Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: European job site jobandtalent raises €2.5 million for its employment site for passive job seekers

By Editor July 22, 2013

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Intelligent job search site jobandtalent has raised €2.5 million in venture funding. The London- and Madrid-based startup competes in the crowded online employment space with a platform that uses linguistic analysis of job postings from across the web to automatically match applicants with opportunities that fit their profile. Participants in the round include Spanish investor Kibo Ventures, and Angels that include Félix Ruiz and Alfonso Villanueva. Jobandtalent was founded in 2009 by Felipe Navio, a former McKinsey & Company management consultant, and Juan Urdiales, a serial entrepreneur who founded personalized fashion startup Pluscuamperfecta. The team previously raised a total of €1.1 million in Angel and Seed funding rounds.

Vital Stats:


HQ: London and Madrid

Founders: Felipe Navio and Juan Urdiales

Year Founded: 2009

Investors: Kibo Ventures; Angels: Félix Ruiz and Alfonso Villanueva (venture round)

Innovation: Linguistic analysis of job postings across the web to match with ‘passive’ applicants.

Funding: €3.6 million

(Sources: jobandtalent, TechCrunch)

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