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Vedantu appoints Ranjan Sakalley as Head of Engineering & Technology

This move will strengthen the technology team for next phase of growth.

Vedantu, a pioneer in LIVE online tutoring in India, today announced the appointment of Ranjan Sakalley as Head of Engineering & Technology. Based in Bengaluru, Ranjan will report to Vamsi Krishna, CEO and Co-founder, and will spearhead the expansion of Vedantu’s tech and engineering team to 200 members by end of this financial year. The hires will happen at multiple levels including senior as well as supporting roles. The team will drive further innovation to increase accessibility, affordability, and predictability in LIVE online learning.

Welcoming Ranjan Sakalley on board, Vamsi Krishna, CEO & Co-Founder, Vedantu said, “I am elated to welcome Ranjan as our new Vedan, who joins us to lead the Technology and Engineering function. Ranjan is an industry veteran and engineering leader adept at solving complex and real-time business challenges. Owing to his eclectic experience he brings the best of both worlds with startup and enterprise-led thinking. As Ranjan partners in our journey to create Impact at Scale, we endeavour to create a service where a child feels loved, cared and inspired, and technology has always been central to creating that experience and impact.”

As one of the leader in K-12 EdTech space, Vedantu is building its technology prowess to ensure a seamless experience for students even in low-bandwidth conditions in tier III markets and beyond. In his new role, Ranjan will oversee all product engineering decisions, including design, delivery, and reliability of products.

On his appointment Ranjan Sakalley, Head of Engineering & Technology, Vedantu said, “I am stoked to be part of the organisation in its next phase of growth when EdTech is making waves and bringing LIVE online learning to every other Indian home. Vedantu is investing heavily on engineering to make LIVE online class seamless, highly interactive and engaging and my role will be to build predictable learning outcomes for millions of students who are learning on our platform.”

Ranjan is an engineering veteran with two decades of expertise in building and scaling teams at Gojek, GoPay, ThoughtWorks, Proteans and Everest Software Inc. amongst others. In his previous roles he has built products and custom software to solve tough distributed computing issues, complex real time business functions at scale as well as engineered exciting new products and features for end users. Ranjan holds a B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka.