Background verification firm, BetterPlace has roped in ex-Google India Head Lalitesh Katragadda as its Executive Board member and an investor.
Lalitesh is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and holds a PhD in Robotics from the Carnegie Mellon University. He was previously associated with Google for over ten years and was heading its India operations before moving onto different ventures (he was the head of Mapmaker project).
Lalitesh is currently serving as an advisor to the Central and Andhra Pradesh governments on several projects related to redesigning fibre grids in order to make high-bandwidth internet available to all at affordable prices.
Pravin Agarwala, Co-founder & CEO, BetterPlace, said, “BetterPlace was created as a response to the rapidly deteriorating safety landscape in the country with a view of addressing the ever-expanding trust deficit by offering safety as a service (SaaS). With Lalitesh as a member of our Executive Board, we are confident that his invaluable experience and innovative thought process will help us improve upon our present offerings and guide our future strategies’ tobolster the safety quotient across the country.”
Lalitesh will look to integrate his technological knowledge with BetterPlace’s data analytics and application tools.