Dutch HR tech startup Harver raises $15 million in Series B funding to automate volume recruitment

Dutch HR tech startup Harver raises $15 million in Series B funding to automate volume recruitment

Amsterdam-born recruitment and HR platform Harver has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Insight Partners. The recent investment, which brings the startup’s total funding to $35 million, will be used on digital automation of the volume candidate selection process for enterprise organisations.

Since its launch in 2015, Harver’s pre-employment assessment platform digitally transformed hiring at scale for companies such as Netflix, Uber, Booking.com, and Heineken. The platform automates much of the hiring process and uses machine learning to determine the best applicant for a job by matching skills to requirements with applicants providing data via a series of tests. It is designed to remove the challenges surrounding high-volume hiring, including managing large volumes of applicants, mitigating unconscious bias, and capturing the right information upfront to make data-driven hiring decisions.

With offices in Amsterdam, New York, and London, the startup is providing companies with an effective, non-biased way to evaluate and automate the candidate selection process across Europe and the US.

"With our technology, we’re able to digitally transform the candidate selection process of large enterprise companies around the globe. We’ll empower recruiters to match candidates better and faster while eliminating all bias from the decision-making process," said Barend Raaff, co-founder and CEO at Harver. To reach this goal, Harver will continue to expand on its product development and matching engine with the use of the freshly raised capital.

 "This substantial investment from Insight Partners will give us the support we need to expand our product and connect with more companies looking to innovate and transform their recruitment practices," added Raaff.

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