JobHopin, the Vietnam-based recruitment startup has announced picking up $2.45 million as part of Series A financing from a clutch of investors. The investment comes from South Korea’s SEMA Translink Investment, Boston- and Tokyo-based Edulab Capital Partners, and Japanese tech and HR services firm NKC Asia.
Notably, prior to this round, the firm had bagged up $710K in seed capital which was led by KK Fund and Mynavi Corporation in 2018. The current financing takes the total amount raised by the company to $3 million.
The firm was started in 2017 by Kevin Tung Nguyen runs a job-matching platform known as Bunny which uses machine learning tech to connect the job seekers with the employers. The company claims to have a database which has more than 1.4 million job seekers details from their 2,000 enterprise clients across Vietnam. The firm plans to use the freshly raised funds to make Bunny reachable to more users in the country and another Southeast Asian market.
Nguyen, the CEO of the firm, talking about the recruitment segment said that Recruitment has lived through world wars. It has lived through economic depressions and the one thing you will see over the course of generation after generation is that businesses thrive or fail all because of its people."
EduLab Capital Partners Liam Pisano through a press release said, “We are excited to now be part of the JobHopin story and lend our support. This is a company that is connecting the growing Vietnamese economy to a talented workforce while finding ways to help the jobseeker improve their profile and bridge the skills gap.”
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