Hush, employee-focused HR firm co-founded by two ex-Yahoo workers and based out of Bangalore, has recently secured ₹4.5 crores (~US$ 641,000) following unanticipated growth in its userbase and a fresh funding round. Emerging as the go-to workplace app for employees from over 300 companies, Hush has also gained a higher number of employees within each company ‘cohorts’. Existing investors, Accel, Shamik Sharma (Business Head at Curefit), and an angel investor participated in the round.
Additionally, the company has added Nikhil Raj, Co-Founder of Paysa.com, to their advisory board.
The new round of funds will be utilised to expand the Hush team, grow the platform’s user base, and most importantly, launch new features on the app.
Founded in September 2017, by Ashutosh Dabral and Umesh Joshi [L-R in above picture], Hush is an employee-focused HR tech firm that provides a voice to employees and helps them move to the next level in their career. The platform also allows verified employees to rate their CEOs and CXOs. Employees of startups such as Flipkart, Ola and Practo and larger firms like Accenture, Adobe, IBM, TCS, and Infosys use Hush to get answers to their workplace and career related queries.
Before founding Hush, both of its co-founders Dabral and Joshi, had earlier worked together at Yahoo for 2.5 years and later launched their first venture together in 2016 with expertise in product management and building cutting-edge technology for consumer tech products. The duo have expertise in product management and building cutting-edge technology for consumer tech products.
The fresh raise will strengthen the brand’s growth narrative and help them reach out to a wider audience through the introduction of cutting-edge technology. Ranging from career advice to various internal discussions, the platform has seen a wide range of use cases over the course of time. With the inclusion of new-age tech, Hush looks to create more features for employees to have access to.
At present, a user spends an average of 10 minutes per day on the app. Moving forward, Hush predicts the platform will onboard an additional 1000 companies within a year. The company has also observed an uptick in the usage of their platform’s newly-launched modules ‘Salary Data’ and ‘Career Advice.’
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