Professional social networking site LinkedIn‘s user base in India has grown 300% since they set up their India office in November 2009.
At the recent LinkedIn B2B Connect 2012 in Mumbai, Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, said that there are currently over 14 million users from India on the network, making it their second-largest user base, only behind the US.
He also spoke about the importance of mobile:
“Mobile is our fastest-growing business. LinkedIn connects talent with opportunity at a massive scale. Ultimately, our vision is to create an economic opportunity for every professional,”
This coincides with the recent launch of LinkedIn’s first official iPad app, as well as revamped versions of the iPhone and Android apps.
7 million of India’s 14 million users log in to LinkedIn via mobile applications. This fits in with the global ratio as well, with 75-80 million out of the total 150 million users utilising mobile applications.
LinkedIn now aims to work towards monetisation, and will be introducing advertisements in the mobile applications to do so.