At Skillate, Bipul is responsible for AI, Investment, and overall business growth of Skillate.
Prior to founding Skillate, Bipul worked as a Data Scientist at DataWeave
Software Pvt Ltd, where he developed a machine learning model to classify the
product categories of e-commerce products. He also worked as an advanced
software engineer with Burning Glass Technologies for a little less than a
Bipul holds a B. Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
from IIT Guwahati. He has co-authored a paper on an autonomous river cleaning
robot and a model for video classification using semantic keywords.
Bipul is passionate about Cricket, Reading books, and Building software
Journey behind getting this idea
In January 2015, Bipul was working for an analytics
software company in Chennai. Unhappy with his role, Bipul contacted various
organizations with openings, but to no avail. The frustrating part was not that
he was getting rejected, but that often, he would simply not receive any
response from the recruiters. He had no clarity on what stage was his
applications getting rejected, or even if they were noticed at all!
This got Bipul thinking about the lack of transparency
prevalent in the recruitment process. He realized that even though candidates
desperately want a response from the company on the stature of their
candidature, large corporations often don’t have the time and bandwidth to
respond to every candidate at each stage of the hiring process. With corporates
receiving millions of applications every year, the unstructured hiring process
not only keeps the candidates in the dark but also deprives organizations of
the best talents.
This led Bipul with his co-founders – Sambhav and Anand to
form Skillate, an AI-based platform that makes recruitment Easy, Fast, and
Transparent with its cutting edge technology.
What is Skillate about ?
Skillate is an advanced
decision-making engine to make hiring easy, fast, and transparent.
The AI-based platform helps in optimizing the entire value chain of recruitment, beginning from creating the job requisition, to resume matching, to candidate engagement.
Benefits with AI recruitment platform
Working with Skillate, our clients have achieved the
Reducing hiring time by 65%
Cost per hire by more than 30%
40% Lesser Interviews
Will “AI is replacing human jobs” ?
I actually think AI is empowering humans! AI is never going to replace humans, it is simply enabling them to make better decisions by using the power of data. If at all, AI is automating mundane, repetitive tasks and solving the problem if underemployment.
USP of Skillate
Here are some of our USPs:
Our AI-based solutions ‘self-learn’ and provide improved results over time
Skillate is secured and is working with some of the biggest enterprises across sectors
Skillate integrates with existing Application Tracking Softwares (ATSs) like Sucessfactor and Taleo to help organizations with a smooth transition
Skillate works efficiently at scale and the platform processes 5 Lakh resume screening in 4 seconds
Official partner of SAP
Early days struggle
Recruitment as an industry still plays by the old rules.
Convincing team heads that technology can make their work easier and more
efficient was a challenge. Even after our solutions’ convinced them, adoption
in the company remained an issue.
Our dashboard’s highly intuitive design, along with our
committed customer success team, ensured that adopting the Skillate platform
was a smooth process with little training to the recruitment team.
In the beginning, we targeted recruitment consultancies as
our primary customer. We thought since we are making their jobs easier,
adoption won’t be an issue. Unfortunately, we couldn’t deliver the message
across correctly, and the agencies thought of us as potential competition.
These consultancies also had budget issues that hampered their adoption of a
new product. After much ado, we started focusing on enterprises as our target
customers, which turned out to be a game-changer.
1M in October 2019 as Pre Series-A funding.
Enterprises as customers including the likes of Yes Bank, OYO, Saint-Gobain,
L&T Financial Services, Software AG, RBL Bank, Liberty Insurance,
International expansion is one of our key focus areas,
especially in the US. As we expand, we are making our product multi-lingual and
more scalable so that it can handle even more volume.