Professional networking site, LinkedIn said today that it has crossed 30 million users across India; its largest market site outside US. And globally, LinkedIn has over 364 million members. The US based professional networking site LinkedIN was founded in December 2003 and launched in May 5, 2003. Its headquarter is at California.
In February last year, LinkedIN had more than 24 million users in India and over 277 million users globally. In June 2011, LinkedIn had 33.9 million unique visitors, up 63 percent from a year earlier and surpassing MySpace. And globally the US based professional networking site has over 364 million members.
“This marks a 50 per cent growth over the past two years. LinkedIn had 3.4 million members when it started operations in the country in 2009. India continues to be the largest market for LinkedIn after the Unites States in terms of member base,” LinkedIn Country Manager India Nishant Rao told PTI.
The 30-million members on LinkedIn represent a diverse cross-section of skills (from management and human resources to testing and training) and industries (from tech to education and automotive), he added.
LinkedIN has introduced some new features such as University pages and Apply for job on LinkedIn mobile to help the professionals. Furthermore, it has opened a long form content publishing platform for the members in India and several India based leaders have joined the platform as ‘influencers’.
These include names like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Biocon Chairman and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Piramal Enterprises Vice Chairman Swati Piramal, UTV Group founder Ronnie Screwvala and former Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India Nandan Nilkeni.
“We have also strengthened our editorial presence in India, increasing our focus on making LinkedIn the definitive platform for professionals in India to gain knowledge and insights that matter to them,” he said.