Saurab Chawla, Bhuvan Gupta & Hemant Agrawal – Codeground – Matrix Partners
Here is COO Saurab Chawla, CTO Bhuvan Gupta and CEO Hemant Agrawal pitching Codeground – a recruitment Startup. This was one of 9 Startups that presented at the Connecting Ideas With Money session this morning @Lounge47.
Codeground was born in August 2014, as just an idea. Things began to happen fairly quickly and the team soon had a prototype ready in August 2015. They started to experiment with it and pick up powerful market feedback.
Their finding was that the solution was well received by both test takers and HR/Recruiters. 10,000 assessments were run in total, feedback collected and the product fine-tuned. Marketing was turned on to go pan-India. A coding event with 1000+ colleges was conducted and 9,000 software programmers from all over India participated.
The platform has conducted a total of 80000+ assessments in the past 1 year and has 100+ customers including paying customers.
Saurabh is a B.Tech graduate, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida and has 5 years of Industry experience. He had founded a Startup called “Think1Future” creating desktop applications and CRM solutions for schools and colleges. He then joined Abyeti Technologies where he launched Codeground. His partner Bhuvan is also from the same institute and has 5 years work experience in desktop, enterprise and SAAS-based solutions. Hemant is an MCA from Delhi University and has 15+ years of industry experience working as a Technologist, Project and Delivery Manager in Trilogy Solutions, Passenger, Versata and now serves as a Director at Abyeti Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Their other team member Shankar Sathiamurti who was not present, is an MBA from IIM Lucknow with 10+ years of experience working as technologist and Marketeer for Google, Microsoft and Suntec Corporation.