Emi Labs is a startup that develops AI tools to help human resources teams optimize their recruitment processes. It announced that it has raised a US$11 million Series A investment round led by Merus Capital and Koshla Ventures.

It will use this investment to work closely with current clients and grow its base. Over the next 12 months the company plans to double its headcount and grow the sales, marketing, engineering, and product teams.

Founded by Mateo Cavasotto, who serves as CEO, and CTO Andy Arslanian, Emi helps large companies hire frontline workers faster. It does this by automating communication with candidates, empowering the recruiting team, and improving their experience.

Emi participated in the winter 2019 Y Combinator batch, where it began its growth path. The company was well-positioned for the labor challenges that the pandemic brought in 2020.

“The pandemic created challenges in the general world of recruitment. That opened the eyes of many companies to start considering using technology to carry it out,” Cavasotto told Contxto in an interview.

In 2021 alone, Emi helped its clients to hire more than 20,000 employees. The company grew 20% each month in terms of the number of jobs it generated. Some of the clients that stand out include leading companies such as: Walmart, Iconn, Alsea, Danone, Sigma, Heineken, Cemex and Farmacias del Ahorro.

Emi is centered around the frontline workers of these massive companies. It is an enormous opportunity since these jobs represent a source of income for more than 70% of the active population.

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