In addition, the startup is launching a platform that promises to reduce recruitment costs by up to 50%.
Talently, which offers training and an employability marketplace, announced its new capital raising: a US$3 million seed round. With this figure, it has raised around US$3.7 million in funding, according to Crunchbase records.
The round involved 500 Startups Latam, Alaya Capital, Salkantay Ventures, Newtype Ventures, Potencia Ventures, Latin Leap, and renowned angels, such as the founders of Automattic (WordPress), Cornershop, Clara, and Startupeable.
The startup that connects talent with technology companies announced in a press release that it has grown 50x since the pandemic, maintaining a monthly growth of 30%.
How Talently operates
Talently has an intensive training platform for software developers in tools that allow them to access positions in leading technology companies.
Its training areas focus on employability issues such as personal branding, job interview management, technical English, and strengthening technological skills. All this through a solution that combines access to unlimited content with personalized advice tailored to personal needs.
According to edtech, more than 1,000 students who have taken its program have had access to job openings in the company’s network of allies in the United States. In addition, under this model, Talently wants to position itself as the marketplace for the most relevant technology companies and startups to find the talent they are looking for.
It is also launching an “intelligent match” platform between developers and employers in Mexico and the United States. It aims to help companies streamline their recruiting process, reducing costs by up to 50% compared to traditional recruiters. It also promises to save them time, with a value proposition of fewer than ten days of hire.
The edtech’s founders, Domenica Obando, Roxana Kern, and Cristian Vega, said the new capital will allow them to consolidate their operations in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia and strengthen the market in Argentina.
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