BetterPlace

year funded

2016

lead partner

Digital Trust Platform for Managing India's Blue Collar Workforce

Over the last few decades, India has seen remarkable economic and industrial expansion and growth which have also slowly started to break down several social, educational and service delivery norms. Further, urbanization has led to massive migration from rural to urban cities, in most cases without an identity, which often leads to a trust deficit in any form of alliance or interaction between individuals and entities. Safety, one of the most important needs of every citizen of the country ends up getting compromised in such situations due to absence of credible technology-based solutions.

Solution

The rising incidents of sexual abuse of girls in city schools traumatized Pravin Agarwala, a father of two little girls and a resident of Bangalore to develop a simple technological solution that could address such issues by a process of continuous and reliable safety solutions. This was the genesis for BetterPlace, which aims to provide a trust platform and safety profiles for all citizens and provide safe living solutions for related safety concerns through its web-based service and mobile applications.

BetterPlace’s technology platform offers a comprehensive profiling of every individual across five key areas –  personal, professional, employment, criminal and training. This multi-point verification across digital and offline channels is done using a combination of sources such as Aadhaar (digital ID), traditional background checks as well as crowdsourcing from social media platforms.

Continuous monitoring is enabled by a trust-based system which learns from feedback provided across touchpoints and location data analytics. The platform also allows for users to create profiles which are then verified by BetterPlace. It strives to solve the large social need of safety with its aim to create “A Better Place For A Billion+ Indian Citizens By SAFEPowering Them”.

Impact

BetterPlace has helped employers hire more than 1.5 Million people with the right skills and credentials. They have also helped make 1.2 Million people credit ready using their proprietary trust scoring algorithms and are currently adding 8,000 new individuals daily.

They are trusted by 500+ customers across Blue Collar heavy Industries like Private Security, Logistics, Facility Management, IT/ITES, On-Demand Services, Retail, Schools and more.

About the Founders

Pravin Agarwala, Co-Founder & CEO
Pravin is an IT industry veteran, a globally acknowledged Technology leader, an Entrepreneur and a dreamer. He headed the cloud based computing division for SAP as its Vice President for several years. He is currently the Advisor and Director for several technology-led start-ups besides being the Co-founder & CEO of BetterPlace Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.


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Uday Singh, Co-Founder
Uday is an Engineering Graduate with an MBA to his credit. He has over 4 decades of experience in leading several national & multinational Companies. Currently, he is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SIS Group Enterprises. He is the visualiser and Co-founder of BetterPlace Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.


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Saurabh Tandon, COO
Saurabh has a decade and half worth of experience in analytics and financial services at market leading corporations. He headed quantitative analytics at Mesirow Advanced Strategies a global top 10 fund of hedge funds and more recently was part of senior management at Mu Sigma – the world’s largest pure play decision sciences firm. Saurabh drives all delivery and operations at Better Place Safety Solns. Pvt Ltd.

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