ixigo.com Named "Awesome Startup Workplace"

Placed among top 15 awesome startup workplaces in India.

Gurgaon, India, May 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- ixigo.com, India’s leading travel planning & search engine has been named one of the top 15 ‘Awesome Startup Workplaces’ to work for in India. The award was conferred at the recently held Yourstory.in Startup Job Fair 2013 held in Bengaluru on April 27, 2013.

Being a first ever employer of choice awards for startups, the Awesome Startup Workplaces 2013 awards attracted a large number of startup nominations from across the country. The awards were determined on the basis of a confidential online survey of startup employees. The core idea behind the initiative was to analyze and understand the key features that make a startup an awesome workplace for its employees.

“A great culture is the most important reason for smart people to join startups. If you plan to start your own company, it’s always better to work for a startup first since you learn to take risks and greater responsibility,” quoted Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-founder, ixigo.com while speaking at the Awards in Bengaluru. “At ixigo we offer a culture of openness, flexibility and fun, and we have seen an amazing sense of responsibility and constant flow of creative ideas from our ixigems as a result. From mini-movie screenings to ixijams, ‘Whacky Wednesdays’, ‘Hackathons’ and more - we ensure that we are having a great time while we get work done!”

The key parameters for choosing the best startup workplaces included freedom of work & closeness of work with the leadership team along with the approach of management towards ideas presented by the employees. Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-founder, ixigo.com said, “By maintaining complete anonymity & objectiveness, this survey served as a great opportunity for us to understand exactly how our employees feel about working at ixigo. Being one of the few NCR based startups that received this important recognition, we are extremely proud and happy to see that ixigems consider their workplace as awesome!”

About ixigo.com
ixigo.com is India’s leading travel planning and search website, voted as the Product of the Year 2013, in the Travel & Holiday Planner/Advisor category. Launched in 2007 by IIT, INSEAD and Amadeus alumni, ixigo.com’s vision is to simplify the life of travelers through innovative travel products for Internet & mobile. The website searches, aggregates and curates travel information across hundreds of travel sites and allows travelers to access relevant information on tourist destinations, places to visit, things to do, modes of transport, driving directions, hotels, restaurants, weather and more. ixigo.com has launched many industry-first innovations and won several prestigious awards and recognitions from TiE, NASSCOM, BusinessToday, Red Herring & Mint. ixigo.com is an investee company of SAIF Partners & MakeMyTrip Limited. For more information, visit www.ixigo.com and keep up with updates on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ixigocom and Twitter - www.twitter.com/ixigorocks.

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Saurabh Srivastava
+91 124 4617884