The talent search platform raise US$12m in cash and committed funding for the next two years
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 4, 2012
Talentube, a global talent discovery, launch and opportunity platform for the Indian film and entertainment industry announced its company launch recently. Talentubeâ€™s primary mission is to offer life-altering opportunities within the Indian entertainment industry to aspiring talent on a scale and format that is a first of its kind in the world. In another first for an Indian start-up, the founding team of Talentube comprising of ace marketer and communication expert Vinod G. Nair; technocrat and computer engineer Ravi Nagpurkar, an MBA from Duke University; and Silicon Valley based Rakesh Sreekumar, a graduate of XLRI with over a decade of startup experience has managed to raise US$12m in cash and committed funding for the next two years. The funds will be utilized to build Indiaâ€™s largest community of talent as well as to provide them with thousands of opportunities to launch and enhance their showbiz careers. Talentube will produce its own films, television serials, events, shows and other properties and continuously offer all the opportunities within them to the Talentube community members on an exclusive basis.
To begin with, in the first year, Talentube will be focusing on Bollywood as it is the most desired career destination for aspiring talent. In a coup of sorts, Talentube has roped in three of Indiaâ€™s leading filmmakers â€“ Sudhir Mishra, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sangeeth Sivan â€“ to direct its initial three film productions. The first movie that will be offered to the talentube community will be directed by National Award Winning Director, Mahesh Manjrekar, followed by National Award Winning Director Sudhir Mishraâ€™s film and a third project by the highly successful and iconic filmmaker, Sangeeth Sivan. In the coming weeks, talent across the country will get the opportunity to audition for Maheshâ€™s film from the comfort of their homes or even using their mobile phones.