Following its hugely successful public listing a few months back, LinkedIn is gearing up to expand its operations in India, which boasts the largest professional membership to the networking website after the US.
Yesterday, LinkedIn, with a membership of 135 million members worldwide and over 12 million in India, set up a technology centre in the southern Indian city of Bangalore -- the first centre of its kind outside its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The company's quarterly report says it has a workforce of 100 in India across three cities, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. The company which entered in India in late 2009 has 1,797 employees worldwide.
The Bangalore R&D centre, expected to employ around 35 engineers by the end of this year, would help build and operate the core products and applications of the company.
LinkedIn started operations from the living room of ex-PayPal executive Reid Hoffman in 2002. The professional networking site makes money selling premium subscriptions to its members and helping companies with hiring and marketing.
A number of companies in India like HCL Technologies Ltd and ING Vysya Bank Ltd use LinkedIn's hiring solutions, while others such as Jet Airways Ltd and Volkswagen AG use its marketing products in India.