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The way we work is changing. The new world of work is visible and transparent; its amplified individuals employing science at work; focused on health as a workplace value; revolves around sustainable enterprises and with diversity redefined. The HR fund is leading this transformation by supporting Technology Startups focused on new world of work. With a marquee network of leading business professionals who are experts in the Workforce domain – The HR fund acts as a catalyst and a success partner, guiding entrepreneurs to bring out the best in them. Supporting entrepreneurs  through strategic guidance, wide reach (people network) and process based governance, The HR Fund transforms the success stories and fortunes of the entrepreneurs it backs and mentors.

FOCUS ON WORKFORCE EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCTIVITY, ENTERPRISE BENEFITS, WORKFORCE HEALTHCARE, GIG ECONOMY, AI/ROBOTICS.
INVESTORS: ~50 SENIOR PROFESSIONALS FROM THE DOMAIN.
PRESENCE ACROSS INDIA, US, EUROPE AND SINGAPORE.

About Us

The HR fund supports Technology Startups focused on new world of work. Founded in 2012, it’s vision is to transform the workforce by institutionalizing entrepreneurship

Focus

Focus on Workforce Experience and Productivity, Enterprise Benefits, Workforce Healthcare, Gig Economy, AI/Robotics. We do series A & B rounds

Approach

We use our deep domain expertise to identify and back potential market leaders . We then work closely with these Entrepreneurs on Strategy, Network and Governance

WHY INVEST IN NEW WORLD OF WORK

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OUR INVESTORS

OUR BOARD AND EXECUTIVE TEAM

PANKAJ<br> BANSAL
PANKAJ
BANSAL

Pankaj Bansal is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PeopleStrong, where he is responsible for building strategic partnerships and managing the overall growth of the company, both in Indian and international markets. Prior to establishing PeopleStrong in 2005, Pankaj worked with Aricent Group (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems), where he was a part of the founding team of the company’s BPO division. He also worked with SPML Infra Limited, Housing and Urban Development Corporation and was the Chief Operating Officer of WithyaDirect Inc. An active member of CII’s National Committee on Skills & Human Resources, Pankaj is also Regional President (North) at NHRDN, where he has previously served as the youngest member of the board. He is the Non-Executive Director at The HR Fund and Wheebox. Pankaj is a well-known and avid speaker at various national and international forums on HR shared services, recruitment, and HR technology, besides entrepreneurship.

He has a Masters Degree in HR Management from the University of Pune and a Bachelors degree in Entrepreneurship from Delhi University.

Pankaj is one of the promoters of The HR Fund. He is also on the board of Directors.

ARVIND<br> AGRAWAL
ARVIND
AGRAWAL

Dr. Agrawal is accredited executive coach and leadership consultant having extensive experience as a senior business leader who has been, Management Board Member, CEO, Director of marketing, Strategy and human capital management in some of the most reputed organizations in the country.

Until recently, he was in the Management Board of RPG –a large diversified Group where he continues as Advisor with responsibilities for coaching business leaders , Chairing the Corporate Governance & Ethics Committee and overseeing the corporate social responsibility ( CSR ) activities run by RPG Foundation.

Prior to this, he was Chief Executive at Escorts responsible for the two construction equipment business companies – Escorts JCB and Escorts Construction Equipment Limited. In addition, he was a member of the HR function in companies such as Escorts and Modi Xerox. He is an IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad alumni and also holds a PhD from IIT Mumbai.

Arvind is an investor in The HR Fund. He is also on the Board of Directors.

ARCHANA<br> BHASKAR
ARCHANA
BHASKAR

Archana Bhaskar is currently VP HR Global Commercial for Shell and is based out of Singapore.

Prior to her current role at Shell Singapore, She was Head Talent & Development, Downstream Businesses for Shell in Singapore. She was earlier HR Director UFS Europe at Unilever. She is an IIM Bangalore Alumni and also holds a degree from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi.

Archana is is an investor in The HR Fund. She is also on the Board of Directors.

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