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With millennials in mind, HR tech startup UpYourGame helps firms curb attrition

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15.11.2018

This Bengaluru-based HR tech startup helps companies gather important data with its AI-based performance management as well as predictor tools.

This year has been all about the emergence of deep tech startups whose offerings hinge on emerging new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Almost all industry sectors are being transformed as these technologies get integrated into day-to-day operations and processes.

The Human Resource Management (HRM) industry isn’t untouched by it either: from hiring and talent management to resource optimisation, employee engagement and performance management, etc., it is being revolutionised by these technologies.

At the same time, there’s been a spurt in HR tech startups over the past few years. Investor interest has picked up too. Tracxn estimates that between 2012 and 2016, over Rs 1,000 crore was invested by VCs in HR startups. Several players co-exist, and more are emerging.

(L-R) Sofia Chand, Tejas Kamath, Kishore Chand, and Amogh Kamath, Co-founders, UpYourGame

One such HR tech startup is Bengaluru-based UpYourGame, which aims to solve the problem of attrition at companies by addressing ‘performance management’ with an AI and ML-based enterprise solution.

What led to UpYourGame

UpYourGame was founded in late-2017 in Dubai by Kishore Chand, Sofia Chand, Amogh Kamath and Tejas Kamath — folks with degrees and decade-long work stints in HR. The India entity was incorporated in January 2018, and the startup has grown to about seven people (excluding founders) since then. It has technologists, designers, ML experts, etc.

In 2013, when Kishore worked in the international business division of Etisalat (a........

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