Harver, an AI-fueled HR tech startup from Amsterdam, last week announced an additional $4.2 million (€3.4M) from a Series A funding led by its current lead investor, Insight Venture Partners. With millions previously poured into the software company that specializes in pre-hiring and talent-matching, this brings Harver’s total funding to $15.6 million (€12.7M).
With this additional funding, Harver plans to expand the team, continuing its rapid growth and supporting its mission of solving major recruitment problems. By hiring additional team members, Harver will focus on bringing its AI matching technology to companies of all sizes, specifically within the United States.
Over the past two years, Harver has secured big-name tech and Fortune 500 companies as clients, most noteworthy recent customer such as Zappos, Netflix, Booking.com, Vodafone, OpenTable, and Casper.
Hiring the best talent
Barend Raaff, CEO and founder, comments on the mission of the HR-tech startup: “We believe hiring the best talent is important for any company; big or small. In the past years, we have enhanced our platform and AI to make our matching technology available for any job, in any language, anywhere in the world. Based on requests from the market over the past years, we believe it’s the right time to accelerate on these opportunities.”
Harver’s software allows companies and applicants to eliminate the resume, establishing a more accurate and effective hiring process while also removing hiring bias and discrimination. Through automating the application process, Harver analyzes modules, tests, and assessments to match the right candidate to the job – without factoring in age, name, look, gender, or resume.
In the past year, Harver has transformed its software to an open ecosystem, allowing the technology to fit the hiring needs of companies of all sizes and languages. In 2017, Harver used their first round of Series A funding to expand to the United States by opening its US Headquarters in New York City. Founded in 2014, Harver has an international headquarters in Amsterdam and a US HQ in New York City, with additional offices in London, Colombo, Sri Lanka.