London-based start-up Spotted Zebra has raised $1.8 million in seed funding to help close the skills gap with its skills-based workforce management platform.
“We are excited to partner with a team that is defining a new SkillsTech category within the £30 billion HR tech space; one that puts skills at the heart of all people-decisions," says Joe Thornton, partner at Playfair Capital.
Spotted Zebra is asking employers to look at the skills of their employees rather than a job title or academic qualifications. It says it is 'powering the shift to skills-based organisations, a rapidly growing trend amongst the world's largest employers.'
“The magnitude of the skills-gap crisis is astonishing. More than half of companies around the world cannot find the skills they are looking for. Many companies are responding by adopting a new operating model for workforces; one that sees skills as the fundamental building blocks of work. But up until now there was no coherent technology solution to support such a transition. Spotted Zebra changes that! We power skills-based organisations," said Ian Monk, CEO of Spotted Zebra.