Nine months after the Housing board had fired CEO Rahul Yadav under dramatic circumstances, cofounder Advitiya Sharma has announced that he’s quitting the company. During Yadav’s tenure, Sharma was seen has the public face of the company, making numerous appearances on television as he talked about the prospects of Housing.
Housing employees hadn’t received the shares that Yadav had promised them. And now it turns out that they might not receive the shares at all – at least not in the traditional sense. On 12th January, the company announced in an email to the staff that they would get their share of Yadav’s gift in the form of phantom stock units.
Realty portal Housing.com had been struggling with mounting losses when CEO Rahul Yadav was let go, documents filed by the company reveal. In FY 2014-2015, Housing recorded a loss of Rs. 279 crore. Its revenue in the same period was Rs. 12 crore. In comparison, competitor CommonFloor had revenues of Rs. 45 crore.
Rahul Yadav, the erstwhile CEO of Housing.com, has come out in support of the beleaguered TinyOwl cofounders. The cofounding team of TinyOwl has been under fire over its recent layoffs, and one cofounder was held hostage in its Pune office for over 2 days by irate employees. However, Rahul Yadav, who’s no stranger to controversy himself, had words of encouragement for the TinyOwl team.
Barely a week after reports emerged that Housing.com would be firing 600 of its 2600 employees as a part of a restructuring, the company today announced that it has acquired Bangalore-based customer relationship management software company HomeBuy360. This is Housing’s 3rd acquisition this year, after having previously acquired real esate forum IREF and Realty BI, a data analytics company in the real esatate sector.