13 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know About OLX Group
An elderly person buys a safe, reliable car at a fair price.
Newlyweds close the deal on their dream home.
A vintage car collector finally finds the auto part they need.
A Lego rare sets fan buys a special Friends set.
Parents purchase a high-quality, affordable crib for their newborn baby.
These amazing stories happen every day on the OLX Group platforms. And we make a point to celebrate them.
We’re doing exciting things at OLX Group. We thought it would be interesting to create a list of x things you didn’t know about OLX Group. That way, you can learn more about us.
1. Our mission is to shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything
This mission drives our everyday work. From design to engineering to product management, our team has come together to fulfill the OLX Group mission.
2. We strive to improve the lives of our 322 million users
As a global marketplace, we operate on a massive scale, with 322 million monthly active users (MAUs). It’s our goal to help them to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. Across our platforms, we provide services and tools to help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses not only find customers, but also solve pain points and grow their business sustainably.
3. We’re a part of Naspers Prosus
Naspers Prosus is one of the biggest technology investors in the world (An early investor in Tencent and the owner of StackOverFlow). Being backed by such a large investment group ensures we have the capital and resources to turn dreams into reality.
4. We are saving the planet
At our core, we unlock the value in everything by giving items a second life. In 2020, we sold 40.3 MILLION cars, motorcycles, smartphones, laptops, tablets, televisions, fashion items, and books via our platforms, potentially saving more than:
- 5.5 billion kilograms of material
- 481 million cubic meters of water
- 59 million tons of CO2 emissions (OLX Group is carbon neutral)
5. We love our 20+ local brands
Beloved local brands across 30+ countries are a part of OLX Group. You probably know some of them.
Letgo is the largest and fastest-growing second-hand mobile marketplace in Turkey, with millions of users and hundreds of millions of listings to date.
OLX Autos is the smart way to sell your car. We offer one-stop solutions that are safe, convenient, and offer guaranteed peace of mind for both buyer and seller. With 5,000+ employees and 500+ inspection centers across the Americas, Asia, and Africa, OLX Autos manages a truly global car marketplace.
6. We’re one of the fastest-growing trading platforms
We have the #1 ranking app in 17 of our 18 horizontal markets (Google Play). In 2021, we generated US $1.6 billion in revenue and achieved 18% revenue growth (37% growth in 2020).
7. 81 nationalities: We’re powered by a diverse, global team
We have 11,000+ team members representing 81 nationalities. We bring the best talents in the world together to make magic happen!
8. We have the 3rd greatest digital footprint among global companies after Google and Trip Advisor
Forbes ranked OLX Group 3rd in their list of companies with the greatest digital footprint. We’re proud to be a global, diverse company, and we have great expectations for the future.
OLX Group is also carbon neutral since 2021
9. We take on the challenge to revolutionize trillion-dollar industries
Many users come to our platforms at very important life moments, such as when they need to purchase a car or home. It’s our responsibility to help them make better decisions.
By simplifying end-to-end journeys and solving for specific ecosystems, we meet evolving customer demands. We’re changing the way trillion-dollar sectors operate, from automotive and real estate. Our work is a challenge, but it’s exciting and impactful.
OLX Autos business has surpassed US$1B in total car transactions since its formation in January 2020.
How OLX Autos is revolutionizing the multi-trillion dollar auto industry
Buying and selling a car can be an incredible hassle. The average car buyer used to visit five dealerships. 400…
10. We’re a part of the communities we serve
We wouldn’t be where we are without the support of the communities we serve. That’s why we give back in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples: In India, we started Prosus FLIGHT (Funding and Learning Initiatives for Girls in Higher Education and Skills Training). This initiative will help 750+ women and girls obtain a degree or certificate and join India’s digital economy. In Romania, OLX Group supported the rebuilding of a hospital section that burned to the ground. This is ensuring our local healthcare heroes can focus on caring for the sick during this pandemic.
11. We’ve been around since 2006, but still operate like a startup
We have 15+ years of experience and expertise in the online trade industry. As we’ve grown into one of the biggest trading platform network, we’ve combined the spirit and agility of a startup with a global scale.
We’re fortunate to have great people leading the way. They’ve instilled a workplace culture that values open-mindedness, inclusivity, respect, mentorship, and collaboration.
12. We invest in ourselves
Just as we shape the future of trade, we want you to shape your future at OLX.
First, with 20+ brands, you can move internally to find the role and industry that suit you best. Second, OLX Group is part of Naspers Prosus, one of the biggest technology investors in the world. Prosus has a diverse portfolio of companies, spanning from classifieds to food delivery to social media.
This creates an abundance of opportunities for our talents. For example, our engineers and data scientists participate in rich learning experiences offered by Prosus and have a chance to exchange, learn, and network with peers in other companies that are part of the portfolio. We offer mentorship programs, Udacity Nanodegree programs, and more than 5000+ courses from leading ed-tech providers like Udemy and Coursera. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve kept up these learning exchanges with remote initiatives like Prosus AI Marketplace. This event brought together 200+ data scientists across Prosus’ portfolio of companies. Team members made spontaneous connections, showcased their work, shared their expertise, and learned from each other.
13. We’re hiring!
Our mission is incredibly important, and we need talents like yourself to get us there. We have open roles in data science, engineering, product, business intelligence, marketing, legal, human resources and other departments. Join us and unlock our potential.
Now you know OLX Group!
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