Nov 25, 2013

[The Bridge] Leading Mark raises 50 million yen, launches online platform for recruiting

Tokyo-based startup Leading Mark, announced on November 5th that it has launched an alpha version of Recme, an online platform that aims to create a more efficient recruitment process. The company also announced that it has raised 50 million yen from CyberAgent Ventures. 
Leading Mark is a startup that Yuji Iida founded while he was a student at Tokyo University. The company organizes recruitment fairs, having succeeded in attracting more than 15,000 students from prestigious universities in Japan and China, with about 1000 students for each event. Their clients include major companies, providing them with recruitment consulting services as well. 
... In Japan, the average number of companies that students approach during their job hunt is over 100. That means for recruiters less than 1% of students they meet will actually join the company. Leading Mark aims to reduce this mismatching between recruiters and students by providing a platform for students to showcase their strengths through video. ...

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The Bridge 11/15/2013 [en]

  • Recme would be used not only for students but also for any other looking for a  job. Archiving videos in addition to text-based information would allow the company to differentiate from other job matching services. 

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