As we announced our exciting funding news, the tech world took note. The $3.5 million invested in iMerit by Khosla Impact, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and Omidyar Network highlighted the importance of our work, and how central it is to the way work is done today.
Take a look at some of the features!
From Forbes :
“India’s tech boom during the 2000s did not reach places like Metiabruz, a predominantly Muslim community near Kolkata, on the country’s eastern tip. Like other marginalized groups, its 700,000 or so residents lacked high-tech skills. Few women or girls worked at all.
“In 2012, former HP executive Radha Basu opened a center in Metiabruz to train young women in data analysis, cloud support and other digital services. Since then, her Palo Alto, Calif.-based social enterprise firm, iMerit, has hired more than 250 women in Metiabruz, who serve clients including Microsoft MSFT +0.00%, eBay EBAY +0.00% and Catholic Relief Services . They make up to 10 times what their families once earned.”
From USA Today :
“Wednesday, Radha Basu, the former general manager of Hewlett-Packard’s $1.5 billion channel business, announced that iMerit, the company she founded to help train and prepare millions of marginalized youth in the USA and India for the digital jobs of the future, raised $3.5 million. She’s enlisted the help of Michael and Susan Dell, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.”
From International Business Times :
“From verifying drivers’ documents for a San Francisco-based cab-hailing network provider to validating information on hotels and travel sites to data and image categorizations for online shopping sites, iMerit is finding willing learners among India’s poor youth. Some start with no more than the equivalent of a local high school diploma, and no knowledge of English, to become skilled workers at iMerit through training. The company is able to do this through a combination of machine automation and training its employees on new technologies and software.”