SaaS-based training and recruitment startup, Capabiliti, has raised about $400K in a funding round led by 500 Startups, Smile Group and angel investors like Snapdeal Co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and Freshdesk, founder Girish Matrubootham.\r\n\r\nOther investors in the round include Google\u2019s Ranjan Anandan, Nasscom\u2019s Ravi Gururaj, founding member of Indian Angel Network Alok Mittal, Capillary Technologies Founder Krishna K. Mehra and Cisco\u2019s Alok Bardiya, Utsav Somani, LetsVenture among others.\r\n\r\nThe funding will largely be used to expand the company into international markets, expand the team of 25 to 50 and further enhance its technology platform.\r\n\r\nFounded by Mrigank Tripathi and Sachin Grover, Noida-based Capabiliti, a mobile first platform helps companies in assessing and training their employees. It is a platform to recruit, onboard, train and assess remote users across any geography over any device. Its self-serve platform available across mobile and web for any organization who wants to reach the last mile to bring it into its fold distributed employees, vendors and clients through a robust lifecycle process of \u2018Acquisition, On boarding, Training, Assessment and Evaluation\u2019.\r\n\r\nThis comes at par with the Modi government\u2019s \u2018Skill India Mission\u2019 which seeks to train 40.2 crore workers by 2022. "India currently faces a severe shortage of well-trained, skilled workers. It is estimated that only 2.3% of the workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. Large sections of the educated workforce have little or no job skills, making them largely unemployable,\u201d the document on the framework of implementation of the National Mission for Skill Development said.\r\n\r\nTripathi, says, \u201cCompanies have focused on recruitment and training of direct employees, but not the frontline staff who are impacting revenues and brand of the company.\u201d In lieu of this, Capabiliti aims to provide skill-specific training through its platform and make the country\u2019s workforce more employable and productive.\r\n\r\nIncorporated in Delaware, US, Capabiliti charges on a pay per use basis. The minimum charge for service is $2.8 per license. Since its launch, it has already seen over 700,000 transactions.\r\n\r\nThe startup boasts of having clients like Airtel, Flipkart, Shopclues and Indus Towers.\r\n\r\nThe platform is owned by Noida-based Qustn Technologies which was founded in October last year. It provides a SaaS based learning & engagement platform for remote stakeholders. The platform wants to convert people to be more productive at work and be industry-ready at a nationwide scale.\r\n\r\nThe Qustn platform wants to target the large opportunity of skilling India in an effective manner. This is a pan India opportunity and calls for a radical reform in multiple aspects.\r\n\r\nHere's a short video on how to recruit, onboard, train and assess your distributed users anywhere, on any device.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/bGC43ALoSsw\r\n\r\nWelcome to Flash Feed, your essential source for breaking news and innovation from around the web - bite-sized and updated all day.