Edtech startup BasicFirst plans to hire over 1000 employees for sales, marketing and engineering roles

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Edtech startup BasicFirst plans to hire over 1000 employees for sales, marketing and engineering roles
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  • BasicFirst is a Jharkhand-based edtech startup that offers test preparation courses for higher education and Olympiads.
  • It is planning to recruit around 1000 employees in sales profile, and 100 engineers in technology teams located in USA and India.
  • It will also be looking to add qualified teachers to deliver online programmes in regional languages.
Jharkhand-based bootstrapped edtech startup BasicFirst seems to be on a hiring spree. It aims to employ more than 1000 people by the end of this year, the company said in a statement on Monday. The edtech startup announced the expansion of its workforce by four times to fuel the growth of the organisation.

The e-learning platform — which provides specialised coaching classes for entrance exams like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Olympiads — will be hiring from Tier-2 and beyond locations across various fields like marketing, sales and technical roles.

It is planning to recruit over 1000 people in sales profile, 100 engineers in technology teams located in USA’s Kirkland in Washington and Bengaluru, India. It will also be looking to add qualified teachers to deliver online programmes in regional languages.

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The homegrown startup said that it will also be creating around 100 job opportunities in its overseas markets including the USA, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore.

The founder and chief executive of BasicFirst, Randhir Kumar said, “The company has seen considerable month-on-month growth of 100% with a 52% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] in the last nine months, thanks to strong demand from Tier II and beyond locations. We are responding to this surge by growing our staff and extending our presence across the country to supplement our growth plan.”

Founded in 2017, BasicFirst is an edtech startup powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics which provides enhanced personalised learning and academic support and content to students in remotest locations of India. It also offers live one-to-one and one-to-many mentoring to its students across different learning stages and courses — JEE for engineering, AIIMS and NEET for medical entrance exams, NTSE for scholarships, and Olympiads courses for class 6 to 12.

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