Naspers-backed Brainly appoints Rajesh Bysani as chief product officer

Naspers-backed Brainly appoints Rajesh Bysani as chief product officer
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21 Jan, 2020

Peer-to-peer learning community Brainly has appointed Rajesh Bysani as its chief product officer. He will be responsible for driving the team to build world-class products in line with the company’s vision of becoming a leader in the global educational platform, the company said in a statement.

“His rich experience and bold vision will help us create a more effective and relevant product for our users, and we look forward to achieving new milestones with him and seeing more and more users from around the world benefit from online learning,” MichaƂ Borkowski, co-founder and CEO, Brainly, said.

The appointment came at a time when Krakow-headquartered Brainly had registered remarkable progress in India, with a year-on-year growth of over 100%. It has a user base of over 20 million, doubling from 10 million in November 2018.

It had raised $30 million (then Rs 207 crore) in a funding round led by existing investor Naspers Ventures last year in July.

Bysani has over 15 years of experience working with both established and emerging companies across diverse profiles. He has served as the mobile transformation lead at Google, chief product officer at Zoomcar and assistant vice president (product and growth) at FreeCharge, and has been a core part of early product teams at redBus and BookMyShow.

“At its core, Brainly exists to improve educational outcomes for students and transfer all the benefits of real-life collaboration into a digital environment. This aligns perfectly with my enduring belief that technology has the power to transform individuals’ lives for the better... I look forward to the opportunity to further expand on this vision, help in growth and reinvent the next generation of the product...,” Bysani said.

He completed his bachelor’s degree in computer application from Bangalore University and was also part of an executive programme in sales and marketing from Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.