India's leading automobile startup, CarDekho to hire 2,000 people in fiscal year 2019 - 20.
With expansion being the driving force, CarDekho aims to open 150 CarDekho Gaadi stores by the end of 2019, along with a hiring plan of bringing nearly 2000 people onboard this fiscal year. With current employee head count at 2,800, the automobile company is looking forward to hiring people all across the country in both tech and non-tech roles, across multiple divisions.
While 50 percent of the hiring numbers will be met through non-tech hiring for roles primarily in B2B/channel sales and operations, 30 per cent of the new hires will be tech roles, based out of Gurgaon and Jaipur. Nearly 20 per cent of the hiring will be for mid-senior level positions across multiple divisions from retail, digital to insurance and fintech.
CarDekho Co-Founder and CEO Amit Jain said "We will be hiring about 1,000 people for our B2B business in finance and insurance verticals".
In Jan 2019, CarDekho had raised Series C funding of $110 Mn from Sequoia India, Hillhouse, CapitalG and Axis Bank. The company had said it aims to utilize the funds generated to improve transaction services, insurance and financing.
In the recent past, CarDekho launched InsuranceDekho, announcing its entrance into the motor and health insurance sector , tie-ups with over 20 health and motor insurance companies already in place. CarDekho intends to make its processes transparent through an advisory-led model supported by best-in-class after-sales experience. The company’s target for the next three years is to sell 10 lakh policies every month.
GirnarSoft’s flagship online platform CarDekho, boats of an online traffic close to 73 Mn visitors with 39 Mn unique monthly visitors. Among other offerings of the the Jaipur-based GirnarSoft are BikeDekho, Gaadi, ZigWheels and PowerDrift.
With Budget 2019 focusing on boosting the electric vehicles segment and probably sowing seeds for disruption in the automobile industry, catering to this segment in their expansion plans could garner CarDekho additional support.