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Hiring talent has become one of the top challenges for technology companies. The global talent shortage and emerging trends have made finding and retaining skilled professionals more difficult.
London-based startup Surfboard announced it has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment will advance Surfboard's mission of making work more human through building collaborative software.
London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.
Service industry career platform WorkTorch raises $2.2m additional funding and rebrand from QuickHire
WorkTorch, a fast-growing service industry career platform, announced a $2.2 million seed round, led by Tenzing Capital out of Wichita, Kansas.
The Jobtech Alliance, an ecosystem-building initiative around inclusive jobtech in Africa has launched two programs; the Catalyst Jobtech Accelerator and the Jobtech Innovation Lab.
Intelligent digital coworkers startup Roots Automation raises $10m Series A funding round to accelerate growth
Roots Automation, the creator of advanced, intelligent Digital Coworkers for the insurance industry, announced the closing of $10 million in a Series A round of funding.
Worktech startup TaTiO raises $5.3m to enable understaffed companies access America's untapped workforce with AI
TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round.
Easop announced it has officially launched and raised $2.5 million in seed funding to pursue its mission of making team ownership plans accessible to every private company in the world.
Barcelona's human resources startup Factorial becomes a Unicorn after $120m Series C investment round
Barcelona-based human resources startup Factorial is now the newest European Unicorn after closing a Series C investment round of $120 million with a valuation of $1 billion.
MedGeo Ventures announced it has secured a $4 million equity investment and joint venture agreement with Jackson Healthcare company.
San Francisco-based HumanQ (formerly known as Experiential Insight), announced a $2 million seed round of funding, led by Kindred Ventures, to further expand on its technology products.
Modern intranet startup Haystack announces Connect, a tool to foster deeper relationships among colleagues
Haystack, the modern intranet company making big companies feel smaller, rolled out Connect - a feature that uses first-party employee-profile data to intelligently pair employees.
The startup, which offers digital human resource solutions to African companies, said they would use the investment to expand their business in East Africa, eyeing entry into Uganda, Tanzania and DRC.
TaskHuman, the 1:1 digital coaching platform, has raised $20 million in Series B funding to amplify human well-being and productivity in a digital world.
Pan-African talent marketplace Gebeya announces new innovation to accelerate hiring freelance professionals
Gebeya, the Pan-African marketplace for freelance professional talent, announced a new innovation to accelerate a more stable, dynamic African tech talent infrastructure.
The multi-company log-in module allows an individual consultant or company to manage centralized data, which facilitates payroll processing, pay slip, and report generating for different clients, under one account.
Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla secures $70m Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias
Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla announced it has secured $70 million Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias. The round was co-led by Balderton and Atomico.
Pave, the real time compensation platform that helps companies plan, communicate and benchmark against the market, announced it has raised $100 million in Series C funding and acquired Advanced-HR from Morgan Stanley.
Screenloop, the hiring intelligence platform that helps teams hit their recruitment targets faster whilst delivering an enhanced candidate experience, has raised a $7 million seed round.
Cleveland-based tech startup Unify Jobs raises $4.5m to enable diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring
Unify Jobs, an equitable hiring technology company, has raised a $4.5 million seed round led by North Coast Ventures with participation from Jumpstart and several other well-established investors.
Canditech, the Israeli startup helping companies accurately assess job candidates with the world's first online job-simulation platform, announced it has raised $9 million in seed funding led by global software investor Insight Partners and StageOne Ventures.
CleverConnect, a cloud-based recruiting solutions company, announced the merger with Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, to counteract the current unprecedented shortage of skilled workers.
Kruze Consulting, a CPA and finance consulting company for VC-backed startups, released new data on the average salary for startup CEOs.
Employee engagement is a key driver of the overall performance of a business.
Claira, the competency analytics engine, announced it has closed a $3.5 million Seed round led by Heartland Ventures, with participation from Trend Forward Capital, Connetic Ventures, Invest Detroit Ventures, and Northern Michigan Angels.
Pando, the just-in-time career progression platform, announced it has raised a total of $6.9 million led by Craft Ventures.
Lefebvre Sarrut Group reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and invites European startups to participate in the new edition of LightSpeed, its startup accelerator.
South African tech startup SmartWage raises $2m to bridge gap between enterprises and frontline employees
SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology startup, raised $2 million oversubscribed seed funding round to support its vision of transforming Africa’s workforce.
Manchester-based Orka Technology Group (Orka), announced it has secured £3 million Series A fundraising round from Praetura Ventures.
Whistle, a new generation of employee experience platform, announced it has raised a $3.2 million seed funding round led by Dundee Venture Capital (VC). Other investors include Chicago-based M25.
Paraclete, world's first SoulCare platform for the workforce, closed a $1.5 million pre-seed round to help workers live a thriving life at work, home, and everything in between.
Emi, the conversational AI recruiting platform for frontline workers, has secured $11 million in Series A funding, led by Merus Capital and Khosla Ventures.
Epoch, the employee experience platform, announced the close of $3.6 million in seed funding. Rally Ventures led the seed round, with participation from Precursor Ventures, Turner Novak, m]x[v, Maschmeyer Group Ventures and a number of angel investors.
Nigerian fintech startup Earnipay which provides flexible and on-demand salary access to income-earners has closed a seed round of $4 million.
Forwrd, the provider of automated predictive analytics aimed at guiding business decision making, announced it secured $3.5 million in seed funding to transform non-technical frontline employees into data driven decision makers.
SkilledUp Life is a UK-based two-sided marketplace for anyone, volunteers, to gain new experiences and build skills free of charge, and for bootstrapped tech startups, companies, to fill skills gaps in their teams with free talent.
PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR management solution for SMEs, has announced that it has raised €254M in a Series E funding round, a record-breaking amount for a French human resources (HR) startup.
Lepaya, a provider of power skills training that combines online and offline learning, has announced a $ 40 million Series B investment, one of the largest financing rounds to date for an education technology company in Europe.
Spa Space announced the closure of a $3 million seed round of funding. The three-sided vertical marketplace for the spa and salon industries solves the therapist shortage with a wide range of on-demand staffing solutions.
myGwork, the global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform, has secured £1.6 million in the latest funding round led by 24Haymarket to grow its user base and continue with its international expansion plans.
Vertis is a US-based startup that leverages billions of data points and proprietary data science to help business leaders implement data-driven talent and location strategies.
Workpay, a Nairobi-based YC graduate, is expanding its operations to Nigeria. The cloud-based workforce management startup will now offer Core HR, Payroll, and employee record services to organizations in the country.
Israeli mobile app startup Bites raises $5m seed funding for next-gen employee-communications and training application
Bites, a game-changing player in the employee communications and training industry, announced the completion of its seed funding round, raising $5 million.
Personio, Europe’s HR software company for small and mid-sized businesses, has announced People Workflow Automation, a new category of software.
A new employee wellness technology startup based in Los Angeles, Three Good, announced its seed round of funding. The employee well-being platform leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and traditional Psychology best practices to beat employee burnout.
Tango, the workflow intelligence platform that streamlines the process of creating documentation, announced it raised $5.7 million in seed funding to launch workflow intelligence platform and transform documentation.
Hiration startup raises $3m to offer its affordable, AI-powered resume-building platform to job seekers
Hiration, the platform that offers world class resources that makes it easy for qualified candidates to create the perfect resumes and find their dream role, announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding from Prime Venture Partners, Venture Highway and Y Combinator.
UAE based startup, Workfam, the employee engagement SaaS platform that supports organizations with their mission to create a happy, healthy, and highly engaged workforce, has joined the portfolio of GELLIFY.
Outsource Accelerator announced a $1.5 million special purpose fund for the acquisition of online web assets. The web assets will add significant online traffic to the portfolio and enhance the outsourcing marketplace's growing influence.
Armando Avila, CEO of the staffing company startup, Recruit Gigs, LLC has purchased Crestaff, LLC and Restoration Staffing Exchange, DBA California Labor Force.
MaintainX, the mobile-first workflow management platform for industrial and frontline workers, announced a $39 million Series B round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.
Silicon Prairie startup Loophire, announced it secured $300K seed round to disrupt the recruitment industry, currently dominated by outdated processes.
Vault Platform, the pioneering workplace ethics & compliance platform, has closed an $8.2 million Series A funding round to service demand from its fast-growing client base, drive Artificial Intelligence technology for misconduct reporting and expand its team.
Hibob, the company behind the innovative HCM platform bob, announced its acquisition of Cassiopeia, a startup that developed AI-based workplace relationship analytics technology to help teams improve communication.
Panther Global, which helps businesses hire and manage a global workforce in 160+ countries, announced the raise of $2.5 million in seed funding to expand, hire more internal talent, and continue to provide hiring and payroll support for businesses.
Merge, the San Francisco and New York City-based API company which seeks to transform how B2B companies think about customer-facing integrations, announced the close of a $4.5 million seed funding round.
Untapped Ventures (Untapped) announced it has been accepted in the exclusive Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN) community.
interviewIA, a technology platform that manages all aspects of the job interview workflow to enable the coexistence of equitable and efficient hiring, has raised $2 million in its seed round.
Workshop, a delightful platform for sharing and finding important internal information, has raised a $3.5 million seed round.
Jellow is an on-demand freelance startup that seeks to connect companies with freelancers directly eliminating the hustle that comes with using intermediaries. The startup’s founders Noel Wilson & Lars Evers explain.
In accordance with local guidelines, Fast became one of the first companies to reopen its San Francisco headquarters at 25% capacity on March 24.
WorkChew, a startup that turns hotels and restaurants into on-demand flexible workspaces, has raised $2.5 million in an oversubscribed seed round.
EquityBee, the startup employees' stock options funding solution, announces its Series A financing round, raising $20 million to accelerate growth, make additional hires across all departments, and expand product offerings.
Ally.io, a hypergrowth technology company specializing in goal-setting and business execution software, announced a $50 million Series C funding round led by Greenoaks Capital.
Edify, a Techstars portfolio company, raised 1.635 million out of what could be a $2 million seed round. The company, founded in 2020 by CEO Kristen Gallagher, is embracing the future of work by streamlining the technical onboarding process.
Oyster, the HR platform for globally distributed companies, announced it has completed a $20 million Series A investment led by Emergence Capital, less than a year after raising a $4.2 million seed round.
Personio, the all-in-one HR platform, has announced $125 million of new and preemptive Series D funding in an investment round that values the business at $1.7 billion.
Kanarys, first Black and female-founded DEI technology company that gathers specific, actionable insights to help diagnose, prioritize, and optimize DEI efforts in the workplace, announced the closing of its $3 million seed round.
Paradox has acquired Spetz.io, an Israeli startup helping clients like EY and Sodastream modernize candidate communications.
Africa People Advisory Group is a South Africa Human Resource Advisory firm whose primary focus is to deliver consulting and product solutions to organizations operating in and across the African continent. The firm’s Co-founder Deon de Swardt explains the company’s business model and plans.
myInterview, a smart video interview platform prioritizing personality in the hiring process, announced a $5 million Seed round led by Aleph, with participation from previous investors Entrée Capital and SeedIL Ventures.
TRANSFR VR, an immersive learning startup from US pioneering the application of virtual reality to simulate on-the-job training, has announced $12 million in Series A funding.
Recruitment startup Drafted launches app to find missed connections between employees and applicants
Drafted, the network recruiting startup out of Boston, has announced a new app called Scouted to add a layer of network intelligence to applicant screening.
Tech startup Roots Automation secures $3.2m to expand AI capabilities, accelerate customer acquisition
Roots Automation, the NYC-based Digital Coworkers as a Service company, has raised a $3.2 million seed round led by Vestigo Ventures.
Nigeria’s HR startup SeamlessHR has closed a seven-figure deal as it seeks to expand across other African markets.
Tech startup SKAEL receives $4.1m seed funding round to fuel next generation hyperautomation technology
SKAEL, San Francisco-based technology company offering automation platform for creating and deploying digital employees, has secured $4.1 million in a seed funding round.
Indian-based startup Expatriates.io sells premium job posting and resume features to employers and companies. Its website has established a footprint in 249 countries. Muhammed Haleel the company’s founder explains the business model.
Braintrust, a global network of highly-skilled technical and design talent, announced a $18 million Strategic Growth Round, just three months after emerging from stealth in June.
Zuper, provider of an intelligent workforce and customer management platform has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.
Bidbud, a mobile application that brings the power of trade and commerce back into the hands of the people, has announced its official launch on iOS and Android devices.
Enygma Ventures has made a R4.2 million investment into Job Crystal, South Africa’s premier recruitment company.
Turing.com, an automated platform that lets companies cut the time it takes to hire software engineers from months to days announced a $14 million seed funding round.
ChartHop, the world's first organizational management platform built to help companies plan for the future, announced it raised $14 million in a Series A financing led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).
Incluzion, the first online platform connecting companies to Black and Latinx talent for freelance work announced the launch of Incluzion Learning, and the Incluzion Remote Jobs.
Canadian based Connectus Global (Connectus), closed its Seed Round of financing led by Houston, Texas based CSL Ventures, the venture capital arm of energy services private equity firm CSL Capital Management.
Financial services startup Robinhood announced that this year, the company plans to hire hundreds of additional registered financial representatives in Southlake, Texas, and Tempe, Arizona.
Joblist, a job search platform that personalizes the process of finding and landing a job, has launched publicly to address the needs of the millions of Americans facing historic unemployment.
UK startup Omnipresent Group has raised $2m in a seed round led by Playfair Capital and Episode 1. The fundraise was closed within six weeks during the height of the pandemic.
SAP SE investment arm, SAP.iO Fund, has backed Crosschq, a San Francisco based company that provides a platform for creating and sharing candidate references.
USA seed investor CincyTech has announced an initial investment in Peerro, a career pathway management system enabling young people without college degrees to develop skills and land jobs that lead to advancement and financial independence.
Amsterdam-based B2B SaaS platform for building online communities Open Social has raised €1.25 million investment from Peak Capital and Nimbus Ventures.
US based The Mom Project has raised $25 million Series B funding in a round led by 7GC with Jack Leeney joining the Board of Directors.
Rate My Meeting is a Dutch startup that works with professionals and companies to improve meetings, their inclusivity, effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
Spain cybersecurity startup Kymatio closes €725,000 in financing round from Sabadell and JME Ventures
Kymatio, the SaaS platform that enables the management of cyber risk for employees, has increased its first round of investment by 40% to accommodate two new partners, Banco Sabadell BStartup and the JME Ventures fund.
French HR solution startup Neobrain has together with Breega, raised €3 million to support employees in professional transformation in a rapidly changing world.
Dutch investment company CNBB Venture Partners has made a multi-million euro investment in Wyzetalk, a fast-growing digital employee engagement company.
Digital recruitment agency Zenjob has successfully completed its Series C financing round of €27 million which it is betting on to grow footprint.
American Venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group has invested $8.5 million in cloud-based workforce management systems startup VNDLY.
Xaka Consulting is a Mozambique startup that offers a bouquet of human resource services among them leadership and management programmes, soft skills for all type of work-force, quality control, procurement and business intelligence.
With startups struggling to remain afloat during the coronavirus crisis, a Netherlands based startup is redefining the recruiting landscape.
Dr.3pleA Company is a tech startup domiciled in Nigeria that offers a host of services among them HR Management consulting, e-learning and provision of information on investment in real estate