“There are over 250 million blue and grey collar workers in India at present and providing meaningful employment opportunities to this segment is one of the biggest challenges in our country. Apna has built a unique product where users quickly come together in professional communities, an unmet need so far,” said Harshjit Sethi, Principal at Sequoia Capital India.
Built by former Apple, LinkedIn and Grab employees, the start-up has engaged 1.2 million users on the platform since its launch in December 2019.
“We want to uplift the workers who form the backbone of the economy and provide them a platform to grow in their career,” said Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of the Bengaluru-headquartered startup.
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