Expertrons, an AI-based career counseling platform that helps graduates and professionals land their dream jobs, has raised an undisclosed sum from industry veterans Kunal Shah, Founder of CRED, and Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
With this fundraise, the company plans to attract top professionals and build them as career influencers on the platform.
Expertrons offers futuristic communication, hiring, and placement solutions for businesses and educational institutions as well as EdTech and career guidance services for end consumers. Bringing career hacks and wisdom from top professionals and experts to students, graduates, and upcoming professionals, Expertrons bridges the gap between them using Video bots and by facilitating 1-1 consultations.
Founded in November 2019 by IIT Bombay alumni, Vivek Gupta and Jatin Solanki, the company offers flagship product Academy+ Job Assured Program which is a complete career transformation that aspirants can undergo to become the best version of their professional self and also get assured referrals and interviews until they get hired at the best company that suits their career needs.
Founders of Expertrons Vivek Gupta and Jatin Solanki said in a press statement,
"We are excited to welcome industry stalwarts like Kunal Shah and Anant Maheshwari on our side. A key area of focus right now for us would be to tap into the job-seeking market of professionals looking to land their dream job opportunities or seeking a career change, and Expertrons aims to be the one-stop platform to empower them for the same."
The Mumbai-based startup claims to have witnessed 70x growth over the last year. Globally, over a billion professionals look to switch their careers at least 5 to 7 times in their lifetime, and Expertrons aims to help them land their dream career through its expert and company network.
Expertrons lies right in the middle of social networks (like ByteDance, LinkedIn, and Facebook), job portals (like Indeed, Monster, and Naukri), and e-learning platforms (like Coursera, Udemy, and Chegg).
Within 14 months of incorporation, Expertrons claims to have impacted over 250,000 aspirants and reached operational profitability.
The latest round of investment comes close on the heels of Expertrons raising $2.3 million in Pre-Series A funding in August this year from a host of investors including Venture Catalysts, Auxano Capital, Venture Garage, Yoga Capital, Ah! Ventures, Leads Angels, Hyderabad Angels, and existing investors LetsVenture, IVS, Ivycap Ventures, and Nikhil Vora (MD, Sixth Sense), among others.
Expertrons had raised its seed round of $700,000 in April 2020 from LetsVenture, Ivycap Ventures, Iceland Venture Studios, and Nikhil Vora.