Mumbai-based Skills Alpha is one of the newest start-ups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem which helps the corporate employees to learn and develop their skills has raised $450K in Angel funding round from Mr. Ganesh Natarajan.
Ganesh Natarajan an IT veteran and former CEO of Zensar Technologies has a stake of 60-65% in the company.
The company which was founded in 2016 and run by Jaideep Kewalramani CEO of Skills Alpha, offers a dashboard where employees can see where they stand in their career and what they need to do if they want to climb up the skills levels. Skills Alpha provides three-dimensional skills through bite-sized content and curated learning path.
Jaideep Kewalramani ,CEO,Skills Alpha said, “The whole premise of Skills Alpha is how we start by infusing aspiration and if one has aspiration how can that be aligned with the organisation’s growth path and then how do they acquire these skills to be successful. Skill Alpha uses all new technologies like cognitive, AI, gamification, bots and what you have. LMS just becomes one element of the platform.”
“We are democratising the whole process of employees acquiring skills, we want to turn the learning happening in organization upside down,” he added.
It is incubated at 5F world, founded by Natarajan – a meta startup platform which invests in digitally enabled communities, skills focused startups and digital technology.
“5F World will try and leverage on its corporate and investor connect to startups that they will invest in. We want to get deeply involved with companies. None of the funds enable their expertise and networking to help the startups. We want to fill that void. We want to leverage our access to corporates to allow startups.”, Mr. Natarajan said.
It plans to partner with content providers, content curators, coaches, mentors, market evangelists, and content producers for delivering the content. It targets companies having an employee count of 2000+.