Latest investments in HR technology

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BY : Diego GutiérrezApril Mon, 2014

Recruitment-2.0The use of new technologies for hr management is a great source of opportunities such as task efficiency, cost reduction, increased productivity or improved internal communication and coordination, which have not gone unnoticed by investors. This is why in recent years we have witnessed a large number of operations, first at international level, and little by little at national level.

Venture Capital American in the hr sector

"American venture capital has been betting on HR technologies for some time now, and investment is on the rise. Proof of this is that many of the companies in which operations have been carried out this year had already carried out smaller rounds years ago," says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in alternative financing of the group. Abra Invest.
La Americana People Matter, platform dedicated to hr management through the design of human capital strategies and people management processes that has received 5 rounds of funding since its creation in 2009, raising a total of $63.4M. In the last of these rounds, which were attended by Harbert Venture Partners, Intersouth Partners, C&B CapitalScale Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley PartnersMorgenthaler Ventures and StarVest Partners  $16M.

New York Software Jibe allows the best talent to be recruited. Jibe has been involved in 4 rounds of funding in the last 3 years. The last one was a series B round of $10M in which the following participated Longworth Venture Partners, DFJ Gotham Ventures, Polaris PartnersThrive CapitalLerer Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ).

Investments in Spain

In Spain, there have also been significant operations in the sector in 2013, such as that of  Jobandtalent.

Jobandtalent, is a job platform that in 2013 raised a €2.5M round of funding from  Kibo Ventures, fund specialised in investing in "seed stage" technology companies, Félix Ruiz, co-founder of Tuentiand Alfonso Villanueva, senior partner at McKInsey & Co. in Singapore.

The training marketplace Aprendum  made a €300,000 funding round in October 2013, to boost the significant growth it has recently experienced in Latam, where it already achieves 30% of its turnover.

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