Vivek Jain has been appointed the new Chief Product and Technology Officer for Indian online real estate portal, Housing.com.
Jain was formerly the CEO of CA Media Digital (India) Pvt. Ltd, the digital business of CA Media LP, owned by The Chernin Group and private equity firm KKR.
Prior to that he was Vice-President of Reliance Jio Infocomm Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd.
He has also worked with Amazon Web Services and Motorola Mobility.
Jain’s role will be to strengthen the product and engineering aspects of Housing.com..
“Our goal is to become the most trusted and the leading end-to-end real estate transaction platform in the country, and robust product and technology innovation will be important for us to achieve that,” said Jason Kothari, CEO, Housing.com which is owned by Locon Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
“Vivek comes with best-in-class product and technology leadership experience, global exposure and an entrepreneurial mind-set, which is a unique mix, and one that blends seamlessly with the thinking and culture at Housing.com.
The Mumbai-based startup moved away from being a property listing portal to a property buying and selling portal in November 2015.
So far it has raised more than $100 million in capital from Softbank Group Corp, Nexus Ventures and Falcon Edge.