On the back of their very successful launch earlier this year, psychometric and social career guidance solution Talentoday has just announced raising a $1.4 million seed round with multiple investors including Nicolas Draca, Head of Global Marketing Operations at LinkedIn; Herve Goguely, former Chairman and CEO of Netcentrex; as well as angels from HP, Visa, and Oracle.
Cofounded by Pierre-François Verley and Martin Ryssen, Talentoday helps organizations of all sizes engage with their teams by adding value to both employers and employees. In just 9 months, their Enterprise Career Guidance Platform has logged 3M+ registered users surpassing the long leading Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Their growth continues to show no signs of abating with an average of 16k users signing up daily.
In speaking about what they want to achieve, Verley adds “We want to help people know themselves and define their career paths. By delivering personal insights, we believe that everyone can make better career decisions based on their unique strengths, personality traits, and inner motivation sources.”
They continue to roll-out innovations, launching earlier this month Talentoday Manager which will help companies better address many of the common challenges of recruiting and managing talent, including:
● Maximizing the probability of hiring the right person
● Increasing employee satisfaction and productivity, via data driven coaching methodologies
● Creating the best teams and supporting project success
With this first round of funding, Talentoday will grow its user base further, scale out the platform accordingly, and hire additional talent in engineering and marketing. However, to further expand on the vision laid out above by Verley, they’ll be seeking a Series A round of funding in early 2015.