Randstad invests in Swiss talent platform Goodwall

12.07.2018 16:54
Taha and Omar Bawa

Goodwall, the leading professional development network for young talent, today announces the close of its $10.8M Series A. The round is led by Randstad Innovation Fund and Manixer, strategic partners from the recruitment and higher education space. Additional investors include Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and Verve Capital Partners.

Having grown to over one million young professionals and students, the network has seen impressive traction with its core demographic of 14-24 year-olds. For all members, Goodwall’s experience begins with a holistic professional profile that visually demonstrates experience and education, specifically highlighting hard and soft skills. Based on their profiles and preferences, college students and graduates are connected with employers for jobs and internships, while high school students are connected to colleges and scholarships. Goodwall’s positive and inspirational community encourages members to network, guide and push each other forward.

“Our vision is to guide members’ to become the best versions of themselves and maximize their potential,” says Taha Bawa, co-founder and CEO of Goodwall. “Throughout a member’s career journey, we’ve got their back. We grow with them and support them to step out of their comfort zone and achieve more than they ever thought they could.”

“We’re excited to support the Goodwall team in building a new segment with college and graduate demographics after their success in creating a unique and positive community to gain support, receive guidance and opportunities,” says Paul Jacquin, Managing Partner from Randstad Innovation Fund. “The level of engagement on Goodwall has been impressive and unique in its community aspect. We are thrilled to bring the platform to its next chapter of growth.”

RIF is Randstad strategic corporate venture fund to fuel innovation and support Randstad’s ambition to be a leader in the HR-field. With a revenue of more than EUR23 billion and 5000 offices in 40 countries, Randstad is a global leader in the HR services industry. The round was co-led by Manixer, a Geneva-based private equity firm. Additional investors include Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and investiere.

(Press release)

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