakesh Edavalath on board," said TinyChef co-founder Sanjeev Kapoor. "Tinychef’s acquisition of Zelish comes at an exciting time as we continue to break new ground with our strengths together and expand our user base giving them access to a lot more recipes and an enhanced experience not only on the app but also on AI-powered smart speakers," he added.

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