Startup Whatfix announces first-ever ESOP buyback; assigns Rs 32 cr to scheme


Whatfix, a leader in Digital Adoption Solutions, today announced it has implemented an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyback of $4.3 million (Rs 32 crores) for its employees. Whatfix is granting them the option to liquidate up to 35 percent of their vested ESOPs.

This is the first buyback by the company where over 80 percent of the eligible 175 employees have chosen not to liquidate their vested shares, thereby, reinforcing their trust in the future of the company. Both current and former employees will be able to avail the value of shares at the series D, non-discounted valuation of the company.

Commenting on the development, Khadim Batti, Whatfix CEO and co-founder said, “Today, Whatfix is a leading Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) and this success is a result of the amazing work done by our employees. Even as the world experienced unprecedented challenges, our employees managed to turn this period into one of the strongest times for us. It is important that as we continue to grow, our employees grow along with us. Through this ESOP buyback, we are thanking and rewarding our employees for their continued faith in our success.”

Whatfix recently announced the close of its series D fund, raising $90 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2*, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Dragoneer Investment Group, F-Prime Capital and Cisco Investments.

The company has experienced hyper-growth over the last two years, with revenue and headcount tripling and opening three new offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. Whatfix currently has 500 employees across six global offices.

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