Sendhelper Raises Seed Funding to Launch Tech-Powered Jobs Matching Platform
Sendhelper, a Singapore-based technology company focused on organising the unorganised blue-collared and non-executive labour market, has raised a total of S$610,000 in funding to-date, in a seed round led by Captii Ventures.
The funding will be used for the purpose of growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, a B2B platform which will focus on matching employers with jobseekers for non-executive positions in industries such as F&B, retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security.
Sendhelper is a mobile e-commerce platform for services in Singapore; allowing thousands of individuals, service providers and households to interact, book, and pay for home services with ease. Asia’s labour market, despite the large size, has been fragmented. Sendhelper helps people seek employment, whilst also ensuring employers have access to a verified pool of jobseekers.
“Since we launched Sendhelper, we have generated more than S$2 million in sales and have experienced a 3x growth in sales in the last year”, said Rupam Biswas, Founder and CEO of Sendhelper. “Our experience in the B2C services segment, led us to discover that there was also a constant challenge for Singapore’s employers to fulfil the demand for manpower for non-executive positions. It has emerged as a major problem across the globe with the proliferation of the gig economy and the rapidly changing nature of jobs. Thus, we are taking advantage of this large opportunity to introduce Sendjobs and address the pain points of employers out there. ”
Sendjobs uses artificial intelligence to allow employers to instantly identify the right candidates to chat with; and eventually hire. Employers can post as many jobs as they want for free and can hire as many employees at no extra cost; thus, reducing hiring costs by up to 90%.
Being a post-data company, akin to a LinkedIn for blue-collared workers, Sendhelper plans to capitalize on the data available on consumption behaviour, and workers’ and employers’ preferences by focusing on gamification and AI technologies to create an enhanced, network-based platform that addresses issues in employment, skills development and manpower management across different markets.
“We developed Sendjobs as a supplement to Sendhelper to instantly and effectively connect candidates looking for part-time, flexible or temporary positions and employers. Over the last five months, in Singapore, we have already on-boarded 500 employers on Sendjobs. We are now developing and launching Sendjobs globally as a professional networking platform for the remaining majority of the workforce who do not receive the appropriate support and appreciation on platforms such as LinkedIn today,” added Rupam Biswas.