Punit Soni, ex Chief Product Officer of Flipkart and current CEO of healthtech startup Robin, is someone who has traversed with equal ease both the Indian and the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. An engineering graduate from NIT-Kurukshetra, with masters degree in Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from Wharton, he was working with Google before Flipkart roped him as the Product Head. At Flipkart, he helped build the largest marketplace in India and was instrumental in launching innovative mobile products like shopping messaging app Ping, Image search, Flipkart Lite and more.
Punit left Flipkart to take a deep dive in the difficult yet vast healthtech space with his startup Robin, which is building AI solutions for healthcare. Robin intends to reinvent healthcare using cutting edge machine learning and conversational voice. It is his strong product focus that has attracted Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce); Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and chief of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Social Capital along with some of the leading investors in the US to back it in its testing phase.
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In this latest Facebook Live AMA with Inc42, Punit speaks about his mantra on developing cutting-edge, scalable tech products and his foray into the healthtech space with Robin.