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Rakesh Kakaya to join Miko as chief sales officer

Published on: 17th December 2020

Rakesh, who spent two decades with Marvin’s Magic, joins the consumer robotics and AI company from 1st January. 

Rakesh with Miko 2, the company’s flagship product.

Miko, a global leader in consumer robotics is being joined by Rakesh Kakaya – who takes up the role of chief sales officer. Rakesh’s appointment will strengthen Miko’s leadership team and assist the company’s growth.

As the new CSO, Rakesh will lead the company, bringing his skills and innovative business strategies. He brings experience in implementing commercial and channel strategies that drive top-line growth and improve market share. Rakesh said: “Miko is a solid team and is poised to become a major global consumer brand, I am excited and look forward to contribute to the growth of the organisation.”

In his new role at Miko, Rakesh will spearhead sales and accelerate growth. With over 23 years of industry experience with Marvin’s Magic as a sales director, Rakesh’s valuable expertise includes proven success in developing multi-disciplinary teams, and executing strategies that achieve results through smart and hard work.

“Rakesh coming on board further reinforces our core team as we continue to build a global deep tech consumer company,” said Sneh R. Vaswani, co-founder & CEO at Miko. “We remain committed to bringing highly differentiated, high value solutions that go beyond regular products, and push the limitations of technology one step at a time.”

The company’s current flagship product, Miko 2, is a playful learning robot that engages, educates and entertains kids. It offers a replacement for screen-based devices and focuses on learning and development of the child. It also hosts a powerful marketplace on which third-party partners can promote their content.

Launched across the US, UK, India and the UAE with users from 90+ countries, Miko 2 is a unique offering that self-initiates contextual topics with children to enable conversational learning. Miko 2 today has registered over 80m interactions and is witnessing a retention that surpasses any parallel product for kids globally.

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