Chiratae Ventures

Chiratae Logo gets funding from IDG Ventures and angel investors

September 4, 2014

Bangalore, 4 September 2014:
India’s fastest growing recruitment startup announced that it has raised over 2 Crores in Seed Round funding, led by IDG Ventures India. Other investors include Prashant Kirtane, CTO and co-founder of, Shamsunder Talreja, owner of JetSet Capital, Raghu Krishnananda, former Yahoo engineering leader, and Ravi Gururaj of Frictionless Ventures. is incubated at Nasscom’s 10K Startup Warehouse. This is the fastest gets funding from IDG Ventures and angel investorsC driven seed fund raise by a warehouse startup.

As part of the transaction, Venkatesh Peddi, Vice President, IDG Ventures India Advisors, will join the Board of Directors of The company will use the fund to strengthen the team, scale up revenues and invest in deepening technology that will deliver even higher level of hiring efficiencies to customers.

“ has revolutionalized how hiring is done. Our customers are able to identify and hire candidates 20x faster. This investment validates our strategy and will help us deliver greater value to our customers” says Manjunath (ex-Yahoo, IIMK), CEO of “Our product allows a lean hiring team to pick ready to join candidates quickly. The portal serves jobseekers well because they get to choose the best offer” adds Abhijit Khasnis (ex-Yahoo, BITS), COO of’s innovative approach also ensures better candidate matching through its patent-pending proprietary algorithm and captures unique information like jobseeker’s best offer salary and title. today serves many large employers and HR recruiting firms and has database of candidates across IT, Sales, Marketing, Finance and BPO domains.

“We have recently started Seed Investment Program at IDG Ventures and is one of the early investments from this program. For seed investments, we essentially look at strong teams, large market and disruptive ideas, and met all the requirements. The team at has a path-breaking business model and we are pleased to support them in building a leading brand that stands for rapid hiring supported by differentiated technology” said Venkatesh Peddi, IDG Ventures.

“The team is extremely focussed and talented. They are going after a big market with an innovative offering which is resonating well with large customers. The early traction has been impressive and I look forward to helping them build up a substantial and profitable business” said Ravi Gururaj, who is now formally coming onboard as an advisor to the company.