AI-powered digital skills assessment platform, iMocha, has raised a $14 million Series A investment round led by Eight Roads Ventures, with participation from existing investors Upekkha and Better Capital. Aditya Systla from Eight Roads Ventures and Prasanna Krishnamoorthy from Upekkha will join iMocha’s board of directors.
This is the first institutional raise by a profitable bootstrapped start-up. The new injection of funding will be deployed to increase iMocha’s skill library selection, reach more global enterprises, and widen its partnership base within the HR Tech ecosystem.
Founded in 2015, iMocha enables talent acquisition and management teams to thoroughly assess individual skills proficiency with job-role based assessments for both recruitment and learning. Leveraging powerful AI simulators, interviewing tools, and talent analytics, iMocha is the most comprehensive skills assessment platform serving fast growing global organizations.
iMocha’s next-gen products for Upskilling and Recruiting are reimagining digital skills assessment. Its library has over 2,000+ assessments across coding, data science, AI, ML, cybersecurity, RPA, enterprise applications, cloud computing, storage, network, infrastructure management, application development, aptitude, banking, and more.
Amit Mishra, co-founder and CEO of iMocha, said, “Without a skill assessment platform to help measure and scale their talent pool, businesses will quickly lose out on talented team members. At iMocha, we’ve built the broadest and deepest technology skills library in the world with measurable outcomes. Our partnership with Eight Roads gives us a great launching pad to serve every Fortune 500 customer needing a skill assessment platform.”
Sujit Karpe, Co-Founder and CTO of iMocha, said, “By 2025, 50% of the world’s workforce will have to upskill to next-gen digital skills. And by 2030, 60% of the skills required to perform enterprise roles will be different, making ‘skills’ the new currency for staying relevant and competitive. Because of our innovation and most importantly, our ability to create a skill-fit market, numerous Fortune 500 and global enterprises entrust us with their skills assessment and benchmarking needs.”
Aditya Systla, Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, said, “Technology has been disrupting the way we work and increasingly, every business is transforming into a tech first company. The idea of a ‘one-time digital transformation’ is passé and the ability to quantify and analyze the skills matrix of an organization is critical to effectively drive recruitment and incorporate into learning and development strategies.”