Inclusive Economy | August 4, 2022

Daivergent scores $3.3 million to support job seekers with disabilities

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, August 4 — Around a fifth of the global population has cognitive variations such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD. Few workforce software solutions are designed for neurodivergent people.

New York-based Daivergent uses data to provide personalized vocational, social and other life skills training, then connects trainees with corporate and tech employers for IT and customer service jobs. About a third of Daivergent’s management team is neurodiverse.

“I’m committed to providing a competitive talent pool that employers need and raising the bar on what high-quality upskilling looks like for 70 million neurodivergent families like mine,” says Daivergent cofounder Byran Dai, whose brother has autism.

Zeal Capital Partners led Daivergent’s seed round. The company’s solution “meets a unique need and reduces barriers to employment and upskilling for the neurodiversity and disability community,” said Zeal’s Jason Gibb, who will join the company’s board.

Other investors in the round include Kapor Capital, Remarkable Ventures and Divergent Investments.