TalentNext.com, the on-line platform that connects all forms of talent on a single digital platform – has secured a second round of funding of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) from angel investors within three months of its launch.
An end-to-end ecosystem across metropolitans, tier-2 and tier-3 cities is being created. Thus, the latest round of funding will be highly beneficial to the country’s budding actors and entertainment industry professionals.
Speaking on the latest round of investments, Shekhar Purohit, CEO TalentNext.com, said, Our aim is to support and augment the growth of promising talent across the country. This investment helps us expand to hundreds of cities across India and beyond the typical metropolitan and Tier-1 Regions. We will provide millions of talent and casting professionals, with direct access to each other.”
The fresh round of investments is vital to the talent search landscape in the country. Realising this and commenting, Karan Johar – one of the leading film-makers in India – said, “Talentnext.com allows a brilliant pool of fresh talent just waiting to be discovered for their next big break.”
The prominence and established stature of the platform is such that even esteemed personalities from the film industry, such as Ashutosh Gowariker and Siddarth Anand complimented the “nuances of the web platform, both conceptually, and otherwise.” Salim Merchant added that, “The world of film and music is forever in need of fresh talent, making the whole process smooth and enriching, TalentNext is just the right platform.”
TalentNext.com connects actors, models, dancers, musicians, voice overs artists, performers and others to the community of casting heads for films, TV shows, ad-films, digital series, live events, theatre (performing arts) and other formats of entertainment. Aspiring talents can sign up for free and create a profile on the platform. There is also an upgraded version available at the cost of a monthly fee.