KajKey was co-founded by entrepreneurs Ahsan Mollick and Sabbir Ahmed (LinkedIn profile) last year. Within a couple of months of its launch, the job site raised undisclosed seed fund, led by VC RC Ventures. It is a platform entirely for native people and aims at to overcome language barrier for Bangla-speaking job-seekers and companies.
Graphic designers, webpage and app developers, digital marketers and freelancers of other expertise can sign up for free and build their profiles on the platform. The site’s users exceeded 50,000 and number of projects on the platform has surpassed 2,700.
While V2 offers free listing the marketplace charges certain commission per transaction. According to a local news service HiFi Digital, V2 allows freelancers to offer their services as gig instead of solely responding to employers’ requests.
UpWork is a popular freelance jobs site in the country and it’s a global marketplace. For locals, there are only a handful of job boards in Bangladesh: BDJobs, Skills.gov.bd, and Area120’s job app Kormo. BDesh Jobs was recently launched, while horizontal Bikroy.com has a booming recruitment vertical.