People management platform Mesh raises $5 million

Mesh, a people management platform, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $5 million in funding led by Surge, with participation from co-investors RTP Global, Y Combinator Continuity and Emles Venture Partners.

Surge is Sequoia Capital India’s rapid development program for start-ups in India and Southeast Asia.

Founded in May 2020 by Gaurav Chaubey, Rahul Singh and Saurabh Nangia and based in San Jose, USA, Mesh helps employees actively collaborate with their employer to manage goals and receive timely feedback.

“The future of work is flexible, distributed and agile, but many companies have retained traditional ways of managing employee performance and engagement. Mesh was designed to ensure that today’s companies are equipped to handle a next-generation workforce with agility,” said Chaubey.

The platform helps employees manage goals and OKRs (objectives and key results), performance reviews, one-on-one checks, and ad-hoc surveys. It also sends users personalized reminders to boost individual growth.

Since its launch, several companies and teams on five continents have used Mesh. Their clients include companies such as Cred, ShareChat, Gradeup, Pipefy, CleverTap, and Grant Thornton.

Mesh funding is led by Surge of Sequoia Capital India and backed by co-investors RTP Global, Y Combinator Continuity, Emles Venture Partners and angel investors Neeraj Arora (former Chief Commercial Officer of Whatsapp), Prasanna Sankar (co-founder of Rippling) , as well as Munish Varma, Sumer Juneja and Vikas Agnihotri (Softbank Partners).

Mesh is part of Surge’s fifth cohort of 23 companies that have developed new digital solutions for businesses and individuals in a rapidly changing Southeast Asian landscape.


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