Deep-Tech Startup Avataar.me Doubles Workforce in India

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The company plans to continue expansion and hire 100 more by December 2020

Bengaluru, India: Avataar.me, a Deep-Tech 3D AR/AI Startup, announced the doubling of its workforce amidst increased demand for AR applications in retail and e-commerce. The deep-tech startup now employs more than 50 people, across its development centre in Bengaluru and sales offices in San Francisco and Gurugram.

The company hired mid-level to senior roles in R&D (AI/ML and Data Science), Engineering, Customer Development and Delivery, 3D and Visual Innovation. Given that AR is an emerging tech space, Avataar.me has instituted an in-house rigorous training program of eight weeks.

The company foresees continued uptick in demand for AR and has plans to continue expanding its workforce at significant pace through December 2020. The company plans to expand its sales presence to the UK, North Asia and SE Asia in the coming few months.

Commenting on the announcement, Sravanth Aluru, CEO & Co-founder, Avataar.me said. “As a leader in AR/VR, we focus on creating new formats in lifesize 3D and AR to upgrade pre-purchase product evaluation experience across categories, helping bridge the online-offline experience gap for consumers. Our customer development engine is firing at a global level and we have positioned ourselves to scale -up for this demand across the US, Europe and Asia.

“At a time like this, we are looking to build a passionate, non-hierarchical, customer-obsessed and outcomes-driven team that can lead the industry. We have invested in training and skill development to have the capabilities to accelerate in this period of the rapid adoption of AR/VR.”

The Bengaluru based startup was founded in 2014 and provides Lifesize 3D/AR solutions to industry leading brand owners, OEMs and eCommerce players, driving superior Marketing ROI outcomes for their client base across their commerce and marketing funnels. The startup is engaged in helping brands bridge the online-offline experience gap, which is a burning need post the Covid crisis and is likely to continue as consumer habits change and shift online.

Avataar.me has clientele in the US, Europe and Asia. The company currently has global platform partnerships with Instagram and Facebook, and also powers other platforms such as Snapchat, Google Ads and also has a proprietary WebAR platform.