AI-driven talent engagement platform Sense buys Skillate

AI-driven talent engagement platform Sense today announced its acquisition of Skillate, an AI recruitment platform incubated within SAP Startup Studio.

The addition of Skillate’s technology enhances Sense’s ability to provide AI-powered hiring including candidate matching, job distribution, job description assistant, and talent relationship management.

In addition to expanding Sense’s AI matching to integrate candidate matching by skill, education, and experience, this acquisition brings AI powered talent engagement to Sense’s customers which include leading global brands like Sony, Coca Cola and Anheuser-Busch along with the majority of unicorns in India.

“To remain competitive in the recruiting and talent acquisition industry, innovation is key. We are excited about the quality of HR-tech companies and founders emerging from India and therefore have an active M&A strategy. The acquisition of Skillate will further advance our ongoing commitment to provide a seamless talent experience,” said Sanjay Dharmani, managing director of Sense-India.

“We are thrilled to have the exceptionally talented team at Skillate join the Sense family and are excited for what is to come as a result of this partnership,” he added.

Sense, which is in hyper-growth doubling YoY over the past few years, had secured a $50 million Series D from Softbank in 2021 and counts Avataar Ventures, Accel, and Google Ventures as its other marquee investors.

"Sense is widely known as the leader in talent engagement, and by adding Skillate's technology, we will be able to deliver unmatched AI recruiting solutions to global enterprises. This is an exciting time to join the Sense family, and we look forward to working with the Sense team,” said Bipul Vaibhav, CEO of Skillate.

Currently, Skillate’s technology is deeply integrated with core HCM platforms including Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle Taleo, Smart Recruiters, and more.

Skillate founders Bipul Vaibhav, Anand Kumar and Kumar Sambhav will join Sense.