Classplus, a mobile platform for educators and content creators to launch their online teaching businesses, has appointed Manish Chawla as the new chief technical officer (CTO) to bolster its next phase of growth across geographies.
Chawla, who was vice president of engineering with online food delivery startup Zomato previously, will lead Classplus’ product innovations and will be focusing on scaling engineering capabilities for Classplus’ growth.
He has previously led industry-first tech innovations at high growth startups like MakeMyTrip, PayTM, and Dream11 among others over a career spanning nearly two decades.
“I, along with the entire leadership team at Classplus, are thrilled to have a seasoned engineering leader like Manish join our clan. Manish brings a wealth of knowledge and years of leadership experience to the team. We are confident that his expertise in scaling tech and product led companies will take Classplus to the next level and fuel our mission of empowering educators with a world class tech solution,” said Bhaswat Agarwal, co-founder and COO, Classplus.
“Classplus has built a phenomenal ecosystem for educators and is playing a pivotal role in democratising education and making it more accessible. Keeping technology as a front-runner, I look forward to helping drive growth, delivering product innovation along with customer success at a global scale,” said Chawla on his appointment.
As of January 2022, nearly 20% of Classplus’ workforce is a part of the engineering and product teams with more than 50 open positions including software developers, engineering and product managers, designers, and data scientists across entry to senior-levels.
The edtech startup raised $65 million in a Series C round led by Tiger Global, GSV Ventures, and Alpha Wave Global in June last year. They also opened a new engineering office in Abu Dhabi, UAE to steer their international expansion recently.