GetLinks, a Bangkok-based mostly startup concentrated on serving to tech firms discover and seek the services of prime talent, has closed a $five hundred,000 seed round.
five hundred Startups and CyberAgent Ventures furnished the revenue for GetLinks, which started out as a ‘Tinder for jobs’ fashion organization right before pivoting into a curated position platform. That means that equally candidates and employer vacancies are vetted remaining recognized on to its position platform. GetLinks itself makes revenue at the time a prospect has been hired — getting a lower of their income, like a headhunter — which incentives it to supply high-quality candidates and work on equally sides.
Today’s funding represents a impressive modify in fortune for GetLinks’ French co-founder and CEO Djoann Fal. Very last February, Fal — who initial came to Asia to get the job done for Rocket Internet — appealed to pals, spouse and children and other individuals to enable crowdfund his startup as the revenue dried up. Now, with the organization graduating accelerator courses from JFDI Asia (Singapore) and five hundred Startups (U.S.), it has lifted revenue from two of Southeast Asia’s most popular seed-phase investors.
GetLinks normally takes a distinctive approach to making its userbase than anything like LinkedIn, many thanks to its concentration on offline events. Its meetups appeal to hundreds of attendees, which, Fal informed TechCrunch, helps construct the company’s brand, increase recognition of its company and carry workers and position seekers on board.
The organization has operate events in Thailand, and is gearing up for its initial in Vietnam on March twelve. This revenue will go in the direction of rising its presence in Vietnam and also creating a shift into Singapore, via an event and some internet marketing. Fal reported the organization has begun chatting to investors about a Collection A round with a see to expanding to extra nations.
Israeli-U.S. startup Woo lifted $two.35 million earlier this calendar year to enable give prime talent passive position searching experiences, and GetLinks is transferring in the direction of the exact same aim in Southeast Asia, where professional social networks like LinkedIn have almost nothing like the get to of Facebook, which is generally use to hook up for networking. Woo is fairly exceptional with just 5,000 candidates. That might work in the U.S., but with no job site dedicated to Southeast Asia’s nascent startup place, GetLinks wants to be relatively extra obtainable.
Fal reported that GetLinks’ latest employer associates include Google, Uber, Line and Rocket Internet’s Lazada.