Lokal, a Hyperlocal Social Media Platform, Appoints John Mathew as VP, Product


John has over a decade of experience and is known for building product teams in the APAC region. During his previous tenure as Product Manager at Lummo (formerly known as BukuKas), he was instrumental in creating an accounting and store solution for small businesses in Indonesia. He has also led product teams at Hansel and Zynga in the past.

Jani PashaCEO and co-founder of Lokal, said,We are pleased to welcome John on our mission to enable a meaningful Internet for non-English speakers in India. As Vice President of Product, John will be responsible for driving product strategy in line with our vision to become india first super app for cities. He will ensure the highest value of customer experience and build a top notch product team for Lokal.

John MatthewVice President – Product, Lokal, saidI am happy to join Lokal at such an exciting phase in their product cycle. The platform has shown remarkable courage and engineering excellence to emerge as a winner in the hyperlocal segment. The opportunity to build on this foundation and reach the next billion Bharat users is an area close to my heart. I can’t wait to embark on this journey with a world class team

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Founded in 2018, Lokal’s mission is to empower hyperlocal communities by enabling its mostly non-English speaking users to share, interact and transact in their regional language. Local users have access to hyperlocal information such as local news, daily commodity prices, local jobs, real estate, matrimonial, local business infomercials and classified ads that would otherwise be scattered throughout local newspapers . The app is available in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi, and has 20 million downloads with a presence in over 180 districts across India. Having achieved unparalleled user density in Tier 2 and 3 deep slots in India, Lokal has been backed by renowned investors, namely 3one4 Capital, India Quotient, Y Combinator. To find out more click on: https://getlokalapp.com/

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