PakkaProfile, a game-based assessment and recruitment platform for gig workforce, has raised seed round led by Java Capital. The round also saw participation from LetsVenture and Akshay Kothari, COO, Notion. The startup had previously raised pre-seed funding from Entrepreneur First.
Nagmanjunath, CEO, PakkaProfile, said, “Hiring gig workers has been a bit of a black box. Employers are constantly looking for higher productivity, longer retention, and better customer service from their workforce. And gig workers are typically opportunistic, trying to maximise their earnings over a short period of time, looking at flexible hours and opportunities closer to home. The opportunity lies in bridging the gap. Moving away from traditional job sites to an on-demand platform for gig jobs is what we have to offer.”
Launched in May 2019 by Nagmanjunath Shivakumar and Savio Sebastian, the Bengaluru-based startup is reimagining gig workforce assessments using psychometric games, facial and speech recognition technologies, and deep learning, thus helping companies make unbiased decisions and hire the right workforce.