Classplus, a mobile platform for educators and content creators to launch their online teaching businesses, has appointed Manish Chawla as the new CTO to bolster its next phase of growth across geographies.
Chawla, who was Vice President of engineering with online food delivery company Zomato previously, will lead Classplus’ product innovations and will be focusing on scaling engineering capabilities for Classplus’ growth.
He has previously led industry-first tech innovations at high growth startups like MakeMyTrip, PayTM, and Dream11 among others over a career spanning nearly two decades.
“Classplus has built a phenomenal ecosystem for educators, and is playing a pivotal role in democratizing education and making it more accessible. Keeping technology as a front-runner, I look forward to helping drive growth, delivering product innovation along with customer success at a global scale. Given my passion for engineering and the deep belief in the Indian startup ecosystem, I am super excited to hop on the Classplus rocket-ship. It’s an awesome time to be joining the journey to co-create Classplus.” said Chawla in a statement.
“Manish brings a wealth of knowledge and years of leadership experience to the team. Classplus is a product first company and we are confident that his expertise in scaling tech and product led companies will take Classplus to the next level and fuel our mission of empowering educators with a world class tech solution,” said Bhaswat Agarwal, Co-Founder and COO, Classplus.
As of Jan 2022, nearly 20% of Classplus’ workforce is a part of the engineering and product teams with 50+ open positions including software developers, engineering and product managers, designers, and data scientists across entry to senior-levels.
In June 2021 Classplus had raised $65 million in a Series C round led by Tiger Global, GSV Ventures, and Alpha Wave Global.