Khatabook named Gaurav Shahlot as Head of Product

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Gaurav Shahlot has been named as Head of Product at Khatabook. Khatabook, India’s premier Fintech startup, continues to hire important personnel to bolster its product, design, engineering, and analytics teams. Under Gaurav’s product leadership, Khatabook wants to continue driving growth by developing a seamless product experience for its 10 million+ monthly active merchant users on its platforms.

Gaurav’s new role will entail driving product strategy and development, as well as team building and establishing systems and processes that will allow the product team to operate at scale. His main focus would be on scaling products that are aligned with the company’s ongoing and future business ambitions. Gaurav will also be a member of Khatabook’s core leadership team.

A seasoned leader in product management, Gaurav comes with a track record of building amazing products at scale. He brings expertise in identifying customer pain points and predicting future market needs to build innovative products. Before joining Khatabook, Gaurav was associated with Hotstar where he headed product management to make Hotstar the largest subscription-based video streaming platform over the last 5.5 years.

Ravish Naresh, CEO, and Co-founder, Khatabook, commented, “Over the last 3 years, we have built a product with mass acceptance based on first-principles. With increasing use cases on Khatabook, we needed a leader who has the experience of solving product problems at scale in a high-growth environment. Gaurav has extensive experience with scaling and running products at scale. With his experience, leadership skills and passion for Khatabook’s mission, Gaurav is a natural fit to lead the product at Khatabook.”

Gaurav Shahlot, Head of Product, Khatabook said, “I strongly believe in Khatabok’s mission to enable MSMEs in India with the power of technology. Nothing gives me more joy than building and scaling products, so I am incredibly thrilled to be part of Khatabook’s journey as it continues to transform small businesses in India, impacting the lives of millions.”

Before Hotstar, Gaurav worked with Myntra, leading mobile products. Always keen on building something new, Gaurav co-founded Musicfellas, a music discovery platform to help users listen, share and support independent music all over the world, which was later acquired by Times Internet. An alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Gaurav has done BE, Computer Science. Gaurav believes in using the power of technology for creating equal opportunity in society.