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Apurva Mudgal

Apurva Mudgal

Head of Consumer Product at Simpl

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5 Years



Management Experience

Product Team
Scaling Team
Agile / Scrum
Data team

Hello Everyone! I am currently the head of consumer product at Simpl- India's largest buy now - pay later solution. We are trying to solve inefficiencies in the banking infrastructure to deliver superior checkout experiences. Prior to this, I was VP of Product at Haptik, one of the world's largest conversational AI platforms. I love dedicating myself to projects that deliver positive disruption. Very early on in my career, I found myself at fast growing companies, and thus had the opportunity (fortunately or unfortunately) to set-up, scale and manage teams. I have made a fair share of scaling mistakes, but was fortunate to iterate fast by having mentors around me, and thats why I am excited to be a part of the Plato community. I love working with early teams to figure out the right management practices for early stage companies, as they scale, that help them stay lean and efficient at the same time.

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.


Director of Product and Partnerships


Jun 2019 - current

Haptik is one of the world’s largest Conversational AI companies, having reached over 100 million devices, and processed over 2 billion conversations till date. The company’s intelligent virtual assistant solutions enable Fortune 500 brands globally to enhance customer experience, while saving costs and increasing sales. Haptik has been the recipient of several industry accolades, including the Frost & Sullivan Award for Conversational AI Company of the Year 2018, and recognition as one of the Top 25 AI Companies in the World 2018 by AI Time Journal. Haptik’s leading clients and partners include Samsung, Oyo Rooms, KFC, Coca-Cola, Tata Group, Club Mahindra, Zurich Insurance among others. Haptik is a part of the Reliance group of companies, who acquired a majority stake in the company in a $100 million deal in April 2019



Oct 2018 - May 2019

VP, Product

Haptik Inc

Jun 2016 - Jul 2018

Haptik is India’s largest Conversational Commerce platform that is powered by both AI and real humans. A personal assistant service, Haptik aims to redefine the way people get their everyday tasks done using chatbots as the underlying interface. Having partnered with leading players across various categories, Haptik aims to become a one-stop shop mobile commerce platform to book travel, movie tickets, cabs, food delivery, home services and more. Haptik is a Times Internet company, the digital arm of The Times Group. The app is the highest rated lifestyle app in India, and in 2015 was voted as "One of 25 companies to watch in mobile globally" by the Mobile World Congress.

Product and Engineering manager

Haptik Inc

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

Applications Engineer

National Instruments

Jul 2013 - Mar 2015

Technical consulting, technical product marketing, and pre & post sales support, helping 100+ customers design, build, and test complex engineering applications.


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