Career assessment firm SkillWiz has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Mumbai Angels and other India and Singapore-based angels, reports The Economic Times. The company plans to use the investment raised for product development, sales and marketing and hiring.
SkillWiz has developed a career assessment product which helps individuals assess their functional skills and competencies, by benchmarking themselves against the industry requirements and their peers, to figure out their strengths and weaknesses.
It allows users to choose their preferred industry and functional areas and then select skills from categories such as aptitude, finance, human resources among others for assessment. It currently offers free and premium memberships, although there is no pricing information on the website.
The ET report also mentions that Mumbai Angels has invested an undisclosed amount in the interactive e-book publishing platform MangoSense. Its currently not clear where the company plans to use the funds raised.
Founded in August 2011, MangoSense currently offers three products — MangoEditor, MangoReader and MangoStore. MangoEditor is a story book builder platform which is currently in beta and allows authors to create e-books with interactive elements such as images, videos, maps and quizzes among others. It also offers games and widget integration and also enables authors to create storybooks from existing books, provided the publisher has made it available for public modification. MangoStore is an e-commerce store which allows users to preview, read and purchase e-books or a specific chapter of an e-book.
MangoReader is a mobile application which allows users to read books, take notes, answer quizzes and look up words in the dictionary. It also claims to offer multilingual stories in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Spanish and others. The app is currently available on Android, iPad, Amazon Kindle and Windows.
The company had come up with a system that would help surgeons interact with elements on a screen without touching it. Founded by Rohildev N, the company is incubated at Kochi’s Startup Village. They have developed various products such as Fin, FernePlayer and Tryara. Fin is a small device that you can wear on your palm and then control TV using gestures. FernePlayer is a free music player for smartphones while Tryara is a virtual trial room which allows users to try out various jewellery designs.
The company also builds touch-less interfaces for websites and apps that can be navigated using gestures, read by a webcam. It was also among the 50 startups selected for Pioneers Festival — one of Europe’s largest startup events — recently.