The Economic Times presented Ketan Kapoor, Co-Founder, and CEO of Mettl with their 40-under-40 award of 2017. Loads of disruptors, marketers, media-shakers, entrepreneurs and the likes descended on the grand venue for the prestigious 40-under-40 awards event, organized by The Economic Times in Mumbai.
Ketan, an IIT-IIM alumnus, co-founded Mettl in the year 2009. With the vision of leading online assessments in the market, he along with his college friend, Tonmoy Shingal set out to build a SaaS based product that improves and simplifies the hiring process while maintaining top notch quality.
In the early days of this start-up, leaders at Mettl realized that online assessments as a process was much broader than what they had thought it would be. Gradually picking up momentum and gathering a team of technical experts, Mettl worked its way up the ladder to become the awe-inspiring success story among start-ups in India.
Today, with over 6 million assessments daily, Mettl is one of the largest and fastest growing talent measurement company in India. It works with the top corporates, education institutions and government bodies across the globe, providing solutions like psychometric assessments, cognitive assessments and domain assessments through their robust online platform coupled with the unique state of the art ‘Remote Proctoring Technology’.
Under Ketan and Tonmoy’s leadership, Mettl has reached a customer base of over 1500 corporates, 28 sector skill councils/government departments and 20 educational institutions with a global presence in over 80 countries. While delivering great customer success for some of the corporate giants like SAP, Accenture, Maruti Suzuki and Zydus, Mettl also serves education institutes like ISB, Amity and UPES among many others.
Some of key differentiators that fuel Mettl’s massive growth are its ability to customize solutions, deep analytics, and operational excellence to conduct assessments in every nook and corner. The robust online platform has a significant role in making sure that the whole process is scalable, cost-effective and faster. These benefits gave Ketan’s nascent ideas the necessary wings to fly above the conventional pen-paper test mechanism.
Mettl has won various accolades in the recent past. NSDC has selected Mettl as one of the 14 companies to drive innovation in the skills area in India. Well-known journalist and the author of ‘The World is flat’ Thomas Friedman has written about Mettl and its technological impact in New York Times.
And the list doesn’t end there. Mettl was also declared the winners of the India Emerging 20 Award and the Michael Porter & IFC-Mint Strategy Award for Technology Enabled Assessments, held annually to recognize and honor the best Indian companies in different niche categories.