JobHop, a recruiting platform that focuses on matchmaking, recently announced that they fund raised $710,000 in seed money from the venture capital firm from Singapore KK Fund ans the recruitment company from Japan, Mynaci Corporation.
Angel investors such as Thu Huong Duong (Forbes Vietnam CEO), Matt Crakes (Canaan Valley Capital Partner), Thomas Hornbeck (Gotit co-founder), and executives from iCare Benefits, PWC Vietnam, and HSC also participated in the funding round.
JobHop plans to use the funding for talent acquisition and product development.
Inspired by the success of US-based Ziprecruiter, the startup aims to tackle the critical timing and fit problems in hiring for both recruiters and job-seekers by using data science and blockchain.
In the status quo, job-seekers tend to spend a lot of time posting their resume on various recruitment platform, while recruiters also source a great number of candidates from various platforms.
JobHop aims to save time by presenting only the most suitable candidates to recruiters.
“Similar to dating, JobHop takes care of everything that needs to happen before the date to make sure both parties focus more in the personal engagement,” said JobHop Founder/CEO Kevin Tung Nguyen in a press statement.
“Our name JobHợp (‘suitable job’) speaks to the main idea behind our business. We don’t help you apply just a job, but one that suits you the most, and we’ll do so in the shortest amount of time,” he added.
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