Sendhelper has raised S$610,000 in the latest seed round led by Captii Ventures.
The Singapore-based technology company intends to use the funding to expand their services and launch a new B2B platform called Sendjobs, a job search site for non-executive positions in F&B, retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security.
Rupam Biswas, Founder and CEO of Sendhelper said:
“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. 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 the workforce 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. “
Sendhelper is a mobile e-commerce platform in Singapore that connects home-owners with service providers to book household cleaning services.
The new platform, Sendjobs will leverage on artificial intelligence (AI) to help employers identify the right candidates to chat with and hire. Furthermore, listing jobs on the platform is free, and employers are encouraged to post as many jobs as they want at no extra cost.
Being a post-data company, akin to a LinkedIn for blue-collared workers, Sendhelper plans to capitalise 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.