Harappa, a homegrown edtech startup and India’s leading online institution for behavioral skilling, today announced the plans to grow its team by 2X by adding nearly 150 new employees in FY 2022 across verticals, ahead of strategic expansion plans. With a specific focus on product innovation, 30% of new hires will be onboarded into Harappa’s engineering and product teams. Harappa has already brought together a strong team of 150 people in the last quarter, including leadership at the CXO level.
Harappa’s growth has been on a strong upward trajectory over the last 9 months and it is poised to become India’s first non-technical education unicorn. The talent that Harappa is looking to bring in will support its B2C bets and strengthen its B2B presence across distinct learning experiences. These expanded teams will be responsible for building long-term capabilities for Harappa; spearheaded by its robust leadership boasting of industry veterans including Nilanjan Kar as Chief Revenue Officer, Mudit Shekhawat as Chief Consumer Officer and Vipul Rathore as Chief Content Officer, among others.
Shreyasi Singh, Founder & CEO, Harappa, says, “Harappa’s vision and our unique Thrive Skills pedagogy has unlocked tremendous growth and momentum across our B2B and B2C offerings over the course of the last two years. As the world is transitioning to new work-styles and models, the significance of cognitive, social and behavioral skills have become even more pivotal across career cusps. To support our ambitious goals and bridge India’s professional learning need-gaps, we plan to accelerate our hiring in FY22 by building even more capability in-house. We are excited for this next phase of growth at Harappa as we continue to scale our offerings across individual, enterprise and campus learners.”
The last couple of years have highlighted that the future of learning lies in personalization. Leveraging the intersection of technology and curriculum, Harappa strives to spearhead this transformation in the Indian L&D category.
Over the years, and especially with hybrid working models becoming increasingly popular, skills like critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving and active listening have started playing a dominant role in defining one’s career growth. These Thrive Skills (social, cognitive and behavioral skills) have become an essential requirement for professionals regardless of their industry and career path; this is exactly what Harappa provides through its immersive, digital-first learning experiences.
Harappa saw no reduction in salaries of employees across all levels, during the pandemic and ensured growth and appraisals during the unprecedented times.