Apna.co, a recruitment platform for grey and blue collar workers, has raised $8 million in Series A funding from existing investors Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital India. The round also saw participation from new investors Greenoaks Capital and Rocketship VC.
Apna.co Founder and CEO Nirmit Parikh said, “Apna’s mission is to connect people with opportunities. We want to uplift workers who form the backbone of the economy and provide them a platform to grow in their career.”
According to Apna, it is creating a platform that goes beyond job opportunities as the users engage with peers to upskill themselves and identify their growth potential. The startup said in August, it has facilitated more than one million job interviews, growing more than 3X month on month.
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