Sydney Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup Curious Thing has secured $1.5 million in seed funding just six months after it was founded, as it prepares to roll out its AI-enabled HR software.
The funding was co-led by Singapore-based Qualgro, and Aussie VC Reinventure Group.
Founded in July 2018, Curious Thing is headed up by three founders who are no strangers to the startup life.
Curious Thing is an AI digital interviewer, aimed at smoothing the process of hiring when there are between 50 and 100 applicants.
Recruitment processes in these cases can be incredibly time consuming, and employers tend to spend relatively little time actually reading resumes, Zheng tells StartupSmart.
Curious Thing will “allow everyone a chance to interview with the AI, so hiring managers can make better decisions”, he says.
“We believe it’s an opportunity for us, and the whole talent acquisition market,” he adds.
“Conversational AI will be a massive wave, changing how we interact with machines and with each other.” Read more
Stephanie Palmer-Derrien – Startup Smart – 6 Feb 2019