Koo onboards Phaneesh Gururaj as president, technology

Koo onboards Phaneesh Gururaj as president, technology

The company also roped in three engineering heads to lead its technology & innovation efforts.

Phaneesh Gururaj

Mumbai: Homegrown microblogging platform Koo on Friday brought onboard Phaneesh Gururaj as president- technology to lead the engineering and innovation team at the company. He has moved from redBus as leader of the engineering and product teams.

Along with Gururaj, the technology team at Koo will consist of Google - VP of engineering, Badri Narayan; GoJek - VP & head of mobile division, Pavan Kunchapu; Walmart Labs - engineering leader & head of data platforms, Vivek Yadav. This newly appointed team will be tasked to further accentuate the engineering capabilities and ensure that the technology at Koo is prepared to manage the next level of scale.

"In order to give shape and direction to creating a robust technology platform, Koo has put together a best-in-class engineering team that will work closely with Gururaj in India," said the company in a statement.

“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 that will be the backbone of this effort," said Koo, co-founder & CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna. "With tremendous experience in building and managing platforms, Phaneesh and team have the credentials to support the growth expected at Koo."

At the end of August 2021, Koo achieved one crore downloads in just 16 months of going live. Koo is currently available in eight languages and has several pioneering technology features, said the company.