Recruitment start-up Belong.co to raise Rs 32 crore

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The company’s one of a kind search and recommendation solution helps organisations hire the right candidates. 

Bangalore-based recruitment startup, Belong.co, will raise over Rs 32 crore to build its team and enhance its technology, with the help of venture capital firm, Matrix Partners and the co-founders of SnapDeal. The funds will also be utilised to accelerate growth and customer success.

The company was established in 2014 by BITS Pilani alumni, Vijay Sharma and Sudheendra Chilappagari. Today, it helps enterprises hire people through data science and predictive analytics.

Belong uses a unique search and recommendation technology to analyse profiles across social, Internet and public sources. This helps companies discover the right candidates, who fit their culture and skill requirements. It also helps them gain insights into whether the candidates are passively open to new opportunities. The solution assists companies in kickstarting engagement with candidates, through personalised interactions, backed by social insights.

Currently, the company focusses only on product and engineering talent, but it has plans to include data sciences and design talent on its portal soon.

The startup was running in stealth mode for a few months when the product was put to test by a number of companies that are using the platform to recruit for product and engineering positions. It was launched publicly this month. Some of its earlier clients include SnapDeal, Zivame, Ola and Practo.

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