The start-up TestGorilla, founded only last year, announced that it has raised $10 million in new money to help organizations identify better talent.
At the end of last year it was already announced that the platform for preselection of the Dutch TestGorilla had raised one million euros. So now it is (definitely) tenfold more. “The corona pandemic has caused a shift in the way organizations recruit new talent”, say the entrepreneurs behind the platform, Wouter Durville and Otto Verhage. “As a result, attracting new talent has become more difficult than ever and recruiters need to focus more on skills and intrinsic motivation than on resumes and experience.”
“It is unacceptable that only a quarter of employees worldwide have found their dream job”, said CEO Wouter Durville. “The funding will allow us to further develop the platform and expand the range of smart screening tests. With this, we make it easier for HR managers – across a wide range of industries and functions – to quickly reach an informed decision based on the most important factors for the job. Our assessments work like a crystal ball by highlighting the best candidates. These are often overlooked when judging by resumes alone. Our assessments put an end to those costly mismatches.”
Platform makes exclusion through prejudice impossible
European venture capitalist Notion Capital led the $10 million funding round, in partnership with Partech, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures and a group of HR tech entrepreneurs including Indeed co-founder Paul Forster, Peakon co-founder Phil Chambers and Justworks co-founder Isaac Oates. Jos White, General Partner at Notion Capital: “Successful businesses revolve around people. And the search for the best people is becoming more challenging than ever. On the other hand, remote or partially remote working is becoming more and more common. This also increases the supply of talent. After all, there are no longer any geographical barriers. Other barriers are also falling away. More and more companies realize the need for more diversity and social integration in the workplace. TestGorilla fits in perfectly with this new, rapid development because the platform makes exclusion through prejudice impossible.”
TestGorilla is an online skills assessment platform with one-way video interviewing functionality. The company’s remote team serves recruiters, HR professionals, hiring managers, and hiring teams in more than 40 countries. TestGorilla is registered in the Netherlands.