Workforce development startup Leadburg has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by the IvyCamp platform from enterprise tech veterans, Harsh V. Pant and Ratheesh Raveendran.
Leadburg is a startup in the Self Discovery, Leadership Development and Opportunity matching space, led and founded by LSE and Harvard alumnus Sangeeth Verghese. Co-founders include Sangeeth's fellow World Economic Forum Leader and UN Fellow Vidyadhar, and multiple patents holder in Cloud Computing Akshay Chandrasekhar.
Sangeeth has been working on the idea in the field of a mobile app based Leadership & Self Discovery Games since 2016. Impressed by the vision and unique value potential, Enterprise Software longtimers and IIT Alumnus Harsh P. and Ratheesh R who have decades of experience in various aspects of Enterprise Management and Automation, ranging from Product Management to Consulting to People Development and Executive Leadership decided to invest in Leadburg.This fund raise was facilitated by IvyCamp.
Leadburg platform and Games enable career planners and seekers to achieve a comparative understanding of themselves in terms of their life skills for the Real World. Leadburg currently has over 300 colleges on its platform and daily usage time per individual is more than 15 mins on the app.
Says Sangeeth Verghese on this investment, "We are excited to have Harsh and Ratheesh on board with us as investors. The value-add they bring to the table, beyond just finances, is their strategic thought process, which we believe would take us to the next level much faster and surer. In fact, even before they took the step to invest, they have been helping us in defining the market, figuring out opportunities and sharpening our technology decisions. IvyCamp has also played a key role by guiding early stage startups like us right from mentoring stage to the fund-raising process."
Anju Gupta, Co-founder and President at IvyCamp, said, “Our long-term vision is to be a partner of choice and enabler for early stage start-ups to achieve their business objectives. Our success in aiding Leadburg raise a investment with savvy investors and Institutions reflects our dedication to helping innovative startups and dedicated teams achieve the support they need. She further added, “Our core is the passion, skills, experience, funding, and connection with the Global Alumni networks from the IITs, IIMs, ISB, BITS, and many other that we bring to our startups.Everything young people do today from career planning, matchmaking, social engagements, and more is driven by finding the “right connect” – which is what Leadburg enables in a very “fun” and engaging way."
Says Harsh Pant in context, "Human Engineering as a Organization Management concept has been around for ages. Only now, we have the Technology to do it right, without huge investment of human time by the corporate HR just to map each person."