Koo Named Phaneesh Gururaj as President – Technology

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Phaneesh Gururaj

Phaneesh Gururaj, President – Technology, has been appointed to manage the engineering and innovation team at Koo, India’s own microblogging platform. Koo has put together a best-in-class engineering team that will work closely with Phaneesh to offer structure and direction to establishing a powerful technological platform from India, for India. Prior to joining Koo, Phaneesh was the head of redBus’ Engineering and Product teams.

Along with Phaneesh, the technical team will include Badri Narayan, Google’s VP Engineering, Pavan Kunchapu, GoJek’s VP & Head Mobile, and Walmart Labs’ Vivek Yadav, Engineering Leader & Head – Data Platforms Head. The newly constituted team, which has a combined expertise of over 60 years, will be responsible with enhancing engineering capabilities and ensuring that Koo’s technology is ready to handle the next level of scale.

Speaking about the enhanced Technology Leadership at Koo, Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder & CEO, said, “Koo is the first social media platform that is being built from scratch in India. With the number of languages and features Koo will eventually offer, a robust technology team will be the backbone of this effort. With tremendous experience in building and managing platforms, Phaneesh and team have the credentials to support the growth expected at Koo. We look forward to offering the users of Koo a best-in-class user experience.”