Berlin Tech-Startup Zenjob closes EUR 3 Million funding
Berlin/ San Francisco 31. March 2017. The Berlin-based full service on-demand staffing platform Zenjob announced a Series A round of EUR 3 Million. Zenjob leverages technology to address short-notice staffing challenges of companies across various sectors such as hospitality, gastronomy or retail.
Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, Swiss Early Stage Investor Redalpine and German Growth Investor Acton Capital Partners participated in the round. The funding will be used to accelerate growth and expand across Germany.
Jobseekers can select and book their part-time assignments on the go via mobile app and benefit from a wide variety of jobs on the Zenjob platform. Beforehand they complete a structured on-boarding process and training. Continuous feedback and assessment “on the job” guarantees a pool of qualified and motivated talents. Companies can book via Zenjob in few minutes and receive immediate access to a pool of top quality talents. Zenjob also takes care of the administrative process for their business clients, providing a hassle-free and swift staffing solution. Zenjob talents are employed by the platform. Companies in need of staff will only have to sign a contract with Zenjob instead of filling out lengthy employment forms for each employee.
“The future of work is digital. It’s already possible to open a bank account on your phone with a few clicks. However, finding a side job still requires hefty paperwork. Zenjob strives to digitize this process for both talent and company ”, explains Zenjob CEO Fritz Trott. “And we are very happy to have strong international partners to help us make our vision a reality.
Zenjob was founded in 2016 by Fritz Trott, Cihan Aksakal, Frederik Fahning and Cornelius von Rantzau, who possess extensive tech, legal and operational expertise from previous roles at Treatwell, Foodpanda, kaufDA and Westwing. The Berlin-based startup has acquired more than 1000 students and currently supplies talents to over 300 companies, including Sheraton Hotels, fashion chain Gerry Weber and food delivery Foodora.
Harald Nieder, Partner at Redalpine:
“We love the proposition, because Zenjob uses technology to solve the most pressing pain points around short-term staffing, offering maximum flexibility for workers and on-demand availability of top quality staff for employers.”
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PR - Nathalie Goetz