Amsterdam-based HR/recruitment startup Yearn this year received a total of 400.000 euro in pre-seed money, raised in two rounds of private crowdfunding.
The rounds were 200.000 euro each and were done in January and October, founder Kaan Anit told StartupJuncture. At this moment, the startup will close a bigger seed round very soon.
Founded in 2015, Yearn is a referral recruitment platform and calls itself an ‘inner crowd recruitment platform’. What that exactly means, is that they help find talent for jobs through a curated network of so called ‘Superconnectors’. When people recommend people they know, it leads to better quality recommendations.
“In essence, everyone knows talented people”, Anit also said. “And therefore everyone can be a recruiter.”
Right know, 16 people work at Yearn. Among its clients are other Dutch startups like Ace & Tate, Helloprint and Relay42.
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