Recruitment startup for grey-collar workers, VOIZ, has raised $2 million (INR 15 Crore) in its seed funding round from Omidyar Network India along with a group of investors.
The startup plans to use the funds to enhance its technology, add more talent to the platform, and expand its market presence.
The Bangalore-based VOIZ was founded in March 2021 by Rajesh Bernard, Vineet Patil, and Sandeep Nyamati, It helps businesses recruit gig workers for online roles such as customer service, tele-calling, sales and data entry and recruitment.
“We are excited to partner with Omidyar Network India in our next phase of growth. VOIZ believes that the future of work for the grey-collared gig workforce space is digital, remote, powered by gig, enabled by gamification that can have a huge social impact in employing mobility challenged workforce across the world,” said Rajesh Bernard, co-founder and CEO at VOIZ.
The startup aims to create employment opportunities for over 3 million grey-collar workers over the next five years.
It serves over 100 clients including some well-known Indian unicorns in the ecommerce, edtech and other tech industries.
With over 1 lakh independent registered professionals on its platform, it believes this future of work to be digital, remote, powered by gig, and enabled by gamification, which will make a huge social impact in employing a mobility-challenged workforce.
“Our supply pool, which is made up of over 30 females, gives us a big first advantage in delivering quality and quantity. The next thing is how templatized the jobs are to scale significantly, and we are working on it relentlessly. The tech in this space will mature over the next 3-5 years and we seem to be in the right place at the right time to make a disruption.” said Vineet Patil, cofounder and CBO at VOIZ.
VOIZ connects businesses with independent professionals for work fulfilment of simple online jobs like customer service, tele-calling, sales, data entry, recruitment, virtual assistance, tech support, online reputation etc.
Launched in March 2021, VOIZ is currently clocking 1.5 cr in revenue per month and boasts of 50+ clients onboard including: Flipkart, Swiggy, Makemytrip, Byjus, Whitehatjr, Upgrad, Furlenco and many other unicorns.
VOIZ has more 1 lakh+ independent professionals signed up for remote work and about 5000+ professionals have earned at-least once from the platform.