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Sport-Primarily based HRtech PakkaProfile Baggage Seed Funding From Java Capital


The platform makes use of video games to evaluate and recruits gig workforce for corporations like Swiggy, Ola

Letsventure and work software startup Notion’s COO Akshay Kothari additionally participated on this spherical

Oracle, Deloitte and PWC too have integrated game-based recruitment course of in a sure section of their enterprise

Sport-based gig workforce evaluation and recruitment platform PakkaProfile has raised an undisclosed quantity in a seed funding spherical led by Java Capital. Early-stage buyers Letsventure and work software startup Notion’s COO Akshay Kothari additionally participated on this spherical.

Previous to this, the corporate has raised a pre-seed quantity from worldwide expertise investor Entrepreneur First, which onboards entrepreneurs seeking to construct a deeptech product/service startup and helps them uncover like-minded people for collaborations.

Based in Could 2019 by Nagmanjunath and Savio Sebastian, PakkaProfile is a Bengaluru-based startup HRtech that conducts gig workforce assessments utilizing psychometric video games, facial and speech recognition applied sciences and deep studying. The corporate helps recruiters make unbiased selections and rent the fitting workforce. The corporate’s clientele consists of meals aggregator enterprise Swiggy and cab-hailing service Ola.

Cofounder and CEO Nagmanjunath believes “gig workers have been a bit of a black box. Employers are constantly looking for higher productivity, longer retention, and better customer service from their workforce. And gig workers are typically opportunistic, trying to maximise their earnings over a short period of time, looking at flexible hours and opportunities closer to home.”

He additional added that an on-demand platform like PakkaProfile is an efficient approach to construct a profile by measuring character traits, cognitive and language expertise of the workforce and assist match the fitting folks for jobs.

Commenting on the fundraise, Java Capital’s Bhargavi V, mentioned, “assessing the blue collared and gig workforce has remained an Achilles heel for employers. This problem is more pronounced now with the booming gig workforce.”

PakkaProfile competes with Expertise Litmus, which has created a gamified screening software that integrates components of psychology and knowledge science to permit organisations to interact with current and potential staff.

Expertise Litmus’ 45-minute interactive role-playing cell recreation, Nautics, collects a “detailed map” of the candidate’s character, perspective and cognitive skills, permitting corporations to evaluate a consumer’s behavioural expertise primarily based on the alternatives they make within the recreation. The corporate has raised an undisclosed quantity from Inflection Level Ventures (IPV) and Haptik cofounder Aakrit Vaish by Letsventure.

Gamification of job screening and evaluation is more and more changing into widespread within the Indian market as HRtech comes of age. The pattern has garnered consideration from massive giants like Oracle, Deloitte and PWC which have launched gamification in sure nations and segments of their companies. In keeping with the PwC CEO Survey 2018 report, over 91% of enterprise leaders consider that behavioural expertise are as necessary as technical expertise.

In keeping with Inc42 Plus, the HRtech sector garnered $504.eight Mn funding in 2018, registering a 207% rise from $164.2 Mn funding in 2014. Among the outstanding startups on this area are Quodeck, Hush, SalaryFits and Vyre.




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