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Eightfold AI today announced that it has raised a $220Mn Series E funding round,  led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The funds will be used to continue the rapid growth and development of Eightfold’s AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform and expand its growing partner ecosystem.

Additionally, Eightfold AI will use the funds to continue expanding its India operations, investing in the most talented data scientists and engineers in the region.

This Series E funding round is led by SoftBank (Vision Fund 2*) and also includes investors from previous rounds, including General Catalyst, Capital One Ventures, Foundation Capital, IVP, and Lightspeed  Venture Partners. Total funding raised to date by Eightfold AI is more than $410M, with $350M coming in the last six months.

Current HR systems have failed to keep up with the pace of innovation needed to support forward-leaning businesses.

The only way to solve this at scale is by building a deep understanding of all talent:  the roles and skills of every employee, candidate, contractor, and citizen, as envisaged by Eightfold  AI’s Talent Intelligence Platform.

Work is changing and the workforce is evolving, forcing organizations to become future-ready today. The need for personalized reskilling and upskilling programs has become one of the most critical issues facing the global workforce today, and  Eightfold AI is aiming to solve this issue on a global scale.

With this significant funding, how Eightfold’s platform further bolsters its ambition of transforming how enterprises manage talent and how people build their careers will be interesting to watch out for.

Source: EightFold AI

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