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Khosla Ventures, others invest an undisclosed amount in jobs marketplace space

Car rental service startup Zoomcar raises $4.8 million from US-based parent firm, a jobs marketplace platform, has secured an undisclosed amount of capital from Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund and Pioneer Fund. The Y Combinator-backed platform will utilize the funds to scale up and expand operations, reported ET.

Madhav Krishna, founder of said that the company has 1.4 million users, and claimed it had helped 25,000 of them find blue-collared jobs.

“We connect blue-collared job seekers to employers who need access to labour,” he added.

Vahan was founded by Madhav Krishna in 2016. The platform is a technology company headquartered in Bangalore.

It claims that the company’s product has been successfully deployed at leading organizations in sectors such as Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and BFSI where engaging and supporting a large, distributed workforce is a challenge. have built an AI-driven virtual assistant integrated with WhatsApp to help businesses automate various aspects of workforce engagement. It specialize in high volume recruitment of on-demand workers.

The company has an intuitive way of working. An unskilled to semi-skilled customer gets on WhatsApp, adds to his contact list and messages the account for job listings.

“The bot replies and asks them to give the location,” Krishna said. “The bot knows how to translate Hindi to English. Several applicants also write Hindi in English, our technology can understand that as well,” he said.

The bot asks the applicants to upload their driver’s licence, verifies it against government databases, and requests them to upload their CV via WhatsApp. The CV is then sent to various possible employer.

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