TheRollNumber, a platform that verifies, attests and issues blockchain-based credentials has closed a Pre-Seed funding round, led by India Accelerator, Artha Venture Fund and Rudraksh ventures. Founded in 2020 by Sai Raghavendra Sharma, Accelerated by India Accelerator and a DPIIT approved venture, TheRollNumber focuses on Digitisation of records not restricted to education degrees/Graduation certificates but also extended to employment, birth certificates and many more also providing background verification service for employers in 60% less time and 40% lower costs.
The injected funds will be used for product development and deployment. The Govt. of India is bullish on Blockchain and its use cases, and TheRollNumber has already initiated its conversations with the respective departments. India has close to 900+ universities and 30% of the universities do have proper infrastructure for digitisation and verification services. TheRollNumber is helping all the educational institutions digitise their records free of cost and is placing them on TheRollNumber’s blockchain network. The blockchain startup is bringing India’s first credential tracking system which helps individuals control their data and make them understand the value of data.
In a statement, Sai Raghavendra Sharma, Founder, TheRollNumber says, “India’s credential system is extremely sensitive and fragmented area. We believe, blockchain could bring a huge impact and help reduce the fake and fraudulent credentials circulating in the market. Bringing a decentralised system would benefit a lot in such sensitive areas.The Indian government has recognised the need for stronger technology-led interventions for the increasingly critical digitisation space.” TheRollNumber was selected in the top 100 startups in MSINS MSW organized by the Govt. of Maharashtra in the space of Governance.
Mona Singh, Co-Founder of IA said, We are elated to invest in The RollNumber as the blockchain segment has erupted the tech industry and comping up with the new innovations. After witnessing the companies fast revenue growth and strategic commitment to their product, we were determined to led this round into the startup . Anirudh A Damani, Managing Partner, Artha Venture Fund, said, "This our first investment from the Artha Access program. The program focuses on the pre-seed funding segment through associations with various accelerator programs. We are thrilled with this partnership, and we look forward to supporting more investments through established accelerators like India Accelerator."
"The physical restrictions over the past 18 months have created barriers for effective background screening of candidates. The team at TheRollNumber removes these barriers with their cost-friendly proposition providing significant time-saving. This funding round fits well into our investment ethos of solving a real human problem by leveraging cutting-edge technology", he added.