Hamburg-based global mobility platform Localyze is expanding operations to the U.K., Netherlands and Ireland to make it easier for companies to cut through the red tape and hire the best international talent.
With the Great Resignation showing few signs of slowing, and ongoing skills shortages hitting companies across Europe, the German platform is using advanced automation and human expertise to make employee migration hassle-free. Founded in 2018 by Hanna Amussen, Lisa Dahlke and Franzi Löw, it is helping fast-growing companies to grow their teams by offering support with visa applications to work, and residence permits, housing registrations and banking in different countries for candidates.
The U.K., Ireland and the Netherlands are home to some of the world’s fastest-growing companies who are scaling quicker than they can find, hire and onboard talent. In the UK for instance, the talent pool of software engineers is limited to around 300,000 people, compared to an extensive international pool of 26.8 million active software developers in the world.
Localyze is currently offering a free service that helps them understand how likely it is their candidate will get a visa through access to the platform’s in-house Global Mobility Experts here for a limited time.
Talking about its expansion plans, Hanna Asmussen, co-founder and CEO at Localyze, said: “The upheaval of the past few years has left founders and CEOs with major talent issues, from Brexit to the global pandemic. But it doesn't need to be this way, with talented workers across the world interested in working for fast-growing European companies. The key to making this happen, however, is a platform like Localyze that makes it smoother and easier than ever to find the talent that can help your business grow and enable you to relocate the staff to suit growth plans. This is all part of our mission to democratise global mobility and help companies find talent in unexpected places.”
In June 2021, the startup raised $12 million in a funding led by Blossom Capital, and has increased revenue 10x over the past year. The company plans to launch into North America in the coming year as well.
The platform is currently being used by the likes of Tier Mobility, Forto, Free Now and Personio to relocate 5,000 employees across 90 countries.