Online firm Askme is looking to make an initial investment of USD 100 million to fund its domestic and overseas expansion plans and increase its headcount to around 2,500 people over the next 12 months. “With the kind of plans that we have made, Askme will be making an initial investment of USD 100 million within a year. We currently have around 2,000 employees, and to support expansion we will be hiring around 500 or more in a year or so across technology and sales,” Askme Group Chief Marketing Officer Manav Sethi told PTI. The company is expanding business in e-commerce space and company listings both in India and abroad. Askme has signed deals with journalist Vir Sanghvi, Chef Vikas Khanna, food experts Rocky and Mayur for food reviews at restaurants. People can watch such online reviews in video and at the same time will have an option to buy or book services.
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