Recently, professional networking website LinkedIn announced that it had reached 5 million users in India. That's a substantial increase of 1.6 million, which it had disclosed when Hari V Krishnan was appointed Country Manager (India) in November last year. The company also recently announced the availability of its Blackberry application. We spoke with Krishnan about what is driving LinkedIn's growth in India, how it makes money, how it approaches sales and product development, how it approaches advertising, and how its Indian operations operate in collaboration with its International operations. Part 1 of the interview: Do you have 5 million registered users in India, or active users? In November 2009 when you came on board at LinkedIn, it was 3.4 million, and you've added 1.6 million in these five months. What has driven that growth? We have 5 million registered users on LinkedIn in India out of the total base of about 60 million. If you look at it on a global basis India is the fastest growing region for LinkedIn, particularly in the last 6-12 months. The engagement level has also increased, for not just looking for jobs or finding candidates, but also, in India, for professional insight, through joining LinkedIn groups, putting questions on LinkedIn answers. The fact that everything is transparent. For example, when I put out a question on LinkedIn answers and get a response, you know who that person is and the relevance. We have spent a lot of time, even prior to my joining, in…
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