Flush with funds after its latest Softbank-led $90 million investment round, realty portal Housing.com is embarking upon what is arguably one of the biggest tech hiring drives by a less-than-three-year-old startup, according to a report by Economic Times.
The Mumbai-based company is planning to add some 500 hires to its 100-strong tech team over the next three months as it focuses on using technology for a much bigger play in the real estate space. Leading engineering colleges including the IITs and NITs and lateral hiring apart, the company is also planning to tap the likes of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Stanford University School of Engineering.
Most of the hiring will be done for the mobile platform which is the major focus area and talent will be hired for both the back-end and the front-end. About 40 per cent of those brought on board will be freshers, and the balance will be lateral hires.
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