Tech recruitment platform GetLinks raises funding from SEEK Group, Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund

Anisa Menur
Tech recruitment platform GetLinks raises funding from SEEK Group, Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund

GetLinks started off as an online headhunter service which curates and connects tech talents to businesses. It plans to add new services with the latest funding round

Tech recruitment platform GetLinks today announced that it has raised an undisclosed funding round from SEEK Group (which operates JobStreet and JobsDB), Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, and SCG via AddVentures.

K-Ventures, Peterson Group, and Axis Capital Partners also participated in the funding round, which followed a US$500,000 seed funding round GetLinks has raised in March 2016.

GetLinks started off as an online headhunter service which curates and connects businesses to tech talents, particularly developers, designers, and digital marketers.

It also partners with various offline tech event organisers to reach out to potential tech talents and companies.

To complement existing services, the startup plans to use the new funding to launch skills and talent training programme and develop “hyper-localised” operating hubs across 11 key markets.

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In a press statement, the startup dubbed its plan as “championing an adaptive talent community.”

Founded in Thailand in 2015 by CEO Djoann Fal and Chairman Keenan Kwok, GetLinks is also looking forward to move parts of its core team to Hong Kong to tap into Alibaba’s resources and expertise.

Co-founder Kwok is based out of Hong Kong, and the startup already has a presence in the market.

“The nature of work has drastically changed. Digitalisation has created a huge demand for tech talents, whilst simultaneously resulting in an even greater loss of jobs due to automation. We founded GetLinks with the aim of solving this rapidly-growing digital gap, and with the support of key partners and ecosystem builders, we can continue to innovate and create new ways to create an adaptive talent community,” said Fal.

In addition to Thailand and Hong Kong, the startup is also available in Singapore, Vietnam, India, and South Korea.

It claimed to have secured over 500,000 profiles in its platform and work with over 3,000 companies.

Image Credit: GetLinks

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