Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder of Messaging App HIKE & Telecom Indian Baron Sunil Mittal’s Son, offers anyone Ether (ETH) in exchange for referencing new employees for his company. The initiative relates to Hike’s new gaming initiative, called Rush Gaming Universe.
The company plans to add around 30 new employees to its existing roster of 140. Positions include roles such as “crypto game economist,” ,“Chief meme manager,” & “senior product manager for crypto. “.
The company proposes a ETH referrals for 10 roles, and there is a total of 4 ETH – which is approximately ₹11.6 LAKH at the time of writing, up-for Grabs. This includes 1 ETH each for referring ‘Crypto Game Economist’ & ‘Chief of Staff’ for the Mittal office.
New funding to fuel new talents
The struggling company, which shut down its messaging app earlier this year, raised funds for the first time in 5 years in August. Although Hike did not disclose the amount raised, the round included Tinder co-founders Justin Mateen & Sean Rad, SoftBank Vision Fund Chief Executive Rajeev Misra, Zeta Bhavin Turakhia co-founder & Cred’s Kunal Shah, among others.
“The rapid technological evolution over past few years has paved the way for massive disruption in social & gaming. There isn’t much to separate these 2 categories. Gaming is now inherently social, evolving into a new way for people to come out & interact … in virtual world, “Mittal said at the time.