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20 Nov, 2018

German on-demand staffing startup Zenjob raises €15 million in Series B round

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Berlin-based on-demand staffing platform Zenjob has raised a Series B round of €15 million led by AXA Venture Partners, a VC firm backed by the insurance giant AXA. Acton Capital Partners, Redalpine, and Atlantic Labs also participated in the round.

The startup plans to use the money to further develop its platform and expand beyond Germany.

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20 Nov, 2018

Workable raises $50 million in Series C round

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Boston-based Workable Inc has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding, bringing the company’s lifetime investment to $84 million.The latest funding was led by Zouk Capital, a London-based private equity firm, with participation from existing investors 83North, Notion and Balderton Capital.

Workable’s software helps small and midsize businesses hire more efficiently by automating parts of the candidate sourcing and screening process. They combine corporate hiring data and personal data vacuumed from online sources by predictive algorithms to recommend candidates that seem like a good fit for a particular position

The company has recently moved to a new headquarters at 99 High Street with room for about 150 employees. With the help of the new funding, Workable hopes to expand the marketing, sales and customer support teams.

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19 Nov, 2018

Wonolo raises $32 M in Series C round

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Staffing platform startup Wonolo, used by workers to connect with businesses that need to staff up quickly specifically for labor based roles in retail, manufacturing and shipping, today announced that they raised $32 M. The Series C round was led by Bain Capital, with participation from DAG Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Base10, AMN Healthcare and Cendana.This latest round, the company said, will be used to expand its own staff.

The company says it now has 300,000 users registered on its platform, and it connects would-be workers with companies that include Coca-Cola, Papa John’s and Uniqlo. Employees can post jobs “in seconds” with jobs filled “in minutes,” with payment processed after a job is complete (pricing is not disclosed). Wonolo also vets workers before onboarding them to the platform.

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7 Nov, 2018

The Muse acquires TalentShare

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The Muse, a New York-based, content-rich recruitment site that offers career advice and skills building, has made it second acquisition, picking up TalentShare, a year-old, HR software-as-a service company. TalentShare has been focused on enabling companies to share high-quality candidates that they didn’t hire but would recommend to other companies that are in the market for talent.

Terms aren’t being disclosed, but four of TalentShare’s five-member team are joining The Muse  and  will help The Muse in establishing a second office in San Francisco.The Muse won’t incorporate everything that TalentShare has built. Its interest instead centers on one aspect of the startup’s technology that helps brands better understand from where candidates come.

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31 Oct, 2018

Early Career Job Market Handshake Raises $40 Million

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Handshake, a platform for both students looking to take their early career steps and employers that want to reach them, has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding, after hitting 14 million users in the U.S. across 700 universities, and 300,000 employers targeting them.

The round was led by EQT Ventures, , with participation also from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network and Reach Capital, as well as True Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital and KPCB Edge. The plan is to use the new funding to expand into more markets like Europe, using EQT’s network of businesses in the region to help it along.

 

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29 Oct, 2018

UK-based Staffing App Rota Raises £1.8M in Funding

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Rota, a London, UK-based staffing app, raised £1.8m in funding. Backers included VC firms and several High Net Worth individuals. Their names were not disclosed.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its UK presence and extend its existing service offering, whilst advancing current technologies. A key focus will be the development of its market shifting features, enhancing its ability to fill large numbers of shifts with high quality staff members.

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29 Oct, 2018

London-based Hackajob raises $6.7 million in Series A round of funding

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hackajob, a London-based tech startup which helps technical talent find their next job through human expertise and AI, has secured £5 million ($6.7 million) in funding.

AXA Venture Partners led the round with participation from Downing Ventures The funds will be used to fast-track the global expansion of the company – with plans to open offices in Paris immediately and Berlin in November – the US will follow in 2019. The company will also continue building out their proprietary technologies for recruitment, expanding the client and candidate relation teams, and investing in marketing.

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23 Oct, 2018

Stellares Raises $3.5 Million Seed round

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Stealth mode talent acquisition startup Stellar A.I. Inc., operating as Stellares, has closed a $3.5 million dollar Seed round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners, JVP.

The company’s algorithm scans and analyzes the digital footprint of both employers and employment seekers and matches them based on commonalities. Stellares is initially focusing on the U.S. engineering market.

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16 Oct, 2018

ConveyIQ Closes $5.5M Financing Round

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ConveyIQ, a NYC-based provider of enterprise talent communication and recruiting automation software, raised $5.5m in funding. The round was led by SC Ventures, with participation from existing investors 3TS Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and other current investors. In conjunction with the funding, Jan Kobler, Managing Partner of SC Ventures, joined ConveyIQ’s Board of Directors.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate sales & marketing, new product expansion and the partner ecosystem.

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10 Oct, 2018

LinkedIn announces building new ATS

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Today, at its annual Talent Connect Conference in Anaheim, California, LinkedIn Product Marketing Lead, Sarah Beth Anders, announced that LinkedIn is building a new applicant tracking system (ATS), set to launch in the middle of 2019. Dubbed Talent Hub, LinkedIn’s ATS puts the entire candidate journey, from sourcing to hiring, in its user’s hands.

 

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