TalentNext recently secured around $1 million in its seed funding round. The current round was led by Karanpal Singh, Managing Director at KJS Cement, while a few other angel investors have also participated.
TalentNext is a leading on-line platform that connects all forms of talent (e.g. actors/models, dancers, musicians, voiceovers, etc) to the casting community for films, televisions shows, commercial ad films, live events, theater (performing arts) and other formats of entertainment.
Casting professionals list an audition or job for free while being able to manage applications and browse through talents profiles online. Talent can sign up for free and create a basic profile on the platform. For a small monthly fee, they can upgrade to a tiered membership model that allows for unlimited access to auditions, jobs, higher level of status on the “trending or verified profile, and additional storage for photos, videos, and audio files to the profile.
Shekhar Purohit, founder of TalentNext, said, “There maybe a singer or an actor based out of Dharamsala that wants to get noticed and has no access. These individuals can get on to TalentNext while creating their profiles they can upload a YouTube video, a Soundcloud audio clip and reach out to casting directors in real time for anything from films to television shows and web series.”
TalentNext will utilize the funding for business expansion, reaching out to maximum people.