Koo, the Indian microblogging platform is looking at expanding its team by at least 300 people within a year’s time. The Company already has 200 people in its team and boasts of a user base of one crore.
It is looking for talent for its product and community management teams, as well as the engineering team. It is also looking out for talent in the areas of marketing, branding and others.
Founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, the Company was launched last year, and gained popularity as it allow use of five regional Indian languages, including Bengali, Telugu and Hindi in addition to English.
The Government of India had fallen out with Twitter, when the latter refused to take down specific accounts, which the former had claimed were disseminating false news. This worked in favour of Koo, which has received much encouragement from the Indian government as part of its self-reliance mission. With many government departments as well as celebrities endorsing the platform, it has witnessed tremendous growth of late. The Ministry of Information and Technology itself is reported to have over five lakh followers on the Koo app. The platform aims to have 10 crore users in a year’s time. Considering that less than two per cent of internet users express themselves via microblogging platforms in India yet, this target should be easy to achieve. After all, India is one of the largest telecom markets in the world, and is said to consume the maximum data.