Atma desires to make job looking in Indonesia simpler – TechCrunch

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Atma, an Indonesian startup that wishes to make job looking much less painful, introduced at present it has raised $5 million in pre-seed funding led by AC Ventures, with participation from World Founders Capital. Strategic buyers within the spherical included founders and executives from GoTo Group, Advance Intelligence Group, Ula, Lummo, Kopi Kenangan, Sampoerna Strategic, MMS Group and Xiami.

The funding might be used for hiring, with plans to develop Atma’s headcount from about 30 workers to 100, product growth and its go-to-market technique. 

The platform targets the decrease and middle-income section of the working-age inhabitants in Indonesia, or folks incomes lower than 10 million IDR a month (or about $700 USD). Atma says as much as over 100 million folks in Indonesia match into this class.

Edy Tan, co-founder and CEO of Atma, previously labored as vp of driver earnings at Gojek. 

Tan informed TechCrunch that a part of his tasks at GoJek included enhancing drivers’ livelihoods in a sustainable means. Through the peak of the pandemic, driver earnings dropped by 80% on common. In consequence, Tan started in search of different means for drivers to make income. Throughout that point, he stated, “I found that drivers usually wished earnings stability extra so than greater earnings.” Intrigued, he started to have a look at the financial alternative panorama for the decrease and center earnings section. 

“It quickly turned obvious to me that the job marketplace for the decrease and center earnings section is essentially damaged and ripe for innovation when most job seekers described their job search expertise as emotionally traumatizing and corporations typically described their candidate search expertise as a random stroll,” he stated. 

For job seekers, Atma is constructing a cell app. Once they begin making use of for jobs, job seekers will undergo a screening course of, together with their {qualifications}, abilities and cultural match. Atma’s app will even present them with real-time job software updates, so job seekers don’t endure being ghosted after submitting an software. For employers, Atma makes the hiring course of simpler by utilizing knowledge to display screen, assess and kind candidates in order that they know the most effective folks to interview.

 Atma will even embody neighborhood options, like profession growth applications, peer-to-peer studying and the prospect to fulfill with different job seekers. 


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