Former Housing CEO Jason Kothari takes the helm at FreeCharge

Jason-Kothari_CEO-Freecharge-01_feE-commerce firm Snapdeal, operated by Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has appointed Jason Kothari as the new chief executive officer of mobile recharge platform FreeCharge. Kothari will also continue his key leadership role as chief strategy and investment officer at Snapdeal, the company said in its statement. He replaces Govind Rajan, who exactly a month ago […]

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FreeCharge CEO Govind Rajan quits

Govind RajanFreeCharge chief executive officer Govind Rajan has resigned from the company just nine months after he was appointed to lead the Jasper Infotech-owned digital payments subsidiary. “It has been a unique privilege to helm FreeCharge in these exciting times of rapid growth and user-focussed innovation. I am confident that FreeCharge will achieve still greater heights […]

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Snapdeal appoints ex-Housing CEO Jason Kothari as strategy & investment chief

Jason Kothari, strategy & investment chief, SnapdealOnline marketplace Snapdeal has appointed ex-Housing CEO Jason Kothari as its chief strategy and investment officer, according to a statement. Kothari will be joining Snapdeal on January 16. “Jason is a strong business leader and entrepreneur who has already been the CEO of two successful companies. Rohit and I warmly welcome Jason to the Snapdeal […]

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Exclusive: Softbank pumps in another $5 mn in Housing even as merger talks continue

HousingJapanese telecom and internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp, a leading investor in several Indian tech startups, has put in an additional $5 million in a bridge round in real estate portal Housing.com, according to three people aware of the development. SoftBank, the lead investor in Housing, had invested $15 million in the company in January […]

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Housing.com hires former Amazon exec to beef up product team

Ashish Laghate is Housing.com's new AVP of productRealty portal Housing.com, run by Locon Solutions Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Ashish Laghate as assistant vice president – product. Laghate will focus on developing consumer products and innovation at the real estate startup. Laghate has worked extensively in brand, product management and technology strategy functions at Amazon, Time magazine and The Washington Post. During his […]

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Three co-founders quit Housing.com to start new venture

co-foundersThree more co-founders of Housing.com have quit, with only three of the original 12 co-founders now remaining with the realty portal. Co-founders Abhishek Anand, Ravish Naresh and Sanat Ghosh exited the startup two weeks back to start their new venture. “Abhishek, Ravish and Sanat played an important role in building the foundation of Housing.com. They […]

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Housing.com to form a new board

SoftBank-backed real estate portal Housing.com will soon form a new board of directors. Newly appointed CEO Jason Kothari is being considered for a greater role within the new board and may be made chairman and managing director in due course, according to a source directly aware of the development at the three-year-old startup. With this, lead investor […]

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Housing.com ropes in Valiant Entertainment’s Jason Kothari as chief business officer

Online realty startup Housing.com, which went through several months of top-level turmoil concluding with the unceremonious exit of CEO Rahul Yadav, has appointed comics publisher Valiant Entertainment’s co-founder Jason Kothari as chief business officer. Kothari, who was also CEO of the New York-based Valiant, will join Housing.com’s operating committee and report to the company’s board, […]

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