Google's Rajan Anandan, Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Flipkart's Binny Bansal participate in angel round; startup founded by Saisree Chahal.
A bevy of investors including Google's Rajan Anandan, Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Flipkart's Binny Bansal has invested in a startup that helps women find career opportunities.
Sheroes.in, a jobs and career community for women founded by Sairee Chahal, has raised its angel round of funding worth around Rs 5 crore. The funding was led by Raghav Bahl-owned Quintillion Media and 500 Startups. Other investors included Freshdesk's Girish Mathrubootham, entrepreneurs Indus Khaitan of Bitzer Mobile (which was acquired by Oracle) and Krishna Mehra of Capillary Technologies, Chahal said.
"The company has a clearly articulated opportunity, and has already shown some level of traction," said Anandan, Google India's managing director and one of the country's most active angel investors. Ten years from now, Sheroes should have impacted the lives of 100 million women. It is globally scalable, and will go beyond India, Anandan added.
The startup focuses on career options including work-from-home jobs, part-time jobs, corporate opportunities, franchising, resellers, partnerships and startups for women. According to estimates, there are close to 15 lakh women in India who have had to take a mid-career break for some reason or the other.
Sheroes plans use the angel round proceeds to invest in community and product.
Sheroes is the largest professional forum for women in the world, Chahal claimed. "The core of our philosophy is to help women navigate career stages and find work that fits their life."
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