Jobbio to expand internationally following €1m investment

By Business & Finance
25 February 2015

Jobbio, a unique  hiring platform developed by Irish brothers, Stephen and John Quinn, will expand its international footprint in the US and UK, having secured €1m funding via AIB Seed Capital Fund, MXC Capital, Enterprise Ireland, and private investment.

Since its launch, Jobbio has become the recruitment platform of choice for over 550 companies across a broad variety of sectors ranging from technology, media, marketing, hospitality, FMCG and retail sectors.

Companies like Unilever, Ryanair, Dropbox, Bank of Ireland, Mazars, Survey Monkey as well as innovative and rapidly expanding businesses such as AirBnB, Hailo to Brown Bag Films are already using the platform to hire more efficiently. Currently, over 100,000 applicants have registered on the Jobbio platform. For example, this week already, 54 jobs have been announced by Ryanair and Quantcast alone on the Jobbio platform.

This funding will be used to expand Jobbio’s UK and Irish operations as well as launch Jobbio in the US, where on February 1st; it opened its US offices in New York. Since opening the London office, Jobbio has signed up over 50 brands across the technology, property, media, marketing, retail and hospitality sectors. Jobbio will use the funding to expand its UK team by another 10 employees to cater for growing demand both from companies and applicants.

“We have seen Jobbio help organisations to solve four crucial recruitment problems for businesses, cost, time, presentation and talent attraction,” said Stephen Quinn, CEO, Jobbio. “We give our customers a platform to showcase their brand and opportunities, a global first live applicant tracking system, access to a wonderful marketplace of talent and we remove the high fixed costs associated with recruitment. Our clients pay only for relevant talent, and we will do it all on mobile. The market has now changed forever,” said Quinn.

“This funding will be crucial to help us consolidate and build upon Jobbio’s success to date. He added: “The opportunity is huge and lies in all the dormant CVs sitting in inboxes around the world. We are making job discovery and application a more fluid process, talent can learn more about the companies and the jobs and can apply instantly with a click.

“People are not going to continue to email CV’s into companies or fill out big cumbersome forms and attach documents to the old age HR systems that companies use. They are going to have a dynamic bio in their hand, they are going to search for opportunities online and on mobile and be able to apply with a click directly and privately to the company.”