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The Glitch co-founders Varun Duggirala and Rohit Raj exit the agency

The duo launched The Glitch in 2009. The agency was acquired by WPP in 2017 and integrated into the VMLY&R network in November 2020

(Left) Rohit Raj and Varun Duggirala (Right)

Varun Duggirala and Rohit Raj, Co-Founders of The Glitch, have announced their departure from the agency. 

The duo launched The Glitch in 2009. The agency was acquired by WPP in 2017, and integrated into the VMLY&R network in November 2020.

After which, Duggirala, Raj and Pooja Jauhari reported to Tripti Lochan, Co-CEO of VMLY&R Asia. 

Earlier in March 2022, Jauhari took over from Anil Nair as Group CEO at VMLY&R. At the same time, Lochan moved on to the newly created role of global capability development officer, VMLY&R. 

Raj shared on LinkedIn, “After 14 years of the most satisfying journey as an entrepreneur, building and scaling The Glitch, it’s time for a new adventure. A big thank you to everybody who has been a part of our story in more ways than one.”

He further wrote, “As nervous and exciting as the whole thought of starting up again is, I leave Glitch with enough stories and experiences to give me the courage to do it one more time. I will look forward to more adventures along this path with all of you by my side like before.”

His post:


Duggirala also posted, “In my (almost) 14 years of helping build and being a part of The Glitch …I’ve seen it from its inception when Rohit Raj and I quit our jobs just after a recession with an actual plan, it’s an evolution into the powerhouse that it is under Pooja Jauhari as she made it a true. And today as I bid goodbye, all I’m leaving with is “Gratitude”. That I could be a part of this whole and I leave with many a story and a feeling of warmth in my heart.”

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