Vedantu appoints Ranjan Sakalley as Head of Engineering & Technology

Sakalley has 20 years of expertise in building and scaling teams at Gojek, GoPay, ThoughtWorks, Proteans and Everest Software Inc.

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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 expressed his elation and acknowledged the fact that he 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 leaders in the 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, Sakalley shared,  “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.”

Sakalley 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. Sakalley holds a BE in electronics and communications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka.