News: Hiring platform Skillr raises $1.2Mn in seed funding

Funding & Investment

Hiring platform Skillr raises $1.2Mn in seed funding

The investment will be used to build a strong team, boost product development, and co-build powerful hiring solutions with early customers in India and the United States.
Hiring platform Skillr raises $1.2Mn in seed funding

India-based startup Skillr has raised $1.2 Million in its pre-seed round. The company’s funding is backed by leading angel investors such as Binny Bansal (Co-founder, Flipkart), Caesar Sengupta (Co-founder, Arbo Works, and former VP, Next Billion Users, Google), Kunal Shah (Founder, CRED), Arun Seth (Chairman, NASSCOM), Amrish Rau (CEO, Pine labs), Let’s Venture, Gaurav Girotra (General Manager SEA at Tinder and Match Group), Karan Khara ( Global Director - Growth & Partnerships at Meta Inc.), Pushpendra Singh (Head- New Programs and Mobile Partnerships at Meta Inc.), Bryan Tan (Director, Connectivity Ecosystems at Meta Inc.) amongst others.

Co-founded in 2020 by Ankit Durga and Megha Aggarwal, Skillr is a platform that can capture, measure, and predict how people can actually perform in the workplace. Skillr helps companies objectively measure the intangible behavioral skills that are necessary to succeed in customer-facing roles but are hard to identify in interviews. The seed funding will be utilised in hiring the best talent to kick start product development and boost sales in India as well as United States.

Binny Bansal, Co-Founder, Flipkart, said, “What stands out about Skillr is that it helps fast-growing startups and mid-market enterprises measure ROI on talent acquisition. Skillr can make designing impactful customer-facing teams possible for all.”

Skillr’s co-founders are no strangers to developing marketable ideas. The dynamic duo co-founded Leap Skills - a social enterprise that works with motivated youth from underserved geographies and institutions to create employment outcomes through skills training and access to employers. It went on to win the ‘MIT Inclusive Innovation Award' for ingenious use of technology in skilling. 

Caesar Sengupta Co-founder, Arbo Works, said, “I invest in people. Megha and Ankit have a global outlook in the space of skilling and corporate learning and can use their experience to make a strong impact on the future of work.”

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