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Gaurav Khetan joins Koo as VP, Business

Home-grown microblogging platform Koo, which has over 10 million customers, has appointed Gaurav Khetan as Vice President — Business. As per his up to date LinkedIn profile, Khetan joined Koo in September. Prior to joining Koo, Khetan worked at Star Sports as Vice President, Rights Acquisitions & Strategy, Star Sports.

Koo has recently raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global together with participation from current investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator. IIFL and Mirae Assets had additionally come on board as new investors with this round.

Khetan dealt with numerous portfolios in his nine-year stint at Star Sports. Previous to being the VP, Rights Acquisitions & Strategy, he was Product Head — Emerging Sports, driving programming for Football, Badminton, Hockey & Others.

He has additionally served as Advertising and marketing Head — Kabaddi (Pro Kabaddi league and Kabaddi World Cup). Previous to that, he was Lead — Programming Technique for all Star Sports channels. He began as Lead — Sports Shopper Insights at Star Sports.

Before Star Sports, Khetan had a four-year stint as a business consultant with PwC, engaged on CXO suite initiatives across industry sectors. Odisha Expo

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