Food-tech startup, Pluckk appoints Nelson D’Souza as Chief Financial Officer

Food-tech startup, Pluckk appoints Nelson D’Souza as Chief Financial Officer
Pluckk recently raised a USD 5 million seed capital funding, from Exponentia Ventures, a fund focused on emerging business ideas in both B2C and B2B space

Food-tech startup Pluckk, a brand owned by Fruveegie Tech, has appointed Nelson D’Souza as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from March 7, 2022. Prior to joining Pluckk, Nelson was last working with Origa Lease Finance as its CFO, having in the past worked with, Avendus Capital and Tata Capital to name a few.

Speaking on the appointment, Pratik Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder, Pluckk said, “We are glad to appoint Nelson as our CFO, as he comes with around two decades of experience in the field of finance, having worked across multiple disciplines (strategy, operations et al) working closely with founders and promoters. Nelson has an all-round experience of setting up the finance function, fund raising and leveraging technology to help companies achieve leadership positions in their respective domains.”

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Speaking on his appointment, Nelson D’Souza said, “India is at the cusp of a digital revolution and the Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated the same.  Be it in lending or consumption, India is fast adopting the digital route and this has resulted in a number of brands seeing exponential growth. In Pluckk, I see a unique new age digital brand catering to a large fast-growing market adapting to lifestyle demands of the new-age Indian. With my extensive experience across various startups and businesses, I seek to leverage my skills and work closely with Pratik and the team in building Pluckk into a niche food-tech company in India.”

Food-tech startup Pluckk recently raised USD 5 million seed capital funding, from Exponentia Ventures, a fund focused on emerging business ideas in both B2C and B2B space. Pluckk’s proposition is centred on global food trends ranging from vegan, carb alternatives, gut health, and immunity to plant-forward eating to prevent diabetes and mental health. The products and services of Pluckk will now also be made available to a wider set of consumers in key metro cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai with further expansion plans to Gurugram, Pune and Hyderabad, on its direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform as well as through leading e-commerce platforms under its brand name. Pluckk aims to build India’s first digital commerce business to serve the growing demand of lifestyle-oriented fresh produce.

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