AI Recruitment Company Talview Raises $6.75 Million

By Noah Long ● August 22, 2019
  • AI-based recruitment startup Talview announced it raised $6.75 million in Series A funding to create a human resources tech platform called Instahiring

Talview — an AI-based recruitment startup — announced it raised $6.75 million in Series A funding to create a new human resources tech platform called Instahiring. Through this platform — which the company plans to further enhance with AI capabilities thanks to the funding — Talview is helping enterprise employers hire talent faster across the globe.

The Instahiring platform is combining three techniques: 1.) automation of routine recruiter tasks 2.) enabling anytime-anywhere interviewing, 3.) and capturing and reusing data across the hiring process.

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These techniques are enabled by Talview’s AI-powered video interviewing, cognitive remote proctoring, and advanced assessment solutions that leverage natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision, and video analytics capabilities.

“We believe in solving for the customer; time to hire is the North Star hiring metric for enterprises and our mission is to build the fastest hiring platform ever,” said Talview CEO Sanjoe Tom Jose. “With this fresh round of funding, we are advancing our Instahiring platform with powerful artificial intelligence technologies and machine learning models to make recruitment faster than ever before.”

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Founded by Sanjoe Tom Jose, Subramanian K, and Jobin Jose, Talview also integrates into most applicant tracking systems (ATS) and learning management systems (LMS) to help reviewers and administrators automate repetitive tasks so they can focus on selecting the right candidates. And the platform itself is designed to cater for the mobile-first internet user of the 21st century who is well-versed with virtual methods of communication.

“Any company’s ability to execute depends on their ability to hire well and hire quickly,” added Inventus Capital Partners managing director Manu Rekhi. “Talview has a revolutionary tech solution coupled with an amazing founding team – and their customers agree.”

And Talview’s talent acquisition process has helped global organizations like Amazon, Deloitte, Swiss Re, Cognizant and Sephora become equipped to excel in the growing gig economy all while increasing its own revenue by 10 times in the last two years. And it has also struck partnerships with big tech companies like Accenture, IBM, and Microsoft to take its solution to customers across the globe.

“As we move more to an on-demand economy, it is critical for companies to hire quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality and fit,” explained Storm Ventures partner Arun Penmetsa. “Talview addresses precisely this need and offers an AI-driven Instahiring platform that is personalizing the hiring process for both candidates and enterprises.”

The time to hire is an aspect of recruitment that many enterprises struggle with. And taking too long to bring new employees on board directly impacts the quality of the hire, as well as productivity levels and revenue generation. In fact, around 57% of job hunters drop out of the hiring funnel due to long hiring processes. And top candidates are only available in the market for an average of ten days.

And due to developments in big data analytics, AI and ML, HR Tech is expected to “positively impact” the growth of the HR management market — which is predicted to reach $30 billion in valuation by 2025. Talview’s AI is automating the highly inefficient Recruitment Process Outsourcing industry and that market is expected to grow to $40.57 billion by 2027.

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