HiPeople Raises $3M for Automated Reference Checks

HiPeople has raised $3m in seed funding to develop its recruitment tool. The investment comes from Atomico co-founder Mattias Ljungman’s new venture firm, Moonfire, as well as Capnamic Ventures and Cherry Ventures. The Berlin-based start-up was founded in 2019 by Jakob Gillmann and Sebastian Schüller. The latest round of funding follows a pre-seed round of $1.1m in 2019, ahead of the company’s product launch in 2020. HiPeople is a HR tech firm that automates candidate reference checks from request to collection and analysis.

“CVs are surprisingly limited and provide few insights on the candidate,” said Jakob Gillmann. “Reference checks allow you to dive deeper into the candidate’s past performance and experience and make it easier to understand the job you are trying to fill.”

The investment will be used to support growth so that more recruiters can hire remotely using automated reference checks

Announcement: HiPeople Raises $3M for Automated Reference Checks