Eduvacancy, India's first dedicated job search platform that focuses on the education sector and offers both teaching and non-teaching jobs, has raised $200,000 in angel funding from a group of high net worth individuals (HNIs).
According to a press statement, the Mumbai-based startup plans to utilise the funding for fresh hiring, technological upgradation, further tuning of the platform and its features and to expand across geographies particularly GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, where there is a good demand for Indian teachers.
Co-founded by three young professionals, Manav Shah, Raja Jain, Nitil Gupta in April 2021, Eduvacancy helps employers assess right talent via video resume and video interviews, which is a game-changer for education sector hiring. The startup covers the entire spectrum of employers from preschools, nurseries, schools, colleges, EdTech companies, coaching classes, and test prep centers. Their job seekers’ database comprises principals, deans, vice-chancellors, teachers, vocational teachers, academic staff and non-academic staff. The platform also has a video resume feature that allows candidates to give their best 60 seconds and treat it as an elevator pitch.
Eduvacancy's mission and vision is to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers and contribute to the nation's educational growth.
The team aspires to speed up the hiring process by eliminating the middleman and agents, and connecting potential employers with employees through the eduvacancy video calling platform, thus sparking the light of change in the talent industry.
Speaking about the company, Co-founder and CEO of Eduvacancy, Manav Shah, said in a statement,
"We have actively listened in the last year to educational institution owners, and senior academics to understand not just the gaps in the recruitment process but also the functionality and delivery experience of our services. The initial overwhelming response only validates our belief that there is a huge opportunity out there waiting to be tapped and its time we focused on building the right suite of features and high quality, consistent experience delivery."
The company's goal is to create a job screening platform for skilled candidates looking to pursue a rewarding career in the education industry. To further ensure this, the firm has adopted cutting-edge video and digital technologies.
Eduvacancy claims to have more than 350,000 registered job-seekers and over 12,500 job-providers. It has more than 25,000 vacancy listings from the education sector in the country.