iMocha appoints Microsoft veteran Pushkaraj Kale to lead its go-to-market function
AI-powered skills assessment platform iMocha has appointed Microsoft veteran Pushkaraj Kale to lead their go-to-market (GTM) function.
In this role, Kale will be working cross-functionally to build and execute all GTM initiatives. He will also strengthen the partnership and alliances channel in alignment with the enterprise focussed strategy.
Kale comes to iMocha with 30 years of experience in technology and enterprise verticals.
Prior to this, as the co-founder and COO of The Data Team, he spearheaded all customer-facing functions along with HR, legal, and operations and played a pivotal role in scaling the business. Before that, as the country director for the financial services business at Microsoft, he was instrumental in building growth and partnership teams that enabled multi-fold revenue growth.
“I warmly welcome Pushkaraj to iMocha. He is an impactful leader, and his appointment underlines our growth ambitions for the skills intelligence platform that we have built at iMocha. With an impressive track record of growing revenue teams, expanding business with partnerships, and more importantly scaling businesses with an enterprise focus, Pushkaraj will strengthen our management team and help us to scale to the next orbit,” said Amit Mishra, co-founder and CEO, iMocha.
“I am delighted to join iMocha as I strongly resonate with their vision of building a world-class enterprise SaaS platform that addresses the challenge of finding the right skilled talent. It’s heartening to see Fortune 500 companies reinforcing their faith in iMocha’s skills intelligence platform to solve their critical talent challenges,” added Kale.
iMocha leverages artificial intelligence (AI) simulators, interviewing tools, and talent analytics to help organisations find job-fit candidates, remotely and expeditiously.
In January 2022, it secured $14 million in a Series A financing round led by global investment firm Eight Roads Ventures.
As per the company statement, more than 300 organisations in 70 countries trust iMocha for recruitment and upskilling programmes. Through this platform, candidates and employees can be assessed for technical, functional, and soft skills using the world’s largest skill library comprising over 2500 skills across 300-plus job roles. In addition, the platform comes with a slew of innovative features like async interviews, pseudo-coding simulators, AI-enabled language analyser, skill benchmarking, talent analytics, and custom assessment consulting.