BraveNewTalent Secures Venture Investment

BraveNew Closes VC Funding Round With NorthZone

BraveNewTalent, the social recruiting platform, has secured an undisclosed amount of venture capital funding from Northzone Ventures and two experienced angels – Pierce Casey and Mike Bourne.

Northzone is one of Europe’s leading venture funds and was first investor in companies such as Spotify, Lastminute.com and Stepstone. As part of the investment, Bjorn Stray, Co-Founder & Partner at Northzone will be joining the BraveNewTalent board. Bjorn is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capitalists in the online recruitment sector having sat on the board of Stepstone between 1996 and 2009, and spent the first three years as Chairman. Bjorn is in a strong position to assist BraveNewTalent with its next stage of international development.

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BraveNewTalent Facebook App Featured on TechCrunch

BraveNewTalent Facebook App on TechCrunch

BraveNewTalent is a startup which has taken an approach from the other end of the telescope. It’s spent time building a network of corporate clients starting in London which has brought in revenues and pushed the startup towards profitability already, but clearly that doesn’t qualify it as a startup which can scale.

What does qualify it is its new Facebook app which just went live here.

This app builds your professional profile but instead of letting potential employers see all your embarrassing Facebook profile photos, it gives them access to what they need to know about you – your education, work history and current employer – while you get to see information about them and also, more interestingly, stats on your friends.

The app will recommend employers and jobs based on your profile. You can’t bring in Linkedin connections into the app yet but that is on the roadmap. Also displayed are where my friends want to work or do actually work, and the statistics section pulls in the top companies your friends work in, top industries, universities, degrees, etc.

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