Pine Labs appoints Gokul Rajaram as an Advisor
Pine Labs announced the coming on board of Silicon Valley product leader and former executive member of Square, Gokul Rajaram as an advisor.
With over two decades of experience in product development and management, Gokul Rajaram has worked for companies like Square, Facebook, and Google. He currently serves on the board of Coinbase, Pinterest, The Trade Desk, in addition to being on the executive team at DoorDash since November 2019. Prior to DoorDash, he worked as the Product Engineering Lead at Square from 2013 – 2019. From 2010 to 2013 Rajaram served as Product Director of Ads at Facebook, where he helped the company transition its advertising business to become mobile-first. During his initial career, he worked with Google on their Google AdSense program as a Product Management Director. Gokul Rajaram also serves as a Chairman of the Board at the Course Hero, a leading EdTech platform in the United States.
Commenting on Rajaram’s appointment, B Amrish Rau, CEO, Pine Labs, said, “It’s very exciting to have Gokul agree to extend his product expertise and support to us as we look to scale Pine Labs across the Asian markets. Gokul has been a friend and an informal advisor to me personally for quite some time now. His product experience will be invaluable around some of our exciting offerings like Pay Later, QR, and Loyalty.”
Rajaram holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he was awarded the President of India's Gold Medal for being class valedictorian. He also holds an M.B.A. from MIT and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Gokul Rajaram, Advisor, Pine Labs, said, “Indian payments is undergoing change, and this will have tremendous impact on how small merchants conduct their business. I am excited to help and guide Pine Labs as they go about their plans for merchant financial services and digitisation.”
Pine Labs today serves more than 1,50,000 merchants in 3,700 cities with over 4,50,000 merchant touchpoints. The company recently invested in Fave, a leading fintech company in Southeast Asia.