Koo to hire more people, raise headcount to 500


The Indian microblogging and social networking service application Koo is headquartered in Bangalore, India. The Indian microblogging app was established by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, in 2020 allowing users to express themselves and interact on the platform in Indian languages.

It supports a range of languages including Hindi, Telugu, and Bengali, among others. Currently, it’s available in eight languages and has several pioneering technology features, including Talk-to-Type, which allows users to talk their thoughts, and also the technology will type it.

India’s very own microblogging service and Twitter rival Koo expect to headcount to 500 people in the next year. The hiring goes to be across engineering, product, and community management teams. The recognition of the App in India peaked earlier this year within the middle of the Indian government’s disagreement with Twitter and growing to demand expanding the ecosystem of homegrown digital platforms.

The app saw huge growth in its chat group in the past few months, after Union ministers and government departments in India encouraged the homegrown microblogging platform. “We would like to bring the simplest talent which may work for us and take the Indian technology to the whole world,” Radhakrishna said.

Its user base hit the 1 crore mark last month and now the platform has ambitious goals to succeed in 10 crore users over the next year. “We are now a family of 200 people which we now expect to reach up to a minimum of 500 people in the next one year since we hire in the first primary position in areas like engineering, product, and community management,” Aprameya Radhakrishna co-founder of Koo told PTI.

Other areas of hiring include government relations, and marketing, brand marketing among others, but these will take up smaller teams. Koo is following the Narendra Modi government’s push for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” Abhiyaan. The govt. of India’s Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge was won by the Indian microblogging App i.e., Koo in August 2020. After its win, Koo also was mentioned during an episode of Mann Ki Baat when Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself spoke in favor of the homemade app and encouraged Indians to use it.

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