Vice president of engineering at Zoomcar has recently been promoted as the chief technology officer. Zoomcar is a self-driving car rental startup headquartered in Bangalore, India.
Vinayak Hedge served as Zoomcar's consultant for six months from April 2017 and joined full-time as VP of engineering in October. He was elevated to CTO in January this year, a company spokesperson told TechCircle.
The CTO role at Zoomcar has been vacant since June 2017 when Prashant Verna, the former incumbent, resigned from the company to join online travel aggregator Traveloka.
As the tech head, Hedge will oversee development, quality assurance, analytics, DevOps and IT. Having previously worked with content delivery network Speedera, which was acquired by Akamai 2005, and mobile ad-tech startup inMobi, Hedge has over 16 years of experience in the software industry, across different domains such as embedded systems, content delivery networks, ad technology and CRM software.
He also co-founded Headstart Network, a decade-old non-profit that mentors various early and growth stage startups.
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