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Staffing start-up Xpheno to raise $5-6 m

Xpheno, a Bengaluru-based start-up focussing on hiring specialists in mid-level positions, plans to raise $5-6 million by January. The 45-day-old company was started by A Kamal Karanth, former Managing Director, Kelly Services India, along with ET Anil Kumar, former Managing Director, RGF India.
They have jointly invested ₹4 crore in the new venture. The external funds will be used to expand across all metros and build a technology platform that can serve talent and client organisations efficiently... read more...

Kamal and Anil

Kamal Karanth & Anil Kumar ET launch Xpheno for super specialty hiring

Marking a key exit from the staffing firm, Kelly Services, that set shop in India in 2001, its managing director, Kamal Karanth has decided to leave the firm. He is currently serving his notice. Karanth, plans to take a two-month break, post which he will roll out his own venture in the talent space. His plans to create something of his own were simmering for the past few months and that is why he decided to leave Kelly and focus on that full time... read more...

economictimes

Specialist staffing company Xpheno launched

Kamal Karanth A, former managing director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia, has joined hands with Anil Kumar ET, former managing director of RGF Select India, to launch Xpheno, a specialist staffing firm, to address growing demand for niche talent in industries such as engineering, IT, life sciences and consumer retail. One month into the business, Xpheno already has 30 clients on board and has put in place a 30-member team including four business leaders... read more...

TOI Business

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch biz venture

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company.
Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India... read more...

Business Standard

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch biz venture

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company.
Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India... read more... 

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch business venture Xpheno

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company. Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India. Headquartered in Bengaluru with offices in Chennai, Gurugram, Mumbai and Hyderabad, Xpheno plans to expand to all the metros, a company release said... read more...

Ex MD of Kelly Services India and Ex MD of RGF India Announce New Biz Venture

Kamal Karanth A, former Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia along with Anil Kumar ET former Managing Director of RGF India, have announced their new venture. Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, Life Sciences, Consumer Retail and Engineering Sectors in India. Xpheno will be a one stop shop for companies who need professionals on project as well as direct hires. Xpheno will also focus on sourcing for the lucrative US Staffing business... read more...

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch biz venture

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company.

Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India.

Headquartered in Bengaluru with offices in Chennai, Gurugram, Mumbai and Hyderabad, Xpheno plans to expand to all the metros, a company release said... read more...

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch biz venture

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company.

Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India... read more...

moneycontrol1

Former Kelly Services and RGF India MDs launch specialist HR firm

Kamal Karanth A, former Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia along with Anil Kumar ET, Former Managing Director of RGF India, have launched a specialist staffing firm. The new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, Life Sciences, Consumer Retail and Engineering Sectors in India... read more...

Former MDs of Kelly Services, RGF India launch business venture

Former managing directors of Kelly Services India and RGF India have come together in announcing the launch of a new venture, Xpheno, a specialist staffing company.

Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET, who bring with them a collective experience of over 30 years in staffing business, launched Xpheno to address growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India... read more...

Ex Managing Directors Of Kelly Services India And RGF India Announce New Business Venture

Kamal Karanth A, Ex Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia along with Anil Kumar ET Ex Managing Director of RGF India, have announced their new venture. Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, Life Sciences, Consumer Retail and Engineering Sectors in India. Xpheno will be a one stop shop for companies who need professionals on project as well as direct hires. Xpheno will also focus on sourcing for the lucrative US Staffing business.

Kamal and Anil bring with them, a collective experience of over 30 years, in the staffing business. The duo plan to raise Series A Funding in the next 3-6 months. The funds will be used to expand across all metros and to build a technology platform that can serve talent and client organisations efficiently. Xpheno will specifically focus on meeting the shortage of skills in emerging technologies, which presents a significant growth opportunity for the company... read more... 

A new Staffing company Xpheno promises to solve hiring challenges

Getting the right talent for the right job has been a challenge for many HR professionals. Not just it requires great tenacity to source them from the right network but also involves a lot of hard-core negotiations to retain them. According to the report by Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the Indian IT flexi staffing industry was worth $3.04 billion in 2016-2017 and is expected to witness significant growth till 2021 across top states and sectors of the country.

In order to simplify this, Karanth A, Ex Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia along with Anil Kumar ET Ex Managing Director of RGF India, have announced their new venture. Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, Life Sciences, Consumer Retail and Engineering Sectors in India... read more...

Kelly Services Malaysia’s former MD co-launches specialist staffing startup

Kamal Karanth A, former Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia, along with Anil Kumar ET, former Managing Director at RGF India, have announced their new venture.

Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, life sciences, consumer retail and engineering sectors in India.

Xpheno will be a one-stop shop for companies who need professionals on project as well as direct hires. Xpheno will also focus on sourcing for the lucrative US Staffing business.

Kamal and Anil bring with them, a collective experience of over 30 years, in the staffing business. The duo plan to raise Series A Funding in the next three to six months. The funds will be used to expand across all metros and to build a technology platform that can serve talent and client organisations efficiently.

Xpheno will specifically focus on meeting the shortage of skills in emerging technologies, which presents a significant growth opportunity for the company.

Xpheno currently works with over 30 clients and plans to add another 200 clients to its portfolio in the next six months.

staffingindustry

Former Kelly Services Md Launches Specialist Staffing Firm With Former Rgf India Md

Kamal Karanth A, former managing director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia, has partnered with Anil Kumar, former managing director of RGF Select India, to launch Xpheno, a specialist staffing firm, reports the Economic Times. The new staffing firm aims to address growing demand for niche talent in industries such as engineering, IT, life sciences and consumer retail... read more...

Kamal Karanth A and Anil Kumar ET launch Xpheno

Kamal Karanth A, Ex Managing Director at Kelly Services India and Malaysia along with Anil Kumar ET Ex Managing Director of RGF India, have announced their new venture. Xpheno, a specialist staffing company, will address the growing demand for skilled talent in industries like IT, Life Sciences, Consumer Retail and Engineering Sectors in India. Xpheno will be a one stop shop for companies who need professionals on project as well as direct hires. Xpheno will also focus on sourcing for the lucrative US Staffing business.

Kamal and Anil bring with them, a collective experience of over 30 years, in the staffing business. The duo plan to raise Series A Funding in the next 3-6 months. The funds will be used to expand across all metros and to build a technology platform that can serve talent and client organisations efficiently. Xpheno will specifically focus on meeting the shortage of skills in emerging technologies, which presents a significant growth opportunity for the company. The founders plan to build an INR 100 crore business over the next 2 years. The vision is to create an INR 1000 crore organisation over the next 5-7 years... read more...

Financial Chronicle

Hiring in manufacturing to stay flat in near future

“Hiring in the sector has been declining and it will remain flat at least for the next two quarters as we do not see any development that can bring in any significant change in the sector,” said Kamal Karanth, co-founder of specialist staffing company Xpheno and former managing director of Kelly Services... read more...

TOI Business

Auto sector’s R&D boost attracts talent from electrical, electronics departments

With the government's focus on electric vehicles (EVs), emergence of self-driving cars and analytics coming into the fore, auto companies are now targeting fresh talent from computer science, electronic or electrical engineering branches for their R & D research. Automobile major Ashok Leyland is now recruiting from the electrical and electronic departments, as opposed to the resources in mechanical engineering they have always had. "Hiring patterns have changed, keeping in mind the evolving needs of the auto industry," said Uma Rao, VP, corporate HR, Ashok Leyland...read more...