Ankit Daftery

BLR , IN ยท

I am Ankit Daftery

I currently work as a Senior Product Manager for Recharges and Bill Payments at PhonePe.

I have previously worked extensively on the Consumer and Merchant experiences for offline payments,

spanning SmartSpeaker and other devices, Scan and Pay, payment links, productivity management for field agents and more.

I enjoy building products, experiences and devices that ease interactions and bring convenience.

When I am not working, I am reading finance, psychology and sci-fi / learning Mandarin / building glowing orbs of light.

I ponder why people, organizations and markets behave the way they do.


Senior Product Manager

PhonePe Pvt Ltd

Enabling millions of Indians make mobile recharges and bill payments

Jun 2022 - Present

Product Manager

PhonePe Pvt Ltd

Building consumer and merchant products for great offline payment experiences

Jan 2020 - Jun 2022

Senior Device Engineer

PhonePe Pvt Ltd

Designing products for improving payment acceptance in physical stores

Mar 2016 - Jan 2020

Product Engineer

Ola Cabs (ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd)

Led hardware initiatives to enhance customer experience and service reliability in cabs

Mar 2015 - Mar 2016

Interaction Designer

Arduino India Pvt Ltd

Building community, experiences, content, workshops and providing support around Arduino

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014


mediaLab Amsterdam

Designed and brought together interative public installation projects in Amsterdam for HvA

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

Student Developer - Google Summer of Code

Komodo Openlab Inc.

Enabling control of desktop computers with Tecla Switch for the upper-body mobility impaired

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Student Developer - Google Summer of Code


Built tests and documentation for libboost.numpy, a library to provide python style numpy interfaces in C++

May 2011 - Aug 2011



Built a tool to visualise kernel trace data

May 2011 - Jul 2011


PhonePe SmartSpeaker

The PhonePe SmartSpeaker provides instant payments confirmation to merchants at their stores in 11 languages.

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PhonePe POS

The PhonePe POS is a Point-of-Sale device to receive payments in small retail stores easily. It allows customers to make proximity payments over BLE, without needing Internet infrastructure at the store.

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Interactive Big Red Internet Button

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Breathing Mood Lamp

One Lamp To Rule Them All

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