Singapore-based career platform, Glints has raised $22.5 MN in Series C funding led by Japanese human resources management firm PERSOL Holdings. The new capital will be used on Glints’ expansion in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Taiwan and hiring for its product and engineering teams.
Glints Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Oswald Yeo said this is the largest funding round to date for a talent platform in Southeast Asia, and brings the startup’s total raised to $33 MN.
Other participants included returning investors Monk’s Hill Ventures, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Flipkart Co-founder Binny Bansal, and former Goldman Sachs TMT China head and partner Xiaoyin Zhang.
Founded in 2013, Glints says it has been used by more than 1.5 MN professionals and 30,000 organizations, including Gojek, Tokopedia, Starbucks, and Mediacorp.
Most of its current users are from the tech and financial services sectors, but Glints has a “broad horizontal focus on young to mid-level professionals,” and its long-term goal is to be sector agnostic, Yeo told TechCrunch.
Glints was also reported sharing that its cross-border remote work hub, TalentHub, doubled its business in 2020 as the pandemic also made employers more open to hiring remotely.