Jobbio secures €1m in funding round
26 February 2015 | 0
Hiring platform Jobbio is expanding its international presence after securing €1 million in funding. The round was led by AIB Seed Capital Fund, MXC Capital, Enterprise Ireland, and private investment.
On the back of the investment Jobbio will be implementing a series of new features, including a cleaner design, improved search capability and, from March, a mobile app.
Developed by brothers Stephen and John Quinn, Jobbio is used by some 100,000 applicants (‘talent’) and over 550 companies (‘brands’) including Unilever, Ryanair, Dropbox, Bank of Ireland, Mazars, Survey Monkey and Brown Bag Films.
The Jobbio platform matches talent with brands on the basis of personal profiles (‘bios’), which can be updated at any time. Features for job hunters include the ability for users to ‘follow’ a brand anonymously, build personalised news feeds of relevant vacancies. Companies, for their part, can track talent from connection through to hire. The ability to make notes, tags, foldering, auto-replies, search, messaging and even multiple logins are also included.
“We… help organisations to solve four crucial recruitment problems for businesses: cost, time, presentation and talent attraction,” said Stephen Quinn, CEO, Jobbio. “We give our customers a platform to showcase their brand and opportunities, a global first live applicant tracking system, access to a wonderful marketplace of talent and we remove the high fixed costs associated with recruitment.
“This funding will be crucial to help us consolidate and build upon Jobbio’s success to date. The opportunity is huge and lies in all the dormant CVs sitting in inboxes around the world. We are making job discovery and application a more fluid process, talent can learn more about the companies and the jobs and can apply instantly with a click.”