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Nikhil Rungta joins Housing.com as CMO

  • Real-estate
    platform Housing.com has appointed Nikhil Rungta as its chief marketing
    officer. Prior to Housing, Rungta was the senior vice-president, marketing, at
    Reliance Jio. Rungta has replaced Pratik Seal, who has recently left the
    company.
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  • A seasoned
    marketer with over 20 years of experience, he has worked with companies like

    • Real-estate
      platform Housing.com has appointed Nikhil Rungta as its chief marketing
      officer. Prior to Housing, Rungta was the senior vice-president, marketing, at
      Reliance Jio. Rungta has replaced Pratik Seal, who has recently left the
      company.
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    • A seasoned
      marketer with over 20 years of experience, he has worked with companies like
      Google and McCann Erickson, Housing said in a statement. He was the first CMO
      for Google in India, where he held that position for four years. He has also
      played key business leadership roles at start-ups like Yebhi and Yatra.com.
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    • Speaking
      about the appointment, Jason Kothari, chief business officer, Housing.com,
      said, “Rungta is one of India’s leading marketers who achieved remarkable
      success during his career. He has worked in leadership roles across sales,
      marketing and e-commerce with both multinationals and start-ups, over the last
      two decades. He has a deep understanding of the Indian consumer market and has
      used a mix of traditional marketing and digital media to grow world-class
      businesses and brands from the ground up. His rich experience will be a
      valuable addition to Housing.com’s growth plans and senior management
      team.”
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    • “Housing.com
      disrupted the online real-estate market with a best in class product based on
      their cutting-edge technology, big data and youthful energy. Housing, like
      Apple, has a great mix of technology and design thinking, with world class UI
      and UX. It makes home buying decisions much easier for customers. The company
      has all the ingredients to become the next unicorn from India, and I am really
      excited to be a part of this journey,” said Rungta.
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    • Founded in
      2012, Housing.com claims to have million monthly hits, one million verified
      homes listed to date, and a superior online user experience. The platform
      provides “independently verified” listings of every home, conducted
      by a “trained” team of data collectors, analysts, auditors and
      photographers.
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    • With
      approximately 2,500 employees in 50 cities, Housing.com has raised over $100
      million in capital. The investors include Softbank, Nexus Ventures, Falcon
      Edge, Helion Ventures, Nirvana Ventures, Qualcomm, DST founder Yuri Milner,
      Viacom 18 co-founder Haresh Chawla, and Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit
      Bansal, among others.
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