Gurgaon-based talent acquisition startup Kickstart Jobs has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a group of investors led by ah! Ventures. Kickstart Jobs is a startup focusing on blue and grey collar entry level workforce.


Investors like Vivek Joshi, Founder of Wyzen Tech, Mohit Satyanand, Chairman of Team Works Art; Amit Banati, President (Asia Pacific), Kellogg’s; Arun Khanna – President (Asia), Dun and Bradstreet participated in the round.

Kickstart Jobs was founded in August 2015 by XLRI Jamshedpur graduate Samriddhi Malhotra and Abhishek Srivastava, a mechanical engineer from ISM Dhanbad. The company is focused towards helping the entry-level workforce connect with prospective employers. It is currently operational in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon.

Harshad Lahoti, Founder and CEO of ah! Ventures said,

“As an investor, the growth that is about to unfold in this entry-level jobs sector in the near future is evident to me. This growth and spurt of service offerings in the sector is especially lucrative for the currently existing workforce of over 500+ million in the blue & grey collar ecosystem of India. And, given the fact that this number is increasing at about 12 million per year, the need to effectively harness these human resources becomes all the more essential.”

Within a year, Kickstart Jobs is already operational in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, with a workforce of 10 employees and 2 promoters. It has over 5000 registered candidates, enlisted about 3000 vacancies, conducted more than 2000 interviews. The startup claims to have a 100% month on month growth, in the number of candidates scheduled for interviews via their platform.

ah! Ventures is closing two more investments within a few weeks, according to the statement.

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