Razorpay, a freshly-minted Indian fintech unicorn, is set to hire another 650 employees across technology, product and business teams over the next ten months.

The new positions will target freshers as well as also involve lateral hires.

Of the new roles, 350 will be for the engineering and product teams while the remainder will constitute the customer experience, sales and marketing teams.

At present, the firm has a workforce of 1,300 with more than 550 people hired in 2020.

The firm’s business growth is said to have tripled last year, which saw markets upended by the Covid-19 crisis.

Razorpay senior vice president of People Operations Chitbhanu Nagri said: “With the rising adoption of digital payments during COVID-19 and thousands of businesses going online for the first time, there’s a lot of scope for interesting innovations in business payments now, something that Razorpay employees have been actively working on.

“This story of innovation and disruption will continue and grow stronger in the next few months and hence our hiring plans are being driven by more investment in product development, customer experience and new additions to the existing product suite so that we cater to the ever-evolving payment and banking needs of SMEs & MSMEs.”

In October 2020, Razorpay secured $100m funding in its Series D financing round, thereby reaching the unicorn status.

The round was led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and current backer Sequoia India. They were joined by existing investors Ribbit Capital, Tiger Global, Y Combinator and Matrix Partners.

Razorpay’s client base of over five million businesses includes Facebook, Airtel, Ola, Zomato and Swiggy and other major brands. The goal is to increase the client base to ten million businesses by next year.