Brainly appoints new Chief Product Officer
|Brittany Hainzinger in Apps Tuesday, January 28, 2020|
Brainly, a homework help app, has appointed Rajesh Bysani as CPO. Bysani has professional experience of over 15 years, working with both established and emerging companies across diverse profiles.
Brainly recently appointed Rajesh Bysani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO).
While Brainly has succeeded at establishing itself as one of the United States’ leading digital education resources, last school year the platform achieved a major landmark in its global growth: it now reaches 15 million monthly users in the U.S., which means that 20% or one-fifth of all American students use the popular homework help platform during the calendar school year.
In his role as the Chief Product Officer, Bysani will be responsible for driving the team to build world-class products in line with the company’s vision of becoming a leading global educational platform.
Prior to joining Brainly, Bysani has had a rich professional experience of over 15 years, working with both established and emerging companies across diverse profiles. He was the Mobile Transformation Lead at Google, CPO at Zoomcar, AVP (Product and Growth) at FreeCharge, and a core part of early product teams at redBus and BookMyShow. Throughout his prolific career, he has been tasked with ideating, executing, and growing some of the most innovative and path-breaking products that have simplified and enriched the lives of millions of people.
"As the seasoned product manager who has had the first-hand experience in helping develop some of the country’s most innovative tech-based products over the past decade and a half, the guiding principle behind my work has always been the philosophy that technology exists to improve our daily lives and to help solve problems that people regularly encounter,” said Bysani.
Brainly’s ‘community learning’ model combines online education, social media, and machine learning to disrupt the $2.6 billion education market on a global level. With headquarters in Kraków, Poland, and New York City, Brainly is driven by the conviction that online learning communities can empower students all over the world with knowledge and information.
Bysani said: “At its core, Brainly exists to improve educational outcomes for students across the world and transfer all the benefits of real-life collaboration into a digital environment. This aligns perfectly with my enduring belief that technology has the power to transform individuals’ lives for the better, and I am beyond thrilled to work with such an innovative company that’s making a tremendous positive impact on global education in the digital age. I look forward to the opportunity to further expand on this vision, help grows and reinvent the next generation of the product, and amplify and build on this vision.”
This appointment comes at a time when Brainly has registered remarkable progress in the United States and on the heels of its 2019 Series C funding round of $30 million led by Naspers, with participation from Runa Capital and Manta Ray. (Combined with Brainly's previous funding rounds, the latest investment brings total funding to date up to $68.5 million.)
Commenting on this appointment, Michał Borkowski, Co-Founder, and CEO, Brainly, said: “Our new CPO Rajesh Bysani is the perfect addition to our team and will be an integral part in helping us further strengthen Brainly as the platform that students and parents turn to for help. As we continue to innovate Brainly’s features and product offerings so students can better connect, learn, and explore, a crucial part of achieving that goal is ensuring we have a skilled, passionate leader like Rajesh in place to spearhead the product team. His rich experience and bold vision will help us create a more effective and relevant product for our users, and we look forward to achieving new milestones with him and seeing more and more users from around the world benefit from online learning.”