Home design and decor platform Livspace yesterday said former Facebook and Google hand Gokul Rajaram has invested an undisclosed amount in personal capacity in the company and will come on board as a special advisory. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play
Rajaram is currently product engineering lead at Square, a payments and small business solutions company. In his role as special advisor, Gokul will work with Livspace on technology and product strategy across mobile, web and emerging platforms, Livspace said in a statement. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
In addition, he will offer guidance in areas like overall business and investment strategy. Prior to this, Rajaram headed the advertisement product team at Facebook and was product management director for Google AdSense, where he developed software products for several small businesses around the world. “For early stage companies, the caliber of the team is the single-biggest factor correlated with success,” Rajaram said. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
Livspace will seek his inputs across the board — product and technology, talent acquisition and business guidance, said Anuj Srivastava, Chief Executive and Co-founder of Livspace. The platform started business in December 2014. Within six months of its launch, Livspace has acquired two firms — DezignUp and Dwll.in — with an aim to create the “largest curated marketplace of interior designers”, the company said.