Global Direct-to-Consumer tea brand, VAHDAM Teas, which recently raised a $11 Million Series-C equity round has hired Nikhil Sareen as its Chief Business Officer for their online business.
Nikhil will help the company usher in the next level of growth and will run the online P&L for the company including E-commerce, D2C, Technology, Supply Chain. Nikhil comes with over 10 years of relevant experience and will report into the Founder & CEO, Bala Sarda.
Prior to joining VAHDAM, Nikhil founded Schoolkart.com, an e-commerce store selling school merchandise, which raised external capital and reached scale. He recently exited the business. He was also among the startup leadership team setting up Amazon’s e-commerce business in India.
“VAHDAM has built a unique playbook as India’s first truly global brand, utilizing the digital infrastructure effectively. I am very excited to join Bala and the team and hope to take VAHDAM to the next level over the next few years & build it to be one of India’s most recognized consumer brands globally,” said Nikhil Sareen.
“Nikhil is an experienced leader. I am thrilled to have him join our team & help the brand usher into the next phase of growth. Nikhil brings a lot of balance & execution prowess to our current organizational structure and we look forward to further strengthening the brand, globally. The Post COVID-9 offers a tremendous opportunity for online-grocery & consumer brands like ours. And, we are strengthening the team for the next decade of growth,” said Bala Sarda.
The company has till date raised over $17 Million funding from India’s top investors including VCs like Fireside Ventures, Sixth Sense Ventures, Mankind Pharma, SAR Group, Urmin Group, Chona Family and entrepreneurs like Kris Gopalkrishnan (Infosys Founder), Pankaj Chaddha (Zomato Founder), Amrish Rau (PayU Founder) amongst others.