Bengaluru: India’s leading online platform, TalentNext lifts additional $1 million from angel investors within 3 months of launch. This unique recruitment portal for Indian entrainment industry connects films & production houses to a variety of talents online. The funding intends to aid establishment of a holistic and an end-to-end solution connecting talent to casting across the Indian entertainment industry. The latest announcements will be extremely benefiting for the budding actors & entertainment industry professionals. Earlier, the company has received seed funding of $1 million in October 2016 from Karanpal Singh, MD, KJS Cement.
Commenting on the investment, Shekhar Purohit, CEO, TalentNext asserts, “Our aim is to support and augment the growth of promising talent across the country. This investment helps us expand to hundreds of cities across India and beyond the typical metropolitan and Tier-1 Regions. We will provide millions of talent and casting professionals, with direct access to each other, through TalentNext.”
Founded on 2016 by Shekhar Purohit, TalentNext connects all forms of talent like actors, models, dancers, musicians and so on to the casting community for films, TV shows, ad-films, digital series, live events, theatre (performing arts) and other formats of entertainment. As the platform continues to build and expand, an end-to-end ecosystem across metropolitans, tier-II & tier-III cities is being created.
Speaking on what makes the investment so vital to the country’s talent search landscape, one of the leading film-makers Karan Johar says, “Talentnext.com allows a brilliant pool of fresh talent just waiting to be discovered for their next big break”. Esteemed film industry personalities like Ashutosh Gowrikar and Siddarth Anand both appreciated the nuances of the web platform, both conceptually, and otherwise.