AI driven HR tech solutions company, EdGE Networks, secured a $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Kalaari Capital with Ventureast as co-investor. The company intends to use the capital to build upon its early success in the HR technology space, to accelerate go-to market strategy, product innovation and global expansion. It plans to strengthen its core product offerings for Workforce Optimisation and Talent Acquisition.\n\nThe next phase of product development with data science driven innovation across Talent Transformation and Workforce Planning will aim to prepare customers for the future of work and continuous upgradation of their manpower. Geographical and vertical expansion are two areas that the company will pursue across the next phase of growth.\n\nThe startup harnesses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to solve the toughest talent acquisition and workforce optimization challenges faced by large and mid-sized organizations and has delivered significant cost and efficiency benefits to its enterprise customers.\n\nArjun Pratap, founder and CEO of EdGE Networks noted, \u201cWe are delighted to partner with our new investors whose collective track-record and experience of building companies will be invaluable as we work together to build a best-in-class HR technology company to transform workforces. This funding will allow us to strengthen our technology, expand our team and move forward to realise our global ambitions.\u201d\n\n\u201cAI-driven solutions are fast taking main-stage in solving real problems faced by enterprises and opening up opportunities for step changes in business processes and cost innovations. EdGE Networks is at the forefront of AI-led HR innovation and we are excited to partner with them in their journey. Arjun and his team bring a rare combination of technology excellence, business innovation and enterprise experience and we wish them great success in the years to come,\u201d said Sumit Jain, Partner at Kalaari Capital.\n\n\u201cWorkforce optimization and right talent acquisition are critical for success in an increasingly tech driven environment. The team at EdGE are building an AI driven solution to address the future challenges in HR management. We are happy to become a part of their growth and success story through this investment,\u201d said Siddhartha Das, General Partner at Ventureast.\n\nEdGE works with customers like Wipro, HCL, Virtusa and several others. The startup is also an innovation partner with National Skills Development Corporation of India (NSDC).