Indian Start-up Skillr Secures $1.2 million in Pre-Seed Round from Binny Bansal & Other Angel Investors
Skillr, an Indian incubator, has secured $1.2 million in its pre-seed round.
Binny Bansal (Co-founder, Flipkart), Kunal Shah (Founder, CRED),Caesar Sengupta (Co-founder, Arbo Works, and former VP, Next Billion Users, Google), Arun Seth (Chairman, NASSCOM), Amrish Rau (CEO, Pine labs), Let’s Venture, Karan Khara ( Global Director - Growth & Partnerships at Meta Inc.), Gaurav Girotra (General Manager SEA at Tinder and Match Group), Pushpendra Singh (Head- New Programs and Mobile Partnerships at Meta Inc.), Bryan Tan (Director, Connectivity Ecosystems at Meta Inc.) are among the company's angel investors.
Skillr is a platform that can collect, assess, and forecast how individuals can truly perform in the workplace, co-founded by Ankit Durga and Megha Aggarwal in 2020. Skillr enables businesses to objectively assess the intangible behavioural skills required for success in customer-facing professions but difficult to assess in interviews. The initial money will be used to hire the greatest personnel in order to jumpstart product development and increase sales in India and the United States.
Binny Bansal, Flipkart's Co-Founder, stated, “what stands out about Skillr is that it helps fast-growing startups and mid-market enterprises measure ROI on talent acquisition. Skillr can make designing impactful customer-facing teams possible for all.”
Skillr's co-founders are no strangers to coming up with viable business concepts. The dynamic team launched Leap Skills, a social organisation that works with motivated adolescents from disadvantaged geographies and institutions to produce job outcomes through skills training and employer connections. It went on to earn the MIT Inclusive Innovation Award for its creative use of technology in skill development.
Arbo Works co-founder Caesar Sengupta commented, “I invest in people. Megha and Ankit have a global outlook in the space of skilling and corporate learning and can use their experience to make a strong impact on the future of work.”