18 August 2016, India :
Treebo Group of Hotels, the Bangalore-based chain of tech-enabled budget hotels, has appointed ex Yahoo executive Khilan Haria as their Head of Product.
“Treebo is a digital hotel. We work with the heart of a hotelier, and the mind of an engineer. Building cutting-edge technology products is core to our success as a pioneering budget hotel brand. Therefore, we are excited to welcome Khilan into our team. His vast experience in building industry-defining products will be a huge asset for us in accomplishing this objective,” said Co-founder, Sidharth Gupta.
Treebo recently raised USD 17 million in a fresh round of funding from Bertelsmann India, Matrix Partners, and SAIF Partners.
“There is a huge opportunity to use technology to revolutionize the hospitality industry. This space hasn’t seen as much innovation as some other spaces like retailing, food delivery, taxi, etc. I am excited about working with the stellar team at Treebo to build some such game-changing products,” added Khilan Haria.
Khilan has also worked at Yahoo India for three years. There he led Yahoo’s flagship e-commerce platform, Yahoo stores, which hosted 40,000+ online sellers, and processed USD three B+ in yearly sales.