End-to-end, AI-powered hiring and proctoring startup Talview, today announced closure of $15 Mn in Series B funding led by Silicon Valley investor Eileses Capital with participation from existing investors Storm Ventures, Inventus Capital and Emergent Ventures.
Kishore Bopardikar, cofounder at Eileses Capital LLC, will join the Talview board, while Arun Penmetsa, Partner at Storm Ventures, will continue on the board.
Founded in 2017 by Jobin Jose, Sanjoe Tom Jose and Subramanian Kailasam, Talview offers an end-to-end, AI-powered hiring and proctoring solution that unifies how organizations screen, interview, and assess top candidates and learners.
“Our customers seek to tap into the rich talent and video data generated off and on the platform to improve decision-making through the talent process beyond the date of hire to career development, advancement, upskilling, and more,” said Sanjoe Tom Jose, CEO, and cofounder of Talview. “With this funding, we plan to further innovate our video AI platform by adding major capabilities at transaction and aggregate levels and also build extensions for many of the mainstream remote-work platforms to help our customers gain profound insights into talent, and make informed, data-driven, and unbiased talent decisions,” he added.
The funding caps a strong year for the company, where it claims to have tripled its customer base, doubled revenue and launched a remote and live proctoring solution for education and certification institutions. It also entered into key partnerships with SAP and expanded scope of its existing partnership with Microsoft.
“The talent lifecycle is increasingly complex and digitised, and we see Talview well positioned to leverage their innovative AI-powered video platform to address the challenges of remote hiring and exam-taking with automation and data intelligence,” said Kishore Bopardikar. “Their customer growth globally and product innovation is a testament to their leading platform and strong leadership. We are excited to continue our partnership with Talview to turbocharge their growth.”
Palo Alto-based Talview will expand go-to-market efforts across the US, EMEA, and APAC to better support existing and new customers, including Accenture, Allianz, Best Buy, Cognizant, Enel Group, City & Guilds, Cambridge Assessments, and the British Council.
HR tech solutions are increasingly relevant for businesses as remote working remains a norm. Earlier in July, employee and people management platform Mesh announced $5 Mn in funding led by Surge, with participation from co-investors RTP Global, Y Combinator Continuity and Emles Venture Partners. The talent war across top tech companies is also leading many businesses to adopt HR tech solutions to efficiently tap talent.