14 Nov '12, 11am

In Philippines, Kickstart Ventures invests USD100k in online jobs training platform Kalibrr

In Philippines, Kickstart Ventures invests USD100k in online jobs training platform Kalibrr

In Philippines, Kickstart Ventures invests USD100k in online jobs training platform Kalibrr November 14, 2012 by Terence LEE Philippine startup Kalibrr announced today that it has received PHP4 million (USD100k) in seed funding from Kickstart Ventures , a business incubator that is wholly-owned by Globe Telecom . Kalibrr aims to close the skills gap in the thriving business process outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which according the the startup, only has a 5% hiring rate. The company solves the problem by providing online job training and assessment tools to job applicants. Once they complete the program, they’ll be referred to Kalibrr’s partners for a job interview. Applicants can use the website free-of-charge, while companies pay a fixed fee for every hire. The Business Processing Association projects that the country’s BPO sector will employ 1.3 million people...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2012/11/14/in-philippines-kick...

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