Spotted Zebra, a London-based HR tech company, has secured €8.8 million in series a funding round led by the pan-European venture capital firm Nauta Capital, in which Act VC and current investors Playfair Capital and Entrepreneur First participated. They also raised €1.6 million back in April.
The funds will help Spotted Zebra reach its target of linking 10 million people with opportunities at the top employers in the world by 2030. The company plans to do this by expanding its product portfolio, recruiting new talent, and scaling its platform to new industries and markets.
With the help of the workforce management platform provided by Spotted Zebra, big businesses may find skill gaps in their workforces and close them through employee retraining, hiring, or succession planning.
Ian Monk, CEO and Co-Founder of Spotted Zebra said,“Our core belief is that employees are happier and more productive when their unique skills – their superpowers – are aligned with roles that use and develop these talents ,“Our platform is solving the skills crisis by aligning people with opportunities. We help our clients to quickly find the right candidates when looking externally, and by identifying those individuals most suitable for reskilling or succession when looking internally. And more than that, we’re ensuring that employees go home feeling motivated and energised because their superpowers are being put to good use.”
Conor Mills, Principal at Act VC, commented: “Spotted Zebra allows large organisations to highlight and validate skill sets and proficiency levels of both their workforce and candidate pools in a way not previously possible. This innovation allows executives and HR teams to make critical talent decisions with speed and confidence across various talent related work streams, delivering exceptional value for their organisations.“
The World Economic Forum considers the skills problem as one of the major issues of our day. The modern workplace is evolving quickly, with many jobs and skills becoming obsolete and vital new responsibilities sprouting too quickly to be filled.
About Spotted Zebra
Established in 2020, Spotted Zebra has a growing clientele that includes several FTSE100 organisations. The company has already garnered industry acclaim, having won the Gold Award in Candidate Assessment at the In-House Recruitment Awards 2022 for its collaboration with AWE through their hiring solution.