JobHopin, a Vietnam-based startup constructing an automatic job-recruitment platform for Southeast Asia, introduced right this moment that it has closed a $2.45 million Series A. This brings JobHopin’s complete raised thus far to greater than $three million, from traders together with SEMA Translink, KK Fund, Mynavi Corporation, Edulab Capital Partners, NKC Asia and Canaan Capital.
Founded in 2017 by CEO Kevin Tung Nguyen, JobHopin’s matching platform, known as Bunny, makes use of machine studying to pair candidates with jobs. The firm says there are about 60 million information economic system employees in Southeast Asia, and about 108 million job placements a yr, however many positions take greater than a month to fill on common, as a result of many corporations nonetheless do pre-screening work manually.
Bunny standardizes the language utilized in job descriptions and resumes for higher information evaluation, which is then used for to search out promising candidates for open positions.
JobHopin additionally has a database of greater than 1.four million job candidates derived from on-line databases and a couple of,000 enterprise shoppers in Vietnam, and offers real-time market information evaluation of salaries, expertise provide (or the variety of individuals certified to fill sure roles) and hiring demand. Those options will be built-in into providers like on-line training platforms, testing providers and third-party job portals.
In a press assertion, EduLab Capital Partners Liam Pisano stated, “We are excited to now be a part of the JobHopin story and lend our help. This is an organization that’s connecting the rising Vietnamese economic system to a gifted workforce, whereas discovering methods to assist the jobseeker enhance their profile and bridge the talents hole.”