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  • Hyperlocal E-commerce platform LoveLocal to hire 300 employees by the end of FY 2022-23

    Published on January 10, 2022

    Mumbai: LoveLocal, a hyperlocal eCommerce platform empowering local retailers, has announced that the company is planning to create 300 job opportunities by the end of FY 2022-23 across all departments with an immediate focus on product, engineering & tech roles. The emerging e-commerce platform is currently present in 35+ cities pan India and rapidly growing. The new hires will take the company’s total headcount from 107 to 410. The company has recently received $18 mn funding in a pre-series B round, the largest investment round ever raised by a solo woman tech founder in India. It was led by Vulcan Capital and successful global entrepreneurs including Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Founder & CEO of Klarna and  Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder of Truecaller.

    The company is looking to fill key roles including Head of Engineering, Director of Product, Sr. Product Managers and upto 150 of it’s open positions exist in product, tech & data science. The other 150 are across departments including  business intelligence, brand partnerships, fraud prevention, performance & brand marketing manager, finance and more.

    LoveLocal is building India’s largest e-commerce platform empowering, and powered by, local retailers.  For our team, we seek builders who take pride in delivering excellence, are incredible problem solvers, and are deeply motivated by the opportunity to make a huge social impact, at massive scale,” said Akanksha Hazari, Founder & CEO of LoveLocal.

    The team already consists of ex-founders, domain experts, startup veterans and budding talent from India’s elite schools. The company has instituted a hybrid work policy that has helped its employees stay focussed while mitigating the extraordinary circumstances we continue to go through. LoveLocal also takes learning and growth for employees seriously and facilitates training programs, scholarships, networking & mentorship programs. LoveLocal is betting big on the next 300 hires driving thought leadership, innovative ideas & holistic business decisions in a sector that generates nearly 40% of jobs in the country.  

    “LoveLocal is laser-focused on building a dream team of simply the best people, and abolishing traditional bias. Diversity and inclusion are in our company’s DNA.  I firmly believe this strengthens LoveLocal as a company and will also create growth opportunities in the Indian market that haven’t existed before,” She added.

    Launched in January 2020, LoveLocal is revolutionising how India shops by empowering local retailers and digitising the $1.1 trillion unorganised retail market. LoveLocal has grown 40x since inception and currently serves over 35+ cities and 1300+ pin codes, across India. In just 18 months, LoveLocal has signed up more than 100,000 retailers and fulfilled more than 1.5 million orders. It continues to grow rapidly at 35%+ month on month. LoveLocal has India’s largest online catalogue of daily essential items with 55,000 products sold across 145 categories.

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