11 May 2016, MUMBAI: Mumbai based online real estate portal Housing.com has appointed Ashish Laghate as its AVP – Product. In his new role, he will be overlooking product roadmap for Housing.com.
Prior joining Housing.com, Ashish founded a start-up, Healthtec and also served as its chief executive officer. The company was later in the process of being acquired by Futura e-group. During his tenure, he developed product to provide health care and monitoring to people in rural areas through mobile technology and successfully tested features of the product for 4000 people in USA and India.
Ashish also has experience working with The Washington Post and Time Magazine as product manager and lead product analyst at Amazon in the past. During his tenure at The Washington Post, Ashish was forefront on multiple high visibility projects, including the Presidential Election of 2012, the Midterm Election of 2014, the Washington Post Paywall initiative, the Partner Program, Kindle Singles, and the Washington Post IPhone/IPad and Android apps.
According to sources and reports of VC Circle, chief product officer of Housing.com – Snehil Buxy said, “This entire year, our focus is to grow steady and strong by solving pain points in the buy and sell real-estate segment. In terms of product innovation, our team will be working to improve existing features and make new additions to add value for end-buyers at every step of their home purchasing journey,” said, Housing.com, in a statement.
Ashish holds MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa and is a bachelor of engineering in electronics and telecommunication (E&C) from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, India.
Housing.com has been surfacing news headlines almost since a year after the then CEO, Rahul Yadav was sacked last year as the company saw several hires and exits since then.
Housing.com, an online Indian real estate listing portal commenced its operations in 2012. The company was founded by 12 IIT-Bombay alumni’s. The total equity of housing.com is $154.2 million in 5 rounds by 5 investors namely Helion Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Softbank and Softbank Capital.