Passion, determination, and courage! Certainly, they are the true example of it. These 3 young individuals are all set to etch their success story. They gave a shape to an amazing startup “Talview” which is solving the problems of many people. But how do they do it? let’s dig deeper into their tale.
Recognizing the potential of the idea, Sanjoe and Mani came up with to help alumni conduct mock interviews for juniors on the IIT campus.
“The alumni could be based anywhere in the world and they also had unpredictable schedules. So they thought of making the interview videos available online to the alumni, who could access them at their convenience. Many of the alumni came back to us and suggested we make our automated videos available as a service,” says Sanjoe, founder at Talview.
At the time, the tool was rudimentary, completely manual, and had to be backed up by Google Docs. Sanjoe and Mani were batch mates in the MBA program at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, from where they graduated in 2011. Jobin and Sanjoe were in school together in Kothamangalam, around 50km from Kochi.
Sanjoe founded Talview in 2012 and has been driving the vision and strategy since inception. He is also responsible for new initiatives and product strategy. He is an Engineer from Cochin University and an MBA from IIT Bombay.
He is passionate about building technologies especially leveraging smartphones which can impact the world.Previously, he has worked with MNCs like National Instruments and L&T. He was part of core teams building world class cloud based tech applications.
Jobin is responsible for operations management, product implementation and rolls out. Previously, he has played a significant role in developing IP Licensing Business for Embedded Software and Multimedia Products as a Project Coordinator.
He has also worked as a design engineer for a partner of Defense Research and Development Organization Labs. He is an Engineer from MG University.
Subramanian (Mani) is responsible for product development and research. He has played an instrumental role in developing technology products for multiple startups in the past. He is an Engineer from Anna University and has a Post Graduate Degree in Management from IIT Bombay.
He is also an Erasmus alumnus at TU–Munchen, Germany, and a DAAD scholarship holder. He is a visiting faculty for Statistics and is a published author.
They have two main products. Talview Assessments includes Automated Video Interviews, Live Interviews, Video Proctoring to avoid fraudulence, Code tests, English Grammar tests, Simulations etc
Talview Talent Insights is the world’s first hiring solution that harnesses the power of advanced data science and machine learning algorithms, video-audio analysis, social media analytics, psycholinguistics, speech recognition along with the experience of enabling three million video responses to help companies build better teams and gain competitive advantage.
They have received two rounds of investment from Venture Nursery and Mayfield and were associated with Venture University Accelerator.They acquired the customers largely through founders and investors’ circle. Their revenue model is based on annual user subscription fees.
They have recently set foot in Singapore and the future looks promising. They have closed several deals and have warm prospects in Singapore. Their plans for the future is to have strong-hold in the APAC countries.