Berlin-based Jobspotting, a site and iOS app which aims to put a tailored search interface algorithm over third-party recruitment sites and your social connections, has raised an undisclosed round of seed funding from Horizon Ventures.
The Hong-Kong-based VC was founded by Li Ka-shing who is often listed as Asia’s richest man. Normally Horizons does bigger rounds, such as the $160 million round in Slack. Jobspotting previously raised a €500,000 seed round from Axel Springer Plug And Play and angel investors.
Jobspotting pulls in jobs from over 20 job boards, including Xing, Monster, StepStone, AngelList and others. Currently it’s limited to marketing and IT jobs but plans to expand.
Its main competitor is the publicly listed Indeed.com, Adzuna in the UK, which has had $2.8 million in funding, and Jobandtalent, which operates in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America, and has pulled in $18.7 million in funding.
Following the news of Peter Thiel’s investment in Number26 and EyeEm in Berlin, it would appear the city is regaining some of the mojo it had a couple of years ago when just about every startup in Europe was looking at it.