The Paris-based HR startup Next Station secured €1.5 million in additional funding to continue helping people find jobs abroad. The list of investors include the Spanish VC firm Cabiedes and Partners and several business angels – for example Denis Fayolle, a French serial entrepreneur and business angel.
With the last year drastically changing job mobility and recruitment, companies have started to rethink what services they should use to hire the best talent from abroad. After achieving a growth of 400% in sales over the last 12 months, Next Station, a new international recruiting solution, has closed a new round of funding to continue its international expansion in Europe.
Founded in 2018 and launched in 2019, right before the hit of the COVID crisis, Next Station is both a recruiting platform that helps candidates find jobs abroad and a recruiting agency. By taking the role in between, Next Station aims to better connect the international talent market for companies and candidates.
Candidates sometimes struggle to identify job opportunities abroad, wasting time scanning opportunities that fit their career goals. Similarly, HR teams struggle too to get their jobs discovered by international candidates due to the lack of employer branding. Next Station set out to change this.
Next Station Co-founder Blanca Montero stated: “At Next Station, we leverage the scale of our platform to offer candidates the possibility to get discovered by job opportunities, anywhere in Europe. Every year, more than 100,000 candidates apply via our platform.”
Co-founder Nicolas Paulus added: “Next Station works with 200 top-tier European companies, including BDO, Back Market, and Transcom. With them, we have reinvented the recruiting agency model. Our technology allows a collaborative approach, and instead of having a consultant working alone in a search, we have a team of +30 recruiting experts working in parallel, speeding up the process and delivering results faster. This disruptive approach brings the best of technology and humans working together.”
This new round of funding will be used to continue its expansion in 7 markets: France, Spain, Germany, Austria, UK, Portugal, and the Netherlands. For that the Next Station founders plan to double their multicultural team (from more than 20 nationalities) before the end of 2021.