Kenya-based jobs portal Fuzu.com has just raised $1.84 in seed funding thanks to contributions to Barona Technologies, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, and Polkuni. The funds will be used to fuel their expansion in Africa and Asia.
Fuzu has developed an intelligent career development, learning and recruitment platform for emerging markets. The company's vision is to provide innovative solutions to challenges faced by millions of job seekers and employers across the emerging markets.
For employers the platform offers advanced search and recruitment solutions with competence evaluation and algorithm based ranking to identify the best fitting candidates.
For job seekers the platform provides career counseling, learning solutions and information about open positions and industry updates, providing support and guidance at different stages of user's career.
Fuzu.com boasts a community of more than 180,000 users. Africa is predicted to be the world’s largest job market by 2040. With more than 120 million people entering the job market between 2010 and 2020 alone, Fuzu’s potential for expansion is enormous.