New Delhi: A number of Indian startups in the field of social media that came into prominence following the ban on TikTok and Helo, along with other Chinese apps in June, confirmed that they are attracting talent from these companies as they face uncertainty over their India operations in the long run. Chinese unicorn ByteDance, which owns TikTok and Helo, has nearly 2,000 employees in India. “We’ve got various interests from the employees of ByteDance and other competitive companies. We have received close to 100 resumes from them,” Sumit Ghosh, CEO and Co Founder, Chingari App, told IANS. The homegrown short video app Chingari which recently raised 1.3 million (around Rs 10 crore) in a seed round currently has just about 25 employees. Short video-making app Rizzle said that about 10 former TikTok employees have joined it. “Rizzle attracts a number of sharp engineers, marketers, and other talented individuals from a variety of companies across India, which includes ByteDance among others. An approximate of 10 employees have joined us,” informed Lakshminath Dondeti, Co-founder, Rizzle. This app that allows its users to make 60-second videos said it currently has about 100 people working with it. In a bid to provide a… Read full this story
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