Dublin-based Jobbio raises $18 million as part of Canadian expansion

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Dublin-based careers marketplace Jobbio has raised a $18 million CAD Series A as it looks to scale in the UK and Canada.

“It’s exciting to see our vision come to life,” said Stephen Quinn, co-founder of Jobbio. “We started with a simple idea — to make it easy to find and apply for jobs, and to make hiring easy and affordable. It’s amazing to see it become a global platform that’s trusted by some of the biggest companies in the world.”

Investors in the round include IIU and Barry Maloney, founder of Balderton Capital. The company plans to double its existing team and build on strategic partners, which currently include WeWork and IDG.

“Canada has always had a progressive attitude to changing the way things are done and is on the bleeding edge when it comes to technology,” said Dee Murphy, expert-in-residence at Jobbio. “There’s no question that there’s a real appetite for a platform like Jobbio in Canada, and since its inception we’ve received a really positive response from both talent and companies alike across all Canadian cities. We’re excited to really put boots on the ground over there and make a difference to how companies hire and how peoples find and apply for jobs.”

Jobbio’s platform allows companies to post jobs and advertise across several social networks, while allowing them to search, track, and filter candidates. An interactive careers channel allows companies to showcase their brand and values.

As Jobbio is fully private, job-seekers can apply and contact companies privately to provide access to their biographies, and get a better look at the companies they’re applying for. Jobbio says it has reached 100 million potential candidates.

Murphy says that Jobbio doesn’t have any direct competitors. “There are plenty of companies offering parts of what we do; but none that offer it all – a two-sided marketplace, private job application and employer branding combined with unrivaled jobs distribution and a seamlessly simple ATS. We’re really proud that we’ve developed an offering that’s truly unique.”