Online hiring firm Talview wins British contest

By: Gizbot Bureau

Online hiring startup Talview has won the Great Tech Rocketships contest in Britain to explore business landscape of Europe.

"We were one of the five startups to win the contest organised recently by the UK Trade & Investment in partnership with TechHub and iSpirit," Talview said here in a statement here on Tuesday.

The event also gave the two-year-old start-up an opportunity to interact with local entrepreneurs of London and Manchester and tech firms for collaborations and joint ventures.

Online hiring firm Talview wins British contest

The US-based start-up, promoted and run by NRIs, is an automated interview platform to assist organisations screen and hire techies faster.

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The four other winning startups in the contest are Congruent Solutions, FRILP.com, Tone Tag and Agrima Infotech.

"The event also helped us to understand the business landscape to tap right opportunities," Talview chief executive Sanjoe Jose said in a statement.

The British government also offered Talview free work space in the start-up facility (The Landing), which is a part of the media city in Manchester.

"The one week spent in Britain gave us lot of exposure about the way of doing
business, the market potential and opportunities," Jose recalled.

Talview plans to make Britain headquarters of planned European operations.

Online hiring firm Talview wins British contest

Talview also bagged a one-year membership in TechHub, providing it access to its co-working centres in Boston, London and Bengaluru. Set up in May 2012 as Interview Master, the company's innovative video platform is based on the concept of asynchronous video interviews.

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Recruiters the world over use Talview's tool to hire talent for Fortune 500 in IT, engineering, pharma and BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance).

Cognizant, ABB, Wockhardt, Teamlease, Cipla, ABC Consultants, and JSW are some of Talview's clients among other global firms.

Talview is funded by Mayfield, a leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital fund.

Source: IANS

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