Delhi-registered Vircorn Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates an online audition app ‘Firstcut‘, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Kunal Singhal, Managing Director, EazyERP.
Founded in 2015 by Abhinav Tyagi and Rishabh Ranjan, FirstCut app connects casting directors and aspiring actors. FirstCut is an easy way to apply for acting opportunities or looking for more work. The app has a simple, no hassle system, that makes it easy to navigate which projects you are right for and audition takes less than a minute!,” stated the release.
FirstCut app is available on iOS and Android platforms, is free to be used by aspiring models and actors to submit themselves for roles from their phones.
“The investment comes after the startup grew at an accelerated pace in the last few months as it added several production houses, casting directors and talented people keen to pursue career in entertainment industry. Casting directors can view, sort, contact and book talent from anywhere, saving everyone much needed time and money,” said Abhinav Tyagi, founder and CEO of FirstCut.
“In short span of time, 30,000+ aspiring actors and models have registered at the platform from across the country and even abroad. “More than 150 Production Houses/Casting Directors are listed on FirstCut platform.1000+ jobs posted on FirstCut platform till now for Actors, Singers & models. Also, 120+ aspiring talent have got roles through FirstCut app from various cities in India,” said the founder.
“Our investment in FirstCut is largely due to the execution and scale that they have shown in last few months mainly in metro cities. I feel the market is largely untapped in Tier II & III cities. The investment will help the app reach out to huge talent sitting in smaller towns,” said Kunal Singhal, Managing Director, EazyERP.
It may be recalled that in 2016, Quikr, a cross category classifieds business, had too launched a similar app called Dazzlr, which is a talent discovery platform that brings together Actors, Casting Professionals, Directors and Producers.
Source – UNI