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eFishery is recruiting at least 1,000 people to join its engineering and product development teams in 34 provinces of Indonesia. The goal is to double its headcount to 2,000 by the end of 2022 and formulate a stronger presence across the country.
The new team members who join eFishery will work remotely, an arrangement that the company recognizes is essential for regional economic development. This will also ensure better work-life balance and allow for a higher degree of flexibility among the staff.
“Aligning with our internal programs, #GrowTogether and #GrowStronger, we invite talents from various regions in Indonesia to work from their own hometown to attract local fish farmers to transform their conventional fish-farming processes,” said Chrisna Aditya, eFishery’s co-founder and chief internal operation officer.
eFishery revamps traditional farming methods and provides solutions designed to improve yield for fish and shrimp farmers. It offers an end-to-end platform providing farmers with access to technology, feed, financing, and markets. Since its establishment in 2013, thousands of its smart feeders have been used by more than 40,000 farmers from 24 provinces in Indonesia.
“Within the next five years, we plan to partner with 1 million farmers. We aim to make Indonesia the largest aquaculture producer in the world,” said Aditya. eFishery also has plans to expand to the top ten countries in aquaculture, including India and China. “We have ambitions to achieve large-scale business growth, and to conquer the global aquaculture supply using our technology,” said Aditya.
The startup is revolutionizing the way fish and shrimp are cultivated. In January, it closed a USD 90 million Series C investment round, which was co-led by Temasek, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and Sequoia Capital India, with participation from existing investors including Northstar Group, Go-Ventures, Aqua-Spark, and Wavemaker Partners.