Kavin Bharti Mittal's Hike is offering ETH to anyone who find a 'chief meme officer' or a 'crypto game economist' for the company

Kavin Bharti Mittal's Hike is offering ETH to anyone who find a 'chief meme officer' or a 'crypto game economist' for the company
Hike CEO, Kavin Bharti MittalCanva/Hike/BI India
  • Hike is looking to hire 30 new employees and will hand out referral bonuses in Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain.
  • It’s looking to find people to fill the roles of ‘chief meme officer’ and ‘crypto game economist’.
  • Having raised funds for the first time in five years in August, the company had said that it would use the new capital to hire new teams and expand its product strategy.
Kavin Bharti Mittal, the founder of messaging app Hike and Indian telecom baron Sunil Mittal’s son, is offering anyone Ether (ETH) tokens in return for referring new employees for his company. The initiative is for Hike’s new gaming initiative, called the Rush Gaming Universe.

The company is planning on adding around 30 new employees to its existing roster of 140. The positions include roles like ‘crypto game economist’, ‘chief meme officer’ and ‘senior product manager - crypto’.

The company is offering ETH referrals for 10 roles, and there’s a total of 4 ETH – which is around ₹11.6 lakh at the time of writing — up for grabs. This includes 1 ETH each for referring a ‘crypto game economist’ and ‘chief of staff’ for Mittal’s office.

Full list of roles Hike is hiring for as of December 20:
Crypto Game Economist1 ETH
Chief of Staff, CEO Office1 ETH
Senior Product Manager - Crypto/Gaming0.5 ETH
Chief Meme Officer0.25 ETH
Engineering Manager, Gaming0.25 ETH
Principal ML Scientist0.20 ETH
Software Engineer, DevOps0.20 ETH
Backend Engineer, Gaming0.20 ETH
Senior Analyst, Product/Revenue0.20 ETH
SDET - iOS0.20 ETH

New funding to fuel new talent

The ailing firm, which shut down its messaging app earlier this year, had raised funds for the first time in five years this August. While Hike didn’t disclose the amount raised, the round included Tinder co-founders Justin Mateen and Sean Rad, SoftBank Vision Fund’s chief executive Rajeev Misra, Zeta co-founder Bhavin Turakhia and Cred’s Kunal Shah, among others.

“The rapid technological evolution over the last few years has paved the way for massive disruption in social and gaming. There’s little to separate these two categories. Gaming is now inherently social, evolving into a new way for people to hang out and interact in the virtual world,” Mittal said at the time.

Hike was going to use the new funds to expand hire across functions and expand its product strategy. And, a part of it at least, seems to involve cryptocurrencies and Web3.

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