Stayzilla Appoints Former Goibibo Director Gopalakrishnan As Vice President Of Products


June 16, 2016:  Stayzilla ,Online budget accommodation company has appointed Chandramouli Gopalakrishnan, former director of products at Goibibo, as vice-president of products, soon after it named former Twitter director Pankaj Gupta as chief product officer.

“The ratio of senior managers to young talent in the team is skewed. We are looking to correct that and will also be onboarding a head of marketing soon,” said Yogendra Vasupal, chief executive of Inasra Tech, which owns Stayzilla. The company is aggressive in strengthening its position in the homestay business after it raised $13.5 million from existing investors.

The company recently consolidated its product and engineering teams in Bengaluru which was previously headquartered in Chennai. The appointments come at a time when the share of alternate stay segment on the online platform has grown to 45% from 6% in September last year.

Vasupal said,”We take time to verify properties. About 70% of our properties in the homestay segment are sourced at town halls we conduct periodically, which go live in three days, while individual posts take eight days to go live”
Homestay policies in different states need to be aligned for ease of operations, he said. The company is planning to launch new products for homestay including a chat-based platform and additional features for making it more cost efficient.

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