JOBJACK, a recruitment startup based in South Africa, has raised ZAR45 million (US$2.5 million) in pre-Series A funding, according to a press release by Co-founder Christiaan van den Berg on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
The web-based platform was established in 2018 by Van den Berg and Heine Bellinga, with the aim of changing the entry-level recruitment scene in the country. The platform is designed to guide job seekers through the process of creating a CV and applying for job openings directly from their mobile phones.
The company has already registered almost two million job seekers and is growing at an additional rate of 2,000 daily. The secured funding will be used to expand the company’s network and improve operations. “These funds will enable us to continue our momentum of onboarding employers and streamlining entry-level recruitment while driving accessibility and affordability for job seekers who need it most,” said Van den Berg, who is also the co-CEO of JOBJACK.