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Zilingo COO Aadi Vaidya quits in latest blow for Singapore startup

Aadi Vaidya, who joined the company in 2015 and became the COO two years later, confirmed his resignation when contacted by Bloomberg News. Friday is his last day at the company, Vaidya said in his response.

July 29, 2022 / 02:28 PM IST
The logo of Zilingo Pte is displayed on a window at the company's office in Singapore, on Monday, Feb.. 11, 2019. Zilingo said it raised $226 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Temasek Holdings Pte. The latest financing valued the fashion platform at $970 million, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the information is private. That makes 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive officer Ankiti Bose among the youngest female chief executives to lead a startup of the size in Asia. Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

The logo of Zilingo Pte is displayed on a window at the company's office in Singapore, on Monday, Feb.. 11, 2019. Zilingo said it raised $226 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Temasek Holdings Pte. The latest financing valued the fashion platform at $970 million, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the information is private. That makes 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive officer Ankiti Bose among the youngest female chief executives to lead a startup of the size in Asia. Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

The chief operating officer of Zilingo Pte has resigned from the company after a tenure during which the fashion e-commerce startup rose to prominence before plunging into a crisis.

Aadi Vaidya, who joined the company in 2015 and became the COO two years later, confirmed his resignation when contacted by Bloomberg News. Friday is his last day at the company, Vaidya said in his response.

“I have resigned and decided to move on from Zilingo,” he said. “It was a place that shaped me both personally and professionally and gave me great colleagues and friends. I feel now is the time to move on, clear my head and reset priorities for the future.”

It marks the latest high-level departure at the troubled company. Chief Executive Officer Ankiti Bose was dismissed in May after an investigation by an independent firm into complaints of financial irregularities. Chief Financial Officer Ramesh Bafna, a former CFO of fashion e-commerce platform Myntra, also left in May, a mere two months after joining the startup.

The exits put the company under the leadership of Dhruv Kapoor, co-founder and chief technology officer who owns about 8% of Zilingo. Vaidya has a 2% stake in the company. Kapoor has been trying to draw investment to keep the company afloat.
Bloomberg
first published: Jul 29, 2022 02:28 pm
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