CoinTribe, one of India’s leading online lending marketplaces, has appointed Manish Gulati as its Chief Technology Officer. An NSIT graduate with over 18 years of industry experience, Manish has served several reputed tech-driven MNCs and start-ups including Yahoo, HCL, InfoEdge and Qwikcilver. In his last assignment he was CTO at Oxigen online services where he built the engineering team from scratch and scaled it up to 100+ engineers. He was instrumental in launching widely successful Oxigen wallet and its merchant acceptance solution.
In his new role, Manish will be responsible for the development of CoinTribe’s tech strategy for its SME lending marketplace, for creating the next generation of products and services including the evolution of its Platform as a Service (PaaS) and delivery of its digital consumer experience.
Prior to Oxigen, Manish was Head of engineering at Qwikcilver. He has also worked as VP and Head of products & technology at Info Edge Ltd. and conceptualized Shiksha.com, an online classifieds education marketplace. During his stint at Yahoo in Sunnyvale and Bangalore, Manish delivered several features in the advertising, recruitment and mail products. He played a key role in driving search and big data projects.
On his appointment with CoinTribe, Manish said, “I’m delighted to become a part of CoinTribe’s extraordinary team at this crucial juncture. The innovation-driven platform has greatly simplified financial infrastructure for all of its stakeholders. Technology plays a critical role in the way consumers, industries, lenders and marketplaces interact with each other. These entities leave a lot of structured information while interacting with systems via payments systems such as PoS, wallets, etc., digital records on government and classified sites, as well as in the form of digital footprint on social media platforms.”
He added further, “Besides this, unstructured information is available in the form of scanned documents and even speech. Technology can weave these disjointed pieces of information into a thread and use data science and distributed ledger capabilities to ensure any person or entity gets loan depending on its true loan repayment ability. I’m looking forward to learning and making meaningful contributions at CoinTribe.”
At the announcement, Amit Sachdev, Co-Founder & CEO at CoinTribe said, “We are pleased to welcome an industry veteran such as Manish on board. He has joined us at a very critical point in our growth journey. He brings a unique mix of experience across Technology, Product and Entrepreneurship and his track record of conceiving and developing products speaks for itself. Manish’s technology-centric prowess will be invaluable in creating a high degree of focus, speed and innovation at CoinTribe.”
Manish has also had a successful stint as an entrepreneur. He ran an online education platform – Prism Education for 5 years. The platform provided video-based tutorials for competitive entrance exams. In addition, Manish has filed a patent in dynamic content caching.