Venture Capital firm Sequoia Capital has announced the appointment of Gayatri Vasudeva Yadav as chief marketing officer.
She moves from Star India where she was leading marketing as president, consumer strategy and innovation. Yadav will be based in Bengaluru.
The firm has also announced the appointment of Ajey Gore as operating partner, technology and Shweta Rajpal Kohli as head of public policy. Gore served most recently as the group CTO of Gojek and will be based in Singapore.
Kohli moves from Salesforce where she was director - government affairs and public policy for India and South Asia.
In a post published by Shailendra J Singh, MD, Sequoia Capital, he said, "We constantly challenge founders to recruit moonshot leaders who can help them raise their game and be a source of learning and inspiration for their teams. We’re doing the same at Sequoia Capital India. At a time when technology is transforming the world and capital is abundant, the one thing that stands out for the very best startups or VC firms is the ability to attract and nurture extraordinary talent. The most promising startups have choices of which VC to pick. We believe the very discerning and highest quality founders will increasingly select venture capital firms with the best operating team who can help them succeed."
He added, "At Sequoia Capital India, we have assembled a team of world-class specialists over the years to help founders execute their plans. Our team of experts cut across major functional areas, including talent, technology, marketing, legal, finance and strategic development. Our specialist teams also actively nurture a community of professionals inside our startups in their functional areas, and form deep working relationships, often to the surprise of many founders. These communities are the lifeblood of how we attract and nurture talent across portfolio companies. To give a boost to our efforts across several important areas, we’re excited to welcome these three widely respected senior executives to the Sequoia Capital India team in roles that will help us expand the work we do to build startups alongside our founders."