There are millions of skilled workers in the cities of India who come to the villages in search of work. Many of them have lost their jobs due to the carnivirus epidemic which has slowed down several economic activities in the world’s second largest internet market. Apple, an Apple Alam startup, is helping millions of such blue and gray collar workers to upskill, find community and land jobs. It announced on Wednesday that the market has helped raise $70 million in a new round of financing of its acceptance as the startup prepares to scale the 16-month-old application across India.
Insights partner and co-led by Tiger Global is Apanar’s $70 million Series B round, which started at $570 million. Existing investors Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capital India, Greenoax Capital and Rocketship VCO also took part in the round, raising your date to more than $90 million. The key part of the startup, whose name is inspired by a 2019 Bollywood song, is solving the network gap problem for workers.
Many people born just a few kilometers away live a completely different kind of life and such opportunities are never seen, ”said Parikh, founder and CEO of Apana, in an interview with TechCrunch. Griffin Schroeder, a partner at Tiger Global, said in a statement, “Your focus on job discovery, application and digitization of employer candidate interaction can revolutionize the recruitment process.” Apna is building a scalable networking infrastructure that is something that is not currently on the market, so that these employees can connect with the right employers and secure jobs.
Available in multiple languages, the Startup Enronum Android app today has over 70 communities for skilled professionals, professionals, painters, field sales agents, and more. In the app, users connect with each other and help with leadership and share tips to improve their work. The app allows people to upskill themselves, practice with their interview performance and qualify for more work. The startup reported that it is creating skill modules like MasterClass, results or work-based skills, and enabling peer-to-peer learning through its vertical community. It plans to resume career advice and building features.