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WhistleTalk Raises $400,000 From Hyderabad Angels

Whistle Talk, a social recruiting platform, has raised $400,000 from Hyderabad Angels in a funding round led by Hyderabad Angels member, Raghu Bathina. The funds will be used to run the operations and market the product. At present, the team size of the startup is 10, however, the company plans to increase the count to 15 in next six months, according to a vccircle report. Based in Bangalore, Whistletalk is a social hiring platform that allows users to share job openings in their team or help friends to find a job and earn a referral bonus. While sharing a job, users can also target other users with whom they want to share the job. The company claims that it has built a matching and virality engine which shares job postings with people who are most likely to benefit from the posting on the user's social network. For recruiters, Whistletalk enables hiring through the social network of the current employees. In return, Whistletalk also allows recruiters to offer a referral bonus to employees. Challenges: We believe that the site will work in favor of job seekers with a wide social network. Apart from that, while using the site we felt that discovery of job offers that are not coming from ones own social network was poor. It's also not clear as to how the company plans to monetize its operations. At the time of writing this article, we found posting a job offer is free of cost. Earlier this year, Hyderabad Angels invested about  Rs 2…

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