Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley based Granddaddy of startup accelerators, had accepted Filipino company Kalibrr into its program, making it the first startup in the country to achieve the feat.
Kalibrr has burst onto the Philippine startup scene with its solution of providing online job training and assessment tools to job applicants. It is meant to close the skills gap in the country’s thriving business process outsourcing industry. Read more
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. Read more