HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Snag top IT sign ups through Hackertrail

They aim to multiply their clients ten times in the next year.

When Redmart employees thought it was already enough of a shock to hire five IT talents within a span of just five weeks, it definitely underestimated what data analytics could do. The Redmart team was even more surprised to find out that their freshest recruits were hired from top companies in the IT industry. Through employing the services of Hackertrail, Redmart avoided the traditional rigorous talent search and found the best candidates in the highly-competitive IT industry.

Dubbed as a curated marketplace for IT talent, Hackertrail uses clever technology and gamification to source, engage, curate and connect the right candidates with the right job opportunities. Tech industry veteran and Hackertrail founder Tushar Tejuja says that his startup transforms a candidate’s into a set of data points which are objectively aligned to each available role in the market.

As with most other startups, Tejuja brought his idea to life with his own money, engaged an angel investor, and delivered a product. As one of the startups supported by Javelin Startup-O Victory Fund, Hackertrail is able to gain access to a growing network of experts with multi-dimensional incentives. More importantly, Javelin Startup-O pegged the round and the terms for Hackertail, allowing them to get more investors on board.

“Using technology, we take the human bias out of recruitment. Once we understand the employer’s brand and their recruitment needs, we automate the sourcing, engaging and curation of candidates without the employer having to lift a finger. This allows them to focus their energy on the best candidates. We help companies step outside old school recruiting practices and hire the right talent using an end to end technology solution, without human bias. As a recruitment platform, we’re location agnostic in our search for top talent,” Tejuja says.

Tejuja shares that to make Hackertrail a clear reality, he had to understand the pain of recruitment as well as a candidate’s mindset. “I became a pseudo career counsellor for a number of months helping techies with their resume and helping them connect with people from my network to get them a job. There was a time when random people were calling me frequently just so I can straighten out their resume,” he says.

At the present, Hackertrail is fundraising for their seed round, looking to raise a total of S$900,000. Tejuja says that in the next twelve months, they aim to multiply their clients ten times and their market twice.

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