Spiceworks Marks its India Presence with a New Development Centre at Hyderabad

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Spiceworks Marks its India Presence with a New Development Centre at Hyderabad

Texas-based Spiceworks, a global IT marketplace that connects millions of technology buyers and sellers, launched its new Development Centre in Hyderabad, India. The new office focuses on developing products and experiences that enable direct connections between buyers and sellers in the $3 trillion IT industry.

Commenting on the launch of its new centre, Manish Dixit, SVP- Product Engineering, Spiceworks, says, “As an organization serving technology buyers and sellers around the world, it’s imperative our Product and Engineering team is thinking, executing, and working globally as well. Our India Development Center will be instrumental in furthering our mission to provide technology buyers and sellers with the insight, intelligence, and connections they need to support their businesses and drive growth”.

The Hyderabad centre will comprise of software engineers, product managers, and data scientists and it will be Spiceworks’ third office after it headquarters in Austin, Texas and its European office at London. Founded by Francis Sullivan, Greg Kattawar, Jay Hallberg and Scott Abel in 2006, Spiceworks connects the world to move forward technically. Over 20 million tech buyers use Spiceworks every three months and over one million plus businesses kept up and running by the tech professionals in Spiceworks. The company aids to find, adopt, and manage the latest technologies while also helping IT brands build, market and support better products and services.  Spiceworks has raised a total of $111 million in funding over five rounds and boasts of elite investors such as Goldman Sachs, Tenaya Capital, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners). According to Aberdeen, Spiceworks is projected to spend $7.1 million on IT industry this year.

Along with the launch, Spiceworks also appointed Talgan Kumar Rao as the Head of the new centre. Talgan, a result oriented, culture driven leader with an experience of over 15 years has held key positions at companies such as Syngenta, Novartis, Infosys, and Microsoft prior to Spiceworks. His responsibilities at Spiceworks include assisting & establishing Indian Development Centre, overseeing overall centre operation which includes managing, hiring, attrition, individual performance and organization culture. Talgan will also work with global product and technology team to support innovation, ideation & leverage evolving technologies.

Excited on his new role, Talgan comments, “I’m excited to lead our operations in India and a team that will help build the IT marketplace technology buyers and sellers across the world use to connect with one another. By applying artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and the latest analytics technologies to our unique data set, we have an enormous opportunity to reshape how technology buyers and sellers get their jobs done”.

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