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Babajob is shaping the way people hire and get hired. By seamlessly connecting employers and jobseekers through our digital platform, we make jobs accessible to everyone, and make hiring fast and easy. We were founded with a purpose—to provide skilled aspiring workers (such as drivers, delivery executives, nurses, beauticians, entry-level sales, BPO executives and more) access to better employment opportunities. Babajob is not just about creating jobs; we are about bettering people’s lives and providing dignified livelihoods. We enable households and companies alike to shape and modernize their workforce. Babajob’s rapid expansion across India continues to bring people closer to their dream job and helps employers find the perfect candidates. As of 2016, Babajob has registered over 5 million job seekers in India and raised over $12m in funding from SEEK, Gray Ghost Ventures, Khosla Impact and USAID.

The Leadership Team

Sean Blagsvedt
Founder - CEO

Sean launched his career working at the White House with Internet Policy Czar–Ira Magaziner. He then went on to spend 9 years with Microsoft, owning Messenger Integration, Speech Recognition and Windows Vista’s IM experience. Setting up and helping found Microsoft Research India in 2004 was what brought Sean to India, what kept him here is another story. Sean’s vision for Babajob stemmed from his focus on innovative technology adoption in emerging markets, and Duke University and World Bank research. For his contribution to organizing the informal sector in India through Babajob, Sean received the Namma Bengaluru award for Best Foreign Resident in 2014. Along the way Sean met his beautiful wife, Archana Prasad, with whom he shares a wonderful son, Vyom, and the Babajob family dog, Berlin. Sean holds a degree in Computer Science and Public Policy from Brown University,

Vir Kashyap
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Vir Kashyap moved to India 8 years ago and co-founded Babajob. Vir manages the strategic direction of the company, all strategic partnerships and governs financial aspects of the business. Previously, Vir was a partner at Indavest, a venture capital and incubation firm focusing on early‐stage consumer investments in India. Prior to that, Vir was part of the Business Development team at Vega Asset Management based in Madrid. After getting a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Religion from Bowdoin College (Maine), Vir started his career at Morgan Stanley in New York where he assisted the firm’s Alternative Asset Management clients raise capital from global investors. His experience includes Epinions.com (now part of eBay) where he helped launch the enterprise-computing vertical. Along the way, Vir actively advises other passionate startup entrepreneurs and is co-founder of the Bangalore Social Enterprise Group. He enjoys his music and has been known to spin a few tracks for the crowd at times.

Giridharan Natarajan
Head - Product

Giri started his career as a product developer after his bachelors in Computer science and engineering. After doing a bit of techie stuff for a couple of years developing a few products, he pursued an MBA in General Management from IIM, Bangalore and has been a product manager ever since. He has had Product Management stints at Yahoo, Microsoft and Vodafone before becoming the head of the Products at Simplilearn. Over the last few years, Giri has worked in many industries including online advertising, search, education and network safety. He is awesome at creating products for emerging markets. In his free time, Giri enjoys a bunch of outdoor activities. He is an advanced diver, certified fitness trainer and an avid runner completing many 10k and half-marathons (including the Ladakh marathon). He enjoys brainteasers, Sudoku and a good game of poker. We’re placing our bets on Giri!