Sense India has raised $16 million in a funding round led by Avataar Ventures, with participation from existing investors that is Accel and Google Ventures. The start-up company, specialises in artificial intelligence-driven talent engagement and communication, announced new members to its leadership team after the Series C round.
A former InMobi Executive, Sanjay Dharmani has joined Sense as a Managing Director. Nishant Rao, the founder of Avataar Venture Partners, joins the company board. The Bengaluru based startup said that it would use the fund for its technology centre and would expand its data science, product and as well as its engineering teams.
The founder, Anil Dharni said that they saw India as a highly strategic market for themselves, and that the global expansion allowed them to tap into the rich talent market to grow their product and their engineering team as well as the marketing and customer success team.
Nishant Rao said that based on his extended period running LinkedIn in the region and developing a great appreciation for the HR tech, he was really excited about the immense potential that Sense held.
Sense was founded by Anil Dharni and Panjaj Jindal in the year 2015, and provides technology for talent acquisition. The company allows personalised communication and automates manual tasks for the recruiters. In 2020, Sense had said that it doubled revenue and employee headcount, and had been serving more than 400 customers across the globe including the Amazon and Kelly Services.