In two developments in Indian startup space, career portal for woman acquires online counselling platform LoveDoctor while employee engagement portal inFeedo raises funding.
SHEROES buys online counselling platform LoveDoctor
SHEROES, the career portal for women owned and operated by Delhi-based Applied Life Pvt. Ltd, acquired an online counselling platform, LoveDoctor.in, for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Avani Parekh, founder and chief executive officer, LoveDoctor.in, will join SHEROES as director of community and empathy, and focus on building a career helpline #AskMonica to counsel and guide women.
“SHEROES already offers mentoring and career helpline support to its community and this (purchase of LoveDoctor.in) will integrate with those efforts. Women need to navigate several issues, as they navigate their work and life and having LoveDoctor become part of the SHEROES family will help us address those needs,” said Sairee Chahal, founder SHEROES.
Operating for over two years, LoveDoctor.in provides love, relationship, and sexual health counselling through web-based chat messenger, email, SMS and through messaging mobile application, WhatsApp.
“I hope that through this merger women feel safe, supported, and heard every single day through our counselling and other support channels… we know that women have questions about love, relationships and sex too—but are shy, scared, or fear retaliation if they ask,” said Parekh in a statement.
inFeedo raises funds from HNIs
Employee engagement platform inFeedo raised an undisclosed amount of funding, led by Dheeraj Jain, managing partner Redcliffe Capital, a UK-based hedge fund.
Palash Jain, a former Google India core operations head also participated in the round along with other high net-worth individuals (HNIs), Radcliffe said in a statement on Friday.
The company plans to use the funds for international expansion, invest in technology and human resources.
“We have heard stellar feedback from their (inFeedo’s) clients on how they have arrested attrition and helped boost employee productivity. It’s efficient SaaS (software as a service) model will enable them to manage culture in organisations across the globe,” said Dheeraj.
Founded in 2013 by Tanmaya Jain and Varun Puri, inFeedo operates by providing chatbot software as SaaS to other businesses.
The chatbot called Amber “talks to employees at specific intervals in their lifecycle (of the job) and based on their chats, auto generate culture reports for HR (human resource) leaders to proactively meet those who’re unhappy, facing troubles or about to leave”, said the company.
A chatbot is a messaging software based on artificial intelligence technology that can converse with human users.