Next year, Ketto, an online crowdfunding site, plans to double its employees, even as it strives to cement its presence outside metropolitan centers.
At present, the Bengaluru-based start-up employs 150 people and aims to hire as many more as product managers, support executives, and social media workers in its technology and business development departments.
“We also plan to cement our presence in the cities of Tier II and Tier III and to expand our teams in Pune, Nagpur, Kochi, Thrissur, Mysore, and Mangalore,” Varun Sheth, Ketto’s co-founder and chief executive officer, told.
To provide quality and accessible healthcare, the organization has launched the Ketto Fellowship program in non-metro cities. It hires young people to run awareness campaigns in local hospitals at these centers and educate the masses on medical crowdfunding.
In a bid to improve its vertical healthcare, the company recently hired Practo’s Amit Bhagat as vice-president of sales.
“In the last seven months, we have seen business growth four times, and we have added over 20 new people to the team to manage growth and provide better customer experience,” said Sheth. “In Tier-II and Tier-III cities, we see great potential. In the medical, social, and educational fields, however, there is a need to spread information about crowdfunding.