Ed-tech Startup Leap to triple its talent pool by the end of 2021, plans to hire 500 employees
Bangalore : Leading overseas ed-tech platform Leap is planning to add 500 employees by the end of 2021, as it embarks on the next phase of growth.
The company intends to expand its team in multiple domains including community development, study abroad counseling, product, sales, engineering, business development, and will open employment avenues for both freshers as well as experienced professionals.
A key hiring focus is the expansion of Leap’s engineering and product teams as the company scales its digital-first and data-led study abroad solution. Additionally, Leap will also look to onboard study abroad experts onto its platform to give international aspirants personalized guidance.
Leap’s co-founder, Vaibhav Singh said, “ With borders now opening, we have seen unprecedented demand from students wanting to pursue international study. The pent-up demand from 2020 – combined with the strong growth rate in the study abroad segment – means we expect more than a million students from India to move abroad in the next couple of intakes. Our platform has already helped 40,000+ Indian students move abroad in Fall 21 and we aim to triple that number in the coming months.
We also plan on expanding our financial services product suite as well as launch a slew of content and community-based projects. We are in an exciting growth phase of our journey and the addition of talented members to our team will bring us closer to delivering on our mission of democratizing access to a global education “.
The company had recently announced the hiring of accomplished industry leaders Monica Kapadia Mehta and Simona Campbell to spearhead its strategic initiatives and international university relations charters respectively. Leap plans on making more C-suite hirings in the months to come.
Since its inception Leap has helped over 50,000 students in their study abroad journey and aims to serve 150,000 students in the current academic year. In February 2021, the company raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Jungle Ventures, along with Sequoia Capital India and Owl Ventures. The total funding raised by Leap to date stands at $22.5 million.