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Milan-based job search startup StepsConnect raises €1 million to expand its recruitment platform abroad

StepsConnect, a Milan based recruiting platform that helps companies quickly find qualified candidates thanks to an innovative candidate experience, has closed a €1 million investment round, subscribed by a group of investors formed by 40Jemz Ventures, Eden Ventures by IAG, Maggioli Ventures, Moffu Labs, GĔNĔRAS Corporate, Moonstone Fund, KF-Invest and Enzima12. Strategic business angels also intervened to support StepsConnect: Emiliano Maria Cappuccitti, Gianpaolo Naef, Massimo Cioffi, Dino Caprioni and Massimo Pagnetti, experts in the HR field.

Founded in 2022, Stepsconnect offers an innovative solution to contemporary recruiting challenges, through a multi-channel digital platform that helps companies HR teams quickly find qualified GenZ and Millennial candidates. The platform is based on a matching algorithm between job post and candidate which improves the quality of applications analyzed by Recruiters, making job advertisements more attractive, allowing candidates to search for jobs more efficiently and maintaining the social channel as one of its distinctive elements on the market, together with AI to support talent acquisition.

The idea of StepsConnect was born in 2022, from interviews and customer scientific investigations carried out with users of our first platform. As a team, we have been working together for several years and our bond is very strong, such as the values that drive us and the shared interest in complex problems. When we started, we knew we wanted to do something big, but in the midst of the pandemic what was most useful to us was developing platforms for clients,” commented Matteo Trovò, CEO of StepsConnect.

Today Matteo holds the role of CEO and frontman, managing growth and supporting the sales team, Nicolò holds the role of COO, the engine that coordinates internal operations and promotes communication thanks to his ability to balance operational needs with development ones, vital to their continued success. Finally, Anton owns the role of CTO: his ability to solve complex problems was fundamental in positioning StepsConnect.

We are riding the wave of digital transformation in the Italian market: HRtech is becoming increasingly important, and the numbers are proving it thanks to the growth it is experiencing today. Over the last ten years, we have realized that HR has never evolved and today our product aims to give an answer to a market that is transforming, a vertical, solid and fast answer,” said Denis Balbo, Head of Sales.

Stepsconnect is preparing for a Seed Round in the upcoming months: the objective of the priced Round is to speed up the expansion of the foreign countries that in recent months are testing it and investing in the optimization of a product capable of going ever deeper into the Recruiting process.

“For decades the job advertisements market and the application/selection process have not evolved, increasingly shaking off the needs of the new generations. StepsConnect is a fresh and more current solution than ever that aims to fill this gap. We are thrilled to support Matteo and his team in this innovative adventure. We continue the search for the next startups to invest in, which solve the usual problems in an innovative way and improve the efficiency of processes with intelligence and innovation,” added David Erba, 40Jemz Ventur Co-Managing Partner.

Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo is the Head of News at EU-Startups. He has been extensively covering startups, venture capital and innovation ecosystems, including contributions to numerous publications such as Sifted, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Through his work as an editor and writer, he continues to shape the narrative surrounding the best stories of the tech world.
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