Glints, the Singapore-based profession platform, introduced right now it has raised $22.5 million in Collection C funding led by Japanese human sources administration agency PERSOL Holdings. The brand new capital will probably be used on Glints’ enlargement in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan and hiring for its product and engineering groups.
Glints co-founder and chief government officer Oswald Yeo stated that is the most important funding spherical thus far for a expertise platform in Southeast Asia, and brings the startup’s complete raised to $33 million. Different individuals included returning buyers Monk’s Hill Ventures, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Companions, Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal and former Goldman Sachs TMT China head and accomplice Xiaoyin Zhang.
Based in 2013, Glints says it has been utilized by greater than 1.5 million professionals and 30,000 organizations, together with Gojek, Tokopedia, Starbucks and Mediacorp. Most of its present customers are from the tech and monetary providers sectors, however Glints has a “broad horizontal give attention to younger to mid-level professionals,” and its long-term aim is to be sector agnostic, Yeo informed TechCrunch.
One of many methods Glints differentiates from different job platforms lively in its markets, like LinkedIn, JobStreet and CakeResume, is by constructing a “full-stack” of providers for individuals who need to advance their careers. Along with its job market, which the corporate says has greater than 7,000 lively listings and four million guests every month, Glints additionally gives neighborhood options and abilities training, like on-line courses.
Certainly one of Glints’ worth propositions helps corporations, particularly in tech, deal with the regional expertise scarcity, a subject it just lately lined in a complete report with Monk’s Hill Ventures.
One of many options the report highlighted is hiring groups based mostly in several Southeast Asian nations to handle expertise crunches in particular markets, like Singapore. Glints says its cross-border distant work hub, TalentHub, doubled its enterprise in 2020 because the pandemic additionally made employers extra open to hiring remotely.