Shadowfax, India’s leading logistics player has announced the appointment of Shamik Sharma as an Independent Board Director, another strategic hiring in quick succession. With this announcement, the company aims to bring in a strong technical and business mentorship as it pursues its fast growth trajectory. The company aims to focus on consistency, quality control, business planning along with financial acumen for overall robust growth in the long run.
Shamik brings many years of solid experience building technology-driven business in the Silicon Valley as well as in India. He was a successful tech entrepreneur in the Bay area, and also held senior roles at HP, Yahoo, RockYou&Lytro.
Recently, as part of the leadership team at Myntra, he built and managed the product, engineering, UX and data-science teams. His deep business insights come from building strong teams and leading companies through different phases – including rapid growth, difficult economic times, periods of aggressive competition and successful exits.
Shamik will be advising Shadowfax as an independent Board director for its extensive logistics business.
“Last-mile logistics is a core pillar of the new economy. Shadowfax is building a very important service which matches delivery partners with customer needs in real-time using technology. I am very excited to work with the really innovative team at Shadowfax to take the business to the next level”, said Shamik Sharma on his appointment as an Independent Director.
“It’s been amazing to bring Shamik on board who has aunique mix of large technical and business experience. We look forward to leverage his in-depth knowledge and expertise to help Shadowfax achieve the desired growth in a longer run” said Abhishek Bansal, Co-Founder &CEO, Shadowfax.
The company has multiplied its capabilities three-times, since its inception and has projected a 150% year-on-year growth for the next five years. Shadowfax has recently made two other strategic hires to its leadership team, as reported earlier.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Shadowfax id a brainchild of two IIT Delhi alumni, started in 2015 with an aim to make instant deliveries a reality in India. Its logistics gateway for businesses, operating on a plug-and-play the format offers an on-demand delivery service platform to its clients. The technology enables customers to make fast, safe and reliable deliveries by instantly connecting them (businesses/e-tailers /retailers) with the company’s extensive network of 50000+ Delivery Partners spread across 150+ cities and towns in India. Operating on an asset-light model, Shadowfax currently fulfills 1.5 lakhs unique orders a day in food, grocery, fashion, pharmacy, furniture, e-commerce, and traditional business sectors. Shadowfax’s strong technology the platform is integrated with most new age e-commerce ventures like Flipkart, Amazon, Swiggy, Big Basket and many others including smaller restaurants, merchants and retailers. Shadowfax is on a mission to connect the next million micro entrepreneurs and suppliers in logistics using a singular platform/IOT to bridge the information gap and eradicate the inefficiencies across the value chain. Its vision is to become the partner of first choice for all businesses through a plug and play platform for instant delivery services.