DevTools & HR Tech Platform CometLabs bags funding from SucSEED Indovation & CIE IIIT Hyderabad!!

SucSEED Indovation Ventures
4 min readDec 2, 2022


DevTools & HR Tech Platform CometLabs bags funding from SucSEED Indovation & CIE IIIT Hyderabad!!

Cometlabs is a platform that organizes coding competitions to test a developer’s skills in 100+ frameworks, along with just coding skills. Cometlabs has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from SucSEED Indovation Fund and CIE-IIIT Hyderabad as part of its pre-seed round.

Cometlabs has uniqueness in technology and expansion plans. Most of the HR tech startups offer only a job listing platform to connect both employer and employee while this startup is providing end to end services by offering CV Scanner, Projects Evaluation and Coding Arena to write codes live on the screen and they will scale with building a strong community & college partnerships.

Team Cometlabs

Cometlabs offers revolutionary tech, while other platforms exist to test coding skills, Cometlabs tests the developer’s framework skills, along with their coding skills. This helps recruiters conduct a more complete evaluation of a developer.

Cometlabs is founded by Prashant Katiyar and Rishika Kumari. Prashant is studying B. Tech. from IIIT Guwahati. He has been building apps from the age of 17 and he has 3 years of experience as a Senior Developer. Additionally, he built a community of 6,000+ developers from IITs/IIITs. Rishika is studying B.Tech. at IIIT Dharwad. She has 2+ years of experience in sales and lead generation. Prior to Cometlabs, she built a startup at the age of 18 which was incubated at IIM-A.

Vikrant Varshney, Cofounder & Managing Partner of SucSEED Indovation Fund

Speaking on the investment, Vikrant Varshney Co-Founder & Managing Partner of SucSEED Indovation Fund, said, “According to a report by Fortune Business Insights, The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented opportunities for HRTech players in the long-term. The market is expected to grow to $35.66 Bn in 2038. As such, we are very happy to invest into Cometlabs which is positioned as an HR Tech platform that hosts CodingArenas that help recruiters identify suitable developers/candidates better.”

Prashant CEO and Co-Founder of CometLabs

During Covid Pandemic, in March 2020, as a freshman at IIIT Guwahati, I started a community of student developers from different IIITs and NITs and other institutes. We mentored each other, did a lot of freelancing together with startups and identified their problems in hiring tech talents. We’re an 8000+ folks developer community now,” said Prashant CEO and Co-Founder of CometLabs.

A few months later in October 2021, I was joined by Rishika, a sophomore at IIIT Dharwad and we started CometLabs. Later we were accompanied by our founding members, Shivam Soni, Manish Kumar, and Vineel Sai, he further added.

Rishika Kumari, Co-Founder of CometLabs

Rishika Kumari, Co-Founder of CometLabs said,“We’ve 8000+ students community now, hosted 37+ CodeArenas for Tech Colleges, provided 570+ Interns & Jobs to recruiters, and we’ve 1800+ vetted developers ready to hire on the platform. We are growing at an incredible speed.”

About SucSEED Indovation Fund — SucSEED Indovation Fund (SIF) is an AIF Cat-1 Venture Capital Angel Fund with a ₹100 crore corpus and has grown out of SucSEED Angel Network (SAN) and IIITH Tech Ventures, an early-stage tech seed initiative with IIIT Hyderabad Foundation. General Partners of the Indovation Fund have 100+ years of cumulative experience within technology, fund management, and start-up ecosystem and have already invested in 60+ startups. SIF attempts to support Indian Innovation for mass needs in the following Six (6) sectors




Security & RegTech,

Gaming, SportsTech, Mediatech & Emerging Tech and

EnterpriseTech SaAS