Singapore-based Sendhelper, an online jobs search platform for blue-collared workers, has raised around $500,000 in seed funding from Asian technology investor Captii ventures. Sendhelper, which has plans to foray into India soon, enables individuals, service providers and households to book and pay for home services.
Founded in 2014 by Rupam Biswas, an IIM Bengaluru alumnus, Sendhelper also has its sibling B2B platform ‘SendJobs’, which is touted as a “LinkedIn for blue-collar workers” and is an e-commerce platform dedicated to providing household services such as cleaning, cooking and laundry in Singapore but plans to use the funds raised to expand its online jobs search business.
The freshly raised funds will be utilized by the startup for growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, which according to its Linkedin page, uses artificial intelligence to allow employers to identify suitable candidates to chat with, and hire.
According to Biswas, who’s also CEO of the company, “Our experience in the B2C services segment led us to discover that there was also a constant challenge for Singapore’s employers to fulfil demand for manpower for non-executive positions.”
“We believe similar challenges exists in many developing markets as also in India where we plan to foray”, he said.
Sendjobs, the jobs search business of Sendhelper, has already on-boarded 500 employers in Singapore in the past five months, according to Biswas.
Prior to founding Sendhelper, Biswas was a former investment manager at India’s IDFC group.
In its future plans, Sendhelper aims to expand its services into other markets including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and South America.
Source – Straits Times