Belong, a Bangalore, India-based predictive outbound hiring platform provider, raised $10m in Series B funding.
The round was led by Sequoia Capital India, with participation from existing investor Matrix Partners India. In conjunction with the funding, Gautam Mago, Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India Advisors, joined Belong’s Board of Directors, which includes Tarun Davda, Managing Director at Matrix Partners India, and Raju Reddy, Founder and ex-CEO of Sierra Atlantic.
The company will use the funds to accelerate product development, expand sales and support operations, and hire new talent across engineering, data science, enterprise sales and customer success.
Founded in 2014 by Vijay Sharma, CEO, Belong uses machine intelligence to provide an outbound hiring Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for businesses to discover and target talent, engage candidates through personalized interactions, and accelerate hiring cycles.
The company, which serves such industry leaders as Cisco, Amazon, UHG, Tesco, Reliance Jio and ThoughtWorks, has also launched Belong Experts, a platform-based solution that connects employers to a verified network of independent talent experts for start-to-finish hiring support.
Launched as a pilot last year, Belong Experts is already being used by Uber, LendingKart, Xola and Postman.