Apna – Company Profile

Apna is a leading job search and networking platform for professionals. It caters to white collar as well as blue collar and grey collar jobs. In recent times, Apna has also emerged as the preferred choice for employers. It helps employers find the right candidates in the shortest possible time. Several top companies have availed Apna’s services including the likes of Zomato, Burger King, Bharti AXA, Delhivery, Byju’s, TeamLease Digital, PhonePe, Urban Company, and G4S Global.

Apna was launched in 2019 and since then it has registered exponential growth. It is one of the startups that have reached the ‘Unicorn’ status in the shortest possible time. Apna did it in just around 21 months.

For job seekers, Apna allows them to connect and find jobs via Apna mobile app. As of now, Apna app has more than 10 million downloads. This is evidence to the platform’s growing popularity. With Apna app, users can search and apply for jobs, get job alerts and schedule interviews. The app also allows users to connect and be part of various groups and communities.

Apna app is available in 11 Indian languages and active in 28 cities. The company is aggressively expanding operations in other cities and expects to cover most Indian cities by end of this year. Once entire India is covered, Apna has plans to expand operations to international locations such as US, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.

History

While many job platforms already existed, Apna founder Nirmit Parikh realized that there were a lot of gaps in matching employer needs and candidate profiles. This was especially true for blue and grey collar jobs. As a solution, Nirmit decided to use advanced technology to connect employers and workers. The team carried out extensive research to better understand the problems being faced by all stakeholders. Based on that, the Apna platform and app were launched.

As of now, the company has five million job postings on its platform. Users number around 16 million and a total of 18 million interviews have been conducted. In the next 2-3 years, Apna has plans to increase users to around 2.3 billion people across the globe.

Funding

Apna has received investments worth USD 193.5 million via five rounds of funding. The company received $100 million in September 2021, increasing its valuation to $1.1 billion. Some of the top investors include Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital India, Insight Partners Inc., and Owl Ventures LLC.

Acquisitions

Apna has not made any acquisitions in recent times.

Competitors

Apna competes with rivals such as WorkIndia, Vahan, AbleJobs, MyKaam, Kaamhai and Kaam24.

About the Founder

Apna was founded by Nirmit Parikh. He currently serves as the CEO of Apna. Nirmit is an engineer and has an MBA degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to Apna, Nirmit had worked with Venture Studio, Kno, Inc., Intel Corporation and Apple. Nirmit has also founded other companies such as Incone Technologies and Cruxbot.

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