DigitalOcean, the cloud computing platform loved by developers worldwide, today announced the appointment of Prabhakar Jayakumar as the India Country Manager. In his new role, Prabhakar will use DigitalOcean’s offerings to help grow and support the local startup ecosystem, continuing the company’s mission of empowering software developers and startups around the world.
Prabhakar’s key responsibilities will be building localized go-to-market strategies to increase DigitalOcean’s awareness. He will also actively be looking at securing partnerships and building key relationships with developers in the community, as the company gets ready to launch its first datacenter in Bangalore this summer.
Commenting on the occasion, “We’re incredibly excited to have Prabhakar lead our go-to-market team and support the rapidly expanding startup ecosystem in India,” said Mitch Wainer, Co-Founder of DigitalOcean.
Commenting on his appointment Prabhakar Jayakumar said, “India is experiencing a technology and startup boom like none we’ve seen before. Software developers and startups have been our focus from the beginning, and we’re looking forward to catering to the needs of these exciting next generation cloud businesses and developer projects being born in India. We anticipate that Indian customers will love the ease and simplicity of using our cloud infrastructure that offers great performance at a competitive price point,” he added.
Prabhakar is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and NITK Surathkal and comes with rich industry experience. Prior to joining DigitalOcean, Prabhakar was associated with Amazon where he was responsible for building Amazon’s businesses in India. Being the second hire for Amazon’s International expansion team, he played a key role in planning and launching Junglee.com and Amazon.in marketplace businesses. In his stint as Head of Seller Marketing at Amazon, he led the team responsible for marketing their seller facing products and services to the small and medium businesses (SMBs) across India. Prabhakar also comes with entrepreneurial experience, having co-founded a startup in the social networking and social commerce space.