Stride Ahead, the AI-powered personalized career assistant has raised 100 K USD in its pre-seed funding round from Rachit Poddar. The platform aims to profile aspirants using proprietary Behavioural and cognitive assessment frameworks. Using the digital profile, it can provide AI based career assistance. On the complimentary, it can provide fair, efficient, and predictive talent solutions with organizational data analytics to recruiters. The team started operations in 2019 and has added almost 600+ customers every month. With a data-driven career incubation platform and personalized mentorship curated programs for freshers and early professionals, it intends to make the journey of professional success very simple.
Commenting on the same, Piyush Gupta, Founder, Stride Ahead said, “As the number of content based ed-tech startups grow, there are more and more students and young professionals who are now geared towards upskilling. However, most struggle to understand how to dovetail this into their existing professional journey to move to the next level or to select the strongest skill to create a career with. This is the niche that Stride Ahead will occupy. The personalized approach along with our experience in data profiling and behavioral analytics will make this a winning combination for both the student and the corporate who hires them.” “This team is poised for rapid growth. The fast-growing segment is booming but there are a lot of gaps that need to be filled to help students and professionals move from one level to the next. I went through the program myself to understand the offering and was impressed with the analysis and counsel provided to me. I am confident that Stride Ahead will change the way we attract, recruit and retain talent.”, Rachit Poddar, Executive Director Rachit Group, Co-Founder Marwari Catalysts Ventures also added.
With over 200+ verified mentors from different domains and over 300+ companies that have collaborated with them for internships and jobs for freshers, the team has tied up with over 3000+ institutions and has made a difference in the lives of over 8000+ students across the country. In the next phase of growth, the company will deploy capital into building a full stack career API driven PaaS to cater to our stakeholders for their users to develop their career identity and journey holistically through various proprietary tools, frameworks and resources.
Using proprietary algorithms and data science, the research-based career assistance portal counsels aspirants to move in the right direction that is backed by data on one’s inherent skills and weaknesses. Using the same data, it helps organizations discover who is the best fit for their organization through a variety of assessments. With 154 data points at its disposal, their digital profile and HR Analytics tools provide a window into candidates’ social, emotional, and cognitive attributes, unlocking their true potential and cultural fitment.