Bengaluru-based talent acquisition startup FloCareer which aims to create a skills validation platform, has raised $150K Seed funding from senior officials in the technology segment from US and India.
Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy, former VP-Engineering of SAP, and Sidhartha Hazarika, a technology evangelist from US, also participated in this round.
The startup will use the funding to build and strengthen its offerings. It aims to become the largest aggregator of crowd mentoring, self-learning and interview offloading.
Commenting on the investment, Mehul Bhatt, CEO & co-founder, Flo Career said, “There is a huge demand for skilled talent. But finding the right resource for the company and, for an aspiring applicant, finding a job that matches their strengths has become a herculean task. There are lots of portals and services where individuals claim their skills, but there is no good platform where these skills can be validated for the benefit of individuals and employers.”
Founded in 2015, FloCareer claims to have solved the fundamental issue of skills validation using technology and human touch. The company claims to have over 30,000 online users.
Its cloud-based online platform is a user-friendly application. Additionally, it has a complementary platform focussing on validating the skillsets and expertise of candidates. It also helps job-seekers and students with credible assessment and career advice.
Its clientele currently includes MavenTic, Moengage, One Cloud Consulting, etc.
In July 2016, online classifieds platform Quikr acquired Bengaluru-based online recruitment firm Hiree, focused on white collar jobs, for an undisclosed amount. In August, leading HR services provider Randstad Holding, acquired job portal Monster Worldwide for approximately $429 Mn. Other startups in this domain include Babajobs and Aasaanjobs, Naukri.com etc.