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Hotstar's Gaurav Shahlot joins Khatabook as head of product

He was associated with Hotstar as head of product management for over five years.

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Mumbai: Fintech start-up Khatabook has announced the appointment of Gaurav Shahlot as head of product. He will also be a part of the core leadership team at Khatabook.

With over 10 million monthly active merchant users on its platforms, Khatabook plans to continue to drive growth by building a seamless product experience under Shahlot’s product leadership, said the platform in a statement

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the product strategy and development along with team building and setting systems and processes for the product team to operate at scale. His key focus area would be to scale the products aligned to ongoing and new business initiatives of the company.

"Over the last three years, we have built a product with mass acceptance based on first principles. With increasing use cases on Khatabook, we needed a leader who has the experience of solving product problems at scale in a high-growth environment," said Khatabook CEO and co-founder Ravish Naresh. "Gaurav has extensive experience with scaling and running products at scale. With his experience, leadership skills and passion for Khatabook's mission, Gaurav is a natural fit to lead the product at Khatabook."

A seasoned leader in product management, Shahlot brings expertise in identifying customer pain points and predicting future market needs to build innovative products. Before joining Khatabook, he was associated with Hotstar where he headed product management for over five years.

Before Hotstar, he worked with Myntra, leading mobile products. Shahlot co-founded Musicfellas, a music discovery platform to help users listen, share and support independent music all over the world, which was later acquired by Times Internet. An alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, he has done BE, computer science.

"I strongly believe in Khatabok's mission to enable MSMEs in India with the power of technology," said Gaurav Shahlot. "Nothing gives me more joy than building and scaling products, so I am incredibly thrilled to be part of Khatabook's journey as it continues to transform small businesses in India, impacting the lives of millions.”

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