PakkaProfile, a game-based evaluation and recruitment platform for gig workforce, has raised seed spherical led by Java Capital. The spherical additionally noticed participation from LetsVenture and Akshay Kothari, COO, Notion. The startup had beforehand raised pre-seed funding from Entrepreneur First.
Launched in Could 2019 by Nagmanjunath Shivakumar and Savio Sebastian, the Bengaluru-based startup is reimagining gig workforce assessments utilizing psychometric video games, facial and speech recognition applied sciences, and deep studying, thus serving to corporations make unbiased choices and rent the appropriate workforce.
Nagmanjunath, CEO, PakkaProfile, stated, “Hiring gig employees has been a little bit of a black field. Employers are always searching for greater productiveness, longer retention, and higher customer support from their workforce. And gig employees are sometimes opportunistic, making an attempt to maximise their earnings over a brief time period, taking a look at versatile hours and alternatives nearer to residence. The chance lies in bridging the hole. Transferring away from conventional job websites to an on-demand platform for gig jobs is what we’ve got to supply.”
“Vernacular video games are an efficient solution to construct a profile by measuring character traits, cognitive and language abilities of the workforce and assist match the appropriate folks for jobs,” he added.
Bhargavi V, Accomplice at Java Capital, stated,
“PakkaProfile has a singular strategy of utilizing video games, breaking all boundaries of language and training ranges to evaluate and match gig workforce to the appropriate job. It additionally builds a ability profile for every candidate evaluated by the platform, which opens quite a few potentialities sooner or later.”
“PakkaProfile gives flexibility to employers by providing them to go for both the analysis+matching+ hiring platform or simply the analysis+matching answer, which helped them to work with giants like Swiggy and Ola at a really early stage of their journey,” Bhargavi added.
Java capital is an funding syndicate that primarily focuses on sectors together with fintech, healthtech, SaaS, cellular web, shopper, and deeptech. The agency companions with corporations with an thought to prototype stage and pre-product market match stage, and actively work with them to make them the following stage of development.
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