By Tom Jackson
South African recruitment marketplace JOBJACK is seeking the funding it needs to scale as it looks to put an end to the use of paper CVs in the job-hunting process.
Focused on entry level jobs, JOBJACK has more than 40,000 users and has run a host of successful retail pilots, all while being self-funded.
The startup is now working on what it calls a “major funding round”, however, in order to reach the amount of users it needs to really prosper, having proven its model at a smaller scale.
JOBJACK was dreamt up by Heine Bellingan and Christiaan van den Berg when they were students and looking for side jobs. During his articles, van den Berg’s his mother-in-law asked him if he knew some students that could assist her at an event, which he quickly organised.
“Afterwards the students contacted him asking for more jobs, and so he started thinking,” Bellingan, who is now the startup’s chief executive officer (CEO), said. “He came to me and we did some research, and we found nothing. We then called a few businesses, got a few jobs, and filled them. Thus validating the idea in our minds.”
This was in August 2017, and the pair decided Click here to read entire article