Bangalore: Belong.co, the Bangalore-based recruitment startup which is owned and operated by Belong Technologies India Private Limited, raises $5 million in Series A round of funding from Matrix Partners along with Snapdeal Co-Founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal. Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder of redBus and Raju Reddy, Founder of Sierra Atlantic also participated in the round. The company intends to utilize the funds to triple-down its product and focus majorly on data Sciences, R&D and engineering in the coming months. Belong.co is currently open for growing companies to hire product and engineering talent and it will soon be available for hiring data sciences and design talent also.
Founded in 2013 by BITS Pilani alumnus Vijay Sharma and Sudheendra Chilappagari, Belong.co helps the companies to hire people through data science and predictive analytics. Its search and recommend technology analyses candidate profiles from various sources on the internet and assists the companies to identify the potential candidates who are best suitable for their culture and skill requirements.
The company was running in stealth mode for the initial few months when the product was put to test by number of organizations that are using the platform to recruit candidates for product and engineering positions. Its early customers included Snapdeal, Ola, Practo, Akosha and Zivame, all of which have collectively made more than 100 offers through the solution till date.