Sense, makers of an AI-driven talent engagement and communication platform solutions for recruiting, have announced $16 million in Series C funding. Bringing the total funding amount to $40 million to date, this latest round will accelerate innovation and development of the company’s AI-powered talent communication and engagement suite. Key investors in this round include Avataar Venture Partners with additional participation from previous investors including Accel and GV.
“There’s never been a more challenging time in the labour market than today,” explained Anil Dharni, CEO and co-founder of Sense. “Our mission to help companies find the right candidates, fast, is even more critical now during a time when nearly every industry is facing challenges around attracting candidates efficiently – from engagement to retention.”
Sense offers a singular engagement platform powered by AI and machine learning. It enables personalised communication across the entire talent lifecycle at scale, and also automates manual tasks for recruiters. Through this personalised approach, Sense claims its customers experience on average; a 263 per cent increase in candidates screened compared to a manual approach, reduced time to fill by 30-81 per cent and up to 800 hours of recruiter time saved.
Since its inception, Sense has experienced significant growth and is currently servicing more than 400 customers across the globe including Amazon and Kelly Services. This past year the company has doubled its revenue and employee headcount and continues to grow with the recent expansion of its new office in India.
To support Sense India’s growth, Founding Partner of Avataar Venture Partners, Nishant Rao joined the Sense team as a Board Member, bringing his background of delivering value and scaling successful companies in consumer internet and enterprise software. He has been part of several unicorn growth journeys including Ariba, LinkedIn, Freshworks and most recently Zenoti and Zeta.
“Based on my extended stint running LinkedIn in the region and thereby developing a great appreciation for HR tech, I’m really excited about the immense potential Sense holds,” explained Nishant Rao, Sense Board Member. “The macro-shift to contingent labour and gig economy has already grown 10x over the past decade and yet we’ve only just begun scratching the surface. I believe our investments in new products will allow Sense to go from a robust system of engagement to a truly distinctive network / platform play for the future.”