Social Recruiting Company Secures Venture Investment

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LONDON, February 2, 2011 -, ( the
social recruiting platform, has secured an undisclosed amount of venture
capital funding from Northzone Ventures ( and two
experienced angels -Pierce Casey (
and Mike Bourne. (

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Northzone is one of Europe's leading venture funds and was the
first investor in companies likeSpotify, and Stepstone. As
part of the investment, Bjorn Stray, ( Co-Founder & Partner at Northzone
will join the BraveNewTalent board. Bjorn, one of Europe's most experienced
venture capitalists in the sector, sat on the board of Stepstone between 1996
and 2009, and spent the first three years as Chairman. He isin a strong
position to assist BraveNewTalent ( with its
international development.

Bjorn said, "The evolution of online recruitment from the job
board model to a social recruiting model is something I have expected for
some time. I have considered many opportunities, but BraveNewTalent
( is the first one I felt had real potential
to change the industry. It is our aim to fully deliver value to employers and
jobseekers, and in doing so develop BraveNewTalent into a billion dollar
market leader."

BraveNewTalent ( also welcomes
Pierce Casey and Mike Bourne as angels. Pierce is a serial private investor
in the recruitment sector, and is currently Chairman of Norman Broadbent.

BraveNewTalent ( has
successfully created talent communities for employers including IBM, Tesco,
L'Oreal and McAfee. Lucian Tarnowski, BraveNewTalent's Founder & CEO
commented: "This venture investment allows us to pursue the global social
recruiting opportunity. Our mission is to change the face of recruitment and
map the global talent market. With new investors who have many years of
experience in this sector we can now fully develop our product and drive the
message home; social recruiting should be part of every employer's recruiting
strategy. We also plan to hire some great talent along the way!"

This new round of funding will be used to further develop the
BraveNewTalent ( platform, allowing employers
to build, engage, recruit and train talent communities. In order to support
this development, the company plans to make a number of senior level and
strategic hires to oversee this new growth phase. BraveNewTalent
( will now also begin to expand its operating
base internationally as it rolls out global social recruiting services for
its clients.

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( For client enquiries contact Jimmy Kyriacou
on +44(0)2077340440 or email

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