magicpin, operated by Samast Technology Private Limited, announced that it has adopted a Remote-First workplace policy, empowering its employees to work from wherever they are based.
“While WFH became the norm since the pandemic began, magicpin has been operating on a distributed and flexible workplace model since our foundation. We have been sympathetic to the needs of our employees to balance work and family obligations and given them the freedom to work remotely. Today, we’ve adopted Remote-First as our official workplace policy. This is a considered decision, and also an easy one. We have complete faith in our employees to take ownership of projects, wherever they are.” said Anshoo Sharma, CEO & Co-founder, magicpin.
“Our collective experience through the pandemic has instilled a culture that goes beyond the workstation. In the course of the last two years, we’ve raised $60M in Series D funding, launched new features on the product, strengthened our teams, expanded into new categories – all while working remotely.” Anshoo added.
“The Remote-First policy has worked wonderfully for us. We’ve built new businesses through custom-built software, had in-person interactions when necessary, and even launched the home delivery service during the pandemic while working remotely.” reflected Brij Bhushan, COO & Co-founder, magicpin. “In the Remote-First model of working, we encourage those who can to come to office during the first week of every month. For those who are working from different parts of the country, our Talent team has been building touchpoints with employees - both formal and casual - to make them more comfortable and connected, wherever they are.” Brij added.
magicpin is building India’s largest platform for discovery of local retail. It is India’s only cross-category product and brings the best of fashion, food, pharma, grocery, electronics from local stores to a large set of users, when shopping physically at these stores or home delivery. magicpin is backed by marquee investors such as Lightspeed, Zomato and Waterbridge. In November 2021, magicpin raised $60 million in Series D funding round to bolster its hyperlocal retail market expansion. At present, the magicpin network includes 6 million active users and 200,000+ merchant partners across 50+ cities in India.