Integrated ed+hr tech platform for technology professionals, Geekster has raised $200K in pre-Series Seed round funding led by We Founder Circle in participation with ah! Ventures.
“Geekster plans to utilize the freshly infused funds in launching skill development programs, accelerating the product development and offering its product to a wider client base,” the statement said.
Speaking on the investment in Geekster, Neeraj Tyagi, Co-Founder of We Founder Circle (WFC) said, “The attrition rates at Indian IT companies are rising, and this has triggered a war to acquire the best tech talent. Also, early attrition is a new trend that is making it more difficult for IT Companies to retain talent. This highlights the role for out-of-the-box concepts like Geekster that provide professional address, upskilling, and scrutinization, which cannot be handled in-house at the tech companies.”
Commenting on the funding, Ankit Maggu, Co-Founder, Geekster said, “Getting quality talent is a challenge for the employers, on the other hand, candidates struggle to find opportunities due to a lack of the right skills. We want to fix this ecosystem and enable our employer partners to spend less time interviewing and more time building teams by getting access to pre-vetted engineers who can deliver from day 1. We have witnessed a good response as our model is more relevant now than ever and are glad to be associated with marquee investors who are aligned with our vision for Geekster.”
Talking about the Funding, Subrata Patra, Venture Partner, ah! Ventures said, “Geekster is poised in solving the pain point of tech professionals and employers at scale, with an innovative approach. This not only offers a flexible yet practical curriculum catering to individual learning needs, but also helps develop a tight-knit community of students, instructors, and employers. We are glad to have data-driven tech professional community.”