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14 Recruiting Startups that Became Unicorns

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Personio

Personio

Personio is a cloud-based HR management and recruiting platform that empowers employers with the tools they need to attract, track, and build effective teams.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.30

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Arseniy Vershinin, Hanno Renner, Ignaz Forstmeier, Ignaz Forstmeier, Roman Schumacher

  • Industries:

    Employment, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $524.83M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Deel

Deel

Deel is an international payroll and compliance platform that allows you to pay your employees remotely, regardless of their country.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.50

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Alex Bouaziz, Ofer Simon, Shuo Wang

  • Industries:

    FinTech, Human Resources, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $625.15M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    39

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Papaya Global

Papaya Global

Papaya Global offers a secure, integrated, and customizable HR and payroll platform that can be used anywhere in the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.70

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Eynat Guez, Ofer Herman, Ruben Drong

  • Industries:

    Data Integration, Employment, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $438.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Handshake

Handshake

Handshake is a college career network that helps students and recent graduates find their next opportunity.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Ben Christensen, Garrett Lord, Scott Ringwelski

  • Industries:

    College Recruiting, Employment, Human Resources, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $430.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Eightfold.ai

Eightfold.ai

Eightfold is a professional organization that guides companies in their talent search.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.10

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Santa Clara

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Ashutosh Garg, Varun Kacholia

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Human Resources, Information Technology, Recruiting, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $397.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Beisen

Beisen

Beisen specializes in talent management and measurement.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2002

  • Founders:

    Guoji Wei

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $421.18M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Lusha

Lusha

Lusha is a crowdsourced data platform for B2B sales and marketing that connects sales, business development, and HR professionals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Assaf Eisenstein, Yoni Tserruya

  • Industries:

    B2B, Big Data, Information Technology, Recruiting, Sales Automation

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $245.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters is an end-to-end recruiting platform that helps companies with talent acquisition.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Jerome Ternynck

  • Industries:

    Enterprise Software, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS, Social Recruiting, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $274.15M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Phenom People

Phenom People

Phenom is a recruitment platform that leverages AI to help companies attract new talents.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Ambler

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Brad Goldoor, Hari Bayireddy, Mahe Bayireddi

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $163.02M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Gem

Gem

Gem is a recruiting platform that integrates with third-party applications such as LinkedIn, Gmail, etc.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Nick Bushak, Steven Bartel

  • Industries:

    Email, Internet, Recruiting, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $146.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    15

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SeekOut

SeekOut

SeekOut gives companies a competitive edge in recruiting hard-to-find and diverse talent.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Bellevue

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Aravind Bala, John Tippett, Vikas Manocha

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Recruiting, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $188.20M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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apna

apna

Apna is a professional networking and job placement platform that assists blue-collar and gray-collar workers in locating communities and securing employment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Nirmit Parikh

  • Industries:

    EdTech, Employment, Human Resources, Professional Services, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $192.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Karat

Karat

Karat develops an interviewing cloud platform to solve the multi-decade global shortage of software engineers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Seattle

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Jeffrey Spector, Mohit Bhende

  • Industries:

    Information Technology, Recruiting, SaaS, Software Engineering

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $151.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Remote

Remote

Remote offers international payroll, benefits, and compliance services for employees and contractors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Job van der Voort, Marcelo Lebre

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, Human Resources, Payments, Recruiting

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $315.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    20

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