LinkedIn said its India member base has cross 50 million in the country. Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has doubled its user base in past four years. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 562 million members globally.
LinkedIn said its fastest-growing and largest market outside the U.S., India has seen the member base grow from 3.4 million in November 2009 to 50 million now.
This is a home of the verity of peoples and industries. LinkedIn said the 50 million members represent a diverse cross-section of industries such as information technology, financial services, education, automotive and telecommunications.
Country Manager – India and Head of LinkedIn Akshay Kothari said, “Our members-first, the localized approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey, as we democratize opportunity for every member of the Indian workforce”.
Kothari also added, “As we go ahead, we will continue to focus on students, career starters, and professionals beyond knowledge workers”.
The company also introduced a lightweight version of the flagship app. Lite app has scaled to over 135 countries and supports more than 20 languages.