Skillbee, a startup that helps migrant workers get jobs, has raised $3.2 million in its seed funding round from Good Capital and Vibe Capital.
Access Bridge Ventures and Wamda Capital, and Bharat Founders Fund including, Rahul Chaudhary from Treebo, Zishaan Hayath from Toppr, Vikram Chopra from Cars24, Saurabh Garg from NoBroker, and Harpreet Singh Grover from CoCubes have also participated.
The Delhi-based startup will deploy funds to strengthen its presence among migrant workers and double the number of companies hiring through it. It also plans to enhance the bouquet of services the app offers.
Founded in 2020 by Ujjawal Chauhan and Gautham Vinjamuri, Skillbee helps international migrant workers with job opportunities. The startup claims to have over 500K migrant workers registered users on its platform.
It further claims that more than 20K companies have signed up to the app to hire workers from various countries including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and other African countries.
Skillbee has partnered with 10 brands in the UAE that will be hiring migrant workers using its platform. To upskill the workers, the startup is associating with training institutes to fulfil UAE demand for delivery workforce.
While scaling its business in India, the startup will primarily focus on job aspirants in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as these states show an increasing efflux of blue-collar workers going to Dubai and Saudi Arabia.