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Eight Road Leads $14 Mn Funding Round In Digital Skills Assessment Platform iMocha

Eight Road Leads $14 Mn Funding Round In Digital Skills Assessment Platform iMocha

The round saw participation from existing investors including Upekkha and Better Capital

The fresh capital infusion will be deployed to increase iMocha’s skill library selection, reach more global enterprises among others

As part of the deal, Aditya Systla, partner at Eight Road Ventures and Prasanna Krishnamoorthy will join iMocha board

US-based digital skills assessment management platform iMocha has raised $14 Mn in its Series A round led by new investor Eight Road Ventures. The investment further saw participation from iMocha’s existing investors including Upekkha and Better Capital. 

The fresh capital infusion will be deployed to increase iMocha’s skill library selection, reach more global enterprises, and widen its partnership base within the HRtech ecosystem.

As part of the deal, Aditya Systla, partner at Eight Road Ventures and Prasanna Krishnamoorthy will join iMocha board. 

This is iMocha’s first institutional investment and it claims to be a profitable startup. 

The investment comes almost 17 months after it had raised close to $600K from angel investors Anand Chandrasekaran and Girish Mathurbootham of FreshWorks. 

Founded in 2015 by Amit Mishra and Sujit Karpe, iMocha helps talent acquisition and management teams to thoroughly assess individual skills proficiency with job-role based assessments for both recruitment and learning. The startup claims to leverage AI simulators, interviewing tools, and talent analytics, to serve fast-paced organisations. 

Karpe said that iMocha’s ability to create a skill-fit market has helped several Fortune500 Companies to trust them with their skill assessment and benchmarking needs. The startup serves more than 300 clients across the world. 

iMocha claims that its library has over 2,000 assessments across coding, data science, AI, ML, cybersecurity, RPA, enterprise applications, cloud computing, storage, network, infrastructure management, application development, among others. 

The startup directly competes against the likes of edtech unicorn Unacademy’s Relevel, and Info Edge acquired DoSelect, Flexibees, among others. 

In a fast-paced world, where college degrees aren’t enough to get that dream job, and the Internet is moving towards Web3, gathering as many skills helps to secure your future. 

As per a report by Emergen Research, the global assessment market is estimated to touch $11.47 Bn by 2027. The report highlights that the global assessment market is driven by the rise in Internet users, and technological developments. 

High demand for psychometric, coding and attitude tests from higher education, K-12, government sectors, and corporates is surging revenue growth in this market, the report noted.