Zoomcar, Indian self-drive car rental company has appointed Rajesh Bysani as the Chief Product Officer. Rajesh’s experience and leadership skills will allow Zoomcar to speed product innovation, expand into new markets and deliver exceptional customer value.

Rajesh comes with an experience of more than 10 years of working with renowned start-ups in the country. He has been part of companies at a very early stage and has been instrumental in growing the companies by 30-40X. Rajesh brings a proven record of success, where he recently led product & growth at FreeCharge. Prior to FreeCharge, Rajesh was the AVP - Products at redBus where he was leading the B2C product & helped launch the mobile
strategy. Rajesh will work out of the Zoomcar headquarter office in Bengaluru.

“Our goal is to become the most trusted, efficient and flexible self-drive car rental platform in India. Robust product and technology innovation is critical for us to achieve that objective. Our overall customer experience is one of the key verticals of our technology infrastructure and we are looking at strengthening it further to offer a superior experience to our customers. Rajesh comes with best-in-class product and technology leadership experience, global exposure and an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a unique mix and one that blends seamlessly with the work environment and culture at Zoomcar. We are delighted to have Rajesh on-board and wish him a great journey ahead with the Zoomcar family," said Greg Moran, CEO and co-founder.

Zoomcar recently closed a $24M Series B round of funding, led by Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The fresh war chest will be used primarily for accelerating its innovative marketplace model while furthering its technological lead around the overall customer experience. The company recently launched initiatives like doorstep delivery and ZAP(Zoomcar Associate Program) to further enhance user experience on its platform.

ZAP, launched earlier in 2016, allows individuals to purchase vehicles on behalf of Zoomcar, list the vehicle on a dynamic basis on its platform, and then finally share in the profit on a monthly basis. The company has witnessed robust adoption with an associate base that’s tripling month on month. Zoomcar expects this marketplace model will account for over 75% of its overall vehicle inventory by early 2017. The funding will allow Zoomcar to reach a fleet size of >25,000 across 25+ cities by 2018. Along the way, Zoomcar will also significantly expand its current airport offering across all cities.

Zoomcar’s growth in the self-drive car rental space has been unprecedented. The clarity of vision and rigorous effort behind strengthening the vertical is commendable. With innovative products that are complemented and supported by Zoomcar’s cutting-edge technology and highly customised solutions, I believe we can upgrade operational efficiency, ensure exceptional consumer experiences and scale the ZAP marketplace to multiple cities in a short span of time. I’m thrilled to be part of a brand that has industry recognition for product innovation, employee culture and customer success,” said Rajesh Bysani, Chief Product Officer (CPO).

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