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Snapdeal strategy head Jason Kothari formally takes over at FreeCharge

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E-commerce firm Snapdeal, operated by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Jason Kothari as chief executive officer of its mobile recharge platform FreeCharge. Kothari will also continue his key leadership role as chief strategy and investment officer at Snapdeal, the company said in a statement....

Govind Rajan

FreeCharge CEO Govind Rajan quits

FreeCharge 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 innovati...

22 February, 2017 | More »

Jason Kothari, strategy & investment chief, Snapdeal

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

Online 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 companie...

11 January, 2017 | More »


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

Japanese 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...

22 November, 2016 | More »


Confident to stand alone, but open to joining forces: Housing’s Jason Kothari

Amid merger and acquisition talks involving the company, Housing.com CEO Jason Kothari said the company is open to joining forces with others if that makes business sense. “If it’s beneficial for us to join forces with someone, we would be open to it. We have a lot of those options on the table,...

7 July, 2016 | More »

Ashish Laghate is Housing.com's new AVP of product

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

Realty 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 s...

11 May, 2016 | More »


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

Three 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 import...

22 April, 2016 | More »


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 developmen...

23 November, 2015 | More »


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 Y...

11 August, 2015 | More »


The story of two Indian American entrepreneurs who are redefining the global comics industry

The global comic-book industry has traditionally been dominated by two big names, Marvel, whose major characters joined forces on-screen this summer for The Avengers, currently the third highest-grossing film in history, and DC Comics, whose roster includes Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. New Yo...

10 October, 2012 | More »