Cherry-picking talent: The Directi umbrella houses names like domain portfolio registry Radix, voice-calling app Ringo, enterprise messaging tool Flock and digital meal voucher Zeta, all of which, the company says, are “among the top five globally in their space”. But getting a foot in the door isn’t easy — even CEO Bhavin Turakhia once remarked he “may not get through”. The unconventional hiring process includes case studies, tasks like app development and solving the Rubik’s cube, and questions like “How many diapers are sold in Mumbai every day?”
New-found vigour: The homegrown e-tailer has had a banner year — it raised a whopping $2.5 billion, provided partial exits to some of its investors and, most importantly, rediscovered the mojo to take on rival Amazon. The only blip? A protracted buyout discussion with Snapdeal fell through after the beleaguered e-tailer decided to go it solo.
Flipkart aims to recruit over 800 employees this year spanning data science, analytics