Ravi Sandepudi joins ClearTax as entrepreneur-in-residence

Sandepudi was earlier heading engineering at Simility, the end-to-end fraud and decisioning platform, which was acquired by PayPal

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ClearTax, the Indian tax and fintech solutions company – has taken on former Google and Paypal veteran, Ravi Sandepudi as its entrepreneur-in-residence. In his new role, Ravi Sandepudi will drive efforts to build a SME-centric suite of offerings while also leading ClearTax’s fintech initiatives.

An alumnus of BITS-Pilani and with a stint at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Sandepudi has previously spearheaded engineering at Simility, an end-to-end fraud and decisioning platform. He set up Simility’s Hyderabad and London offices and served as the acting GM of EMEA operations. The startup was subsequently acquired by PayPal, following which Sandepudi was a director at Paypal and worked on its privacy platform and the launch of payments services in China. Before Simility, he was also associated with Google between 2007 and 2014 in key roles at the tech giant’s Trust & Security wing.

Speaking on Sandepudi’s induction, Archit Gupta, founder and CEO – ClearTax said, “At ClearTax, we are spearheading India’s digital future of easy-to-use services through our strong tech focus. We continue to focus on our mission to simplify complex tasks, such as income tax filing, GST compliance and investing into an automated and convenient process; we have some exciting launches lined up in the near future. ClearTax has experienced robust growth to date and we are confident that Ravi’s involvement will further scale the business to new highs.”

ClearTax is a multi-award-winning fintech platform that provides simplified financial services including tax filing, TaxCloud, TDS returns, entire suite of GST compliance services, investing, and CA as well as legal services. The platform has served more than five million taxpayers along with six lakh businesses. It has recently bagged the IFTA 2020 Award for ‘Fintech Scaleup of the Year’ and acquired the GST filing business of the financial services firm Karvy.

Earlier this year, when multiple businesses were scaling down their teams and operations, ClearTax announced its plan to hire more than 150 employees.