Globe-funded start-up bares beta launch

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The start-up recently received a P4-million investment from Kickstart Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom. The website started out as a training platform for helping users develop the skills necessary to qualify for a job in the Philippines? business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. With the beta version, Kalibrr aims to put its own spin on online learning. Kalibrr COO Dexter Ligot-Gordon said, ?The new Beta is Kalibrr’s statement on what online training should look like ? simple, attractive, and results in getting a job.? Kalibrr is starting with the Philippines? BPO industry, which is projected by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines to employ 1.3 million people and generate $25 billion by 2016. Kalibrr has partnered with BPO companies to create assessment tools and curricula based on their specific needs. After users graduate from the online program, Kalibrr arranges a job interview for them with one of its partner companies. To get started, jobseekers create an account on and choose the path they want to take. Those who want to find a job immediately can take the assessment and then skip ahead to the final exam. Those who want to train and build their confidence first can take the lessons before the final exam. Regardless of the path users choose, the end goal is the same ? to get a BPO job. While it?s currently focused on the call center industry, Kalibrr plans to expand its scope to other occupations and industries, as well as other locations in the Philippines and abroad. ]]>

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