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Hiring Platform, Skillr, Raises $1.2Mn Funding

India-based startup, Skillr, which helps companies identify and hire skilled talent, has raised $1.2 Million in its pre-seed round. 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 company’s pre-seed round of 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, who are second-time entrepreneurs and leaders in the skilling space, Skillr is a platform that can capture, measure, and predict how people can actually perform in the workplace. Their powerful machine learning algorithm is being developed alongside researchers at MIT-A Labs and the University of Pennsylvania

Most skills assessments available today only evaluate people’s skills in isolation of external factors present at work. With solutions backed by behavioral science, Skillr prepares organizations for the future by making hiring the right talent unbiased, accurate, and fast. Skillr provides companies with meaningful data that holds true in real-world situations. The result is a proprietary skills assessment
that’s practical, innovative, and futuristic. In addition, the hiring platform’s powerful ATS integrations blend with existing solutions to make its platform usage seamless. 

Source: Business World

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