IIT-Kanpur extends Rs 25-lakh seed funds to job hunt startup in UP
Eezy Naukari aims at helping job seekers in rural areas find work opportunities across India
Virendra Singh Rawat | Lucknow May 31, 2017 Last Updated at 17:57 IST
The Kanpur-based company aims to help job seekers in rural areas find work opportunities in the cities across India. The startup was set up by Rahul Patel, who is an alumnus of IIT-Guwahati, along with co-founders Nipun Sareen, Hemant Verma and Mohit Sachan in 2016.
It has grown over the years to increase its presence to 500 villages in four states and handles the profiles of over 15,000 job seekers. The company has been instrumental in the recruitment of candidates in over 20 companies including Snapdeal, Oyo, Glam Studios, Cityfurnish and Amazing Security.
“We are excited about Eezy Naukari, which has the potential for creating a lot of impact by leveraging information technology for generating employment opportunities for the unemployed youth in rural Uttar Pradesh. Funding such high impact social startups aligns well with IIT Kanpur’s INVENT program which has already made investments in six start-ups to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore,” said Dr Sameer Khandekar, Associate Dean, Innovation and Incubation, IIT-Kanpur.