ClearTax Hiring Senior Executives from Flipkart
Aims to raise number of engineers fourfold to 100 in 6 mths
New Delhi: Financial technology startup ClearTax has hired a former director-engineering and two senior engineers from ecommerce company Flipkart. The Bengaluru-based company, which runs an income tax returns e-filing website, is also in the process of recruiting another director level executive from Flipkart.
“We are scaling up our engineering team and are currently scouting for the cream in technology to be part of this,” ClearTax CEO Archit Gupta told ET.
Gupta said that Prasanth Nair, a former director at Flipkart, has joined ClearTax as vice president-engineering. Jai Santosh, who led Flipkart Lite team, and Aakash Bapna, who worked at Flipkart from 2011 to 2014, are joining too, he said.
ClearTax is looking to increase the number of engineers in its technology team fourfold to 100 in the next six months or so. Its total manpower at present is 100. Gupta said the company wants to expand its business. “We are adding products and services, which would make us a one-stop shop for all financial needs of customers (both retail and business),” he said.
He further said, “The company is focusing on building products and markets for our new offerings to SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and businesses, and expansion of our current customer base by entering new geographies.”
Nair will lead the product and technology group at ClearTax. At Flipkart, he was instrumental in scaling up the fulfilment platform. Besides Flipkart, in the past 16 years he worked with companies including Yahoo!, Travelocity and Amazon. Bapna was instrumental in building and scaling up Flipkart’s front-end systems and teams from scratch. In 2014, he moved on to start his own venture, pecfly, a consumerto-consumer marketplace. Santosh was with Flipkart since 2014, as part of the core part and led the team which built Flipkart Lite, a progressive web app.
Gupta did not disclose the name of the other director being hired from Flipkart. “It is a little premature,” he said.
Financial technology startup is also in the process of recruiting another director level executive from Flipkart