Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Rajan Anandan, Binny Bansal also participated in the round
August 12, 2015, New Delhi: SHEROES.in – a jobs and career community for women has raised an angel round from Raghav Bahl & Ritu Kapur led Quintillion Media (publishers of TheQuint.com), 500 Startups and a group of individuals including Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Rajan Anandan, Binny Bansal, Mekin Maheshwari, Girish Mathrubhootham, Indus Khaitan and Krishna Mehra.
SHEROES.in helps women find opportunities including work from home jobs, part time jobs, corporate roles, startup options including other entrepreneurial options like franchising and affiliates. It is a community where women can find mentorship, career resources and career content along with career advice. SHEROES.in works with companies to power their workforce needs including diversity and helps them build women centric channels. With over 6000 companies and half a million women professionals on the platform, SHEROES.in has already processed over a million service requests for its community members.
SHEROES.in Founder Sairee Chahal, says, “It was important to bring in the right kind of investors, as we build a high impact, high growth organization. Our investors truly believe in the purpose and vision of SHEROES.in and we are delighted to have them support us. The raise will help SHEROES.in improve the quality of its product and scale its community.”
Ritu Kapur, Co-Founder Quintillion Media says, “Sairee and her team have created a unique opportunity for Indian women, empowering them with access to careers, while allowing them to work from where they’re most productive. SHEROES.in is a rare enterprise opening up corporates and other employers to a very active work force.
We are delighted to be with Sairee as she innovates on building a never-before business model in India.”
Pankaj Jain of 500 Startups says, “I have known Sairee for a few years now and have always been impressed by her passion to help Indian women find flexible work opportunities. When I found out Sairee had finally decided to raise money for SHEROES.in, I reached out to her and asked how I could help. All of us at 500 Startups are very excited to work with Sairee and the SHEROES.in team in their mission to empower Indian women find great, flexible opportunities and to help Indian businesses find highly qualified talent from all over India.”
SHEROES.in is the career destination for women in India. It offers the largest OpportunityScape for women seeking options at various life stages. SHEROES.in offers the most diverse range of engagement formats to women including corporate jobs, returning professionals programs, partner programs, work from home jobs, part time work, freelancing, franchising, mompreneur programs and internship programs. Over 6000 companies use SHEROES.in to be connected with talented women professionals. SHEROES.in partners actively with the startup eco-system to enhance entrepreneurial connect to women. The SHEROES.in Community has access to high growth career resources, mentorship and support. SHEROES.in engages with businesses to help them connect with female talent in the form of employees, partners, customers and business owners.