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The job market for coders remains very tight on both sides of the table: There remains a major skills and talent shortage when it comes to finding people for specialized,…

HackerRank, a platform for recruiters to test coders and coders to hone skills, raises $60M at ~$500M valuation

Online recruitment was one of the early and big hits of the first dot-com boom. But with more and more business processes moving online, online job search is the gift…

Talent.com raises $120M to take on Indeed and ZipRecruiter in mass-market job search

While LinkedIn doubles down on creators to bring a more human, less manicured element to its networking platform for professionals, a company that has built a reputation for publishing primarily…

Glassdoor acquires Fishbowl, a semi-anonymous social network and job board, to square up to LinkedIn

You’ve probably heard of Glassdoor, which exists to allow employees to rate companies anonymously. Now a U.K. entrepreneur has decided to address the thorny issue of rating venture capitalists. Landscape,…

Landscape site launches with the aim of becoming the ‘Glassdoor for VC’

The “restaurant of the future” may elicit thoughts of a chrome diner with robot servers and an otherwise hefty amount of Tokyo futurist kitsch, but the fact is that the…

Presto raises $30M to bring its AI platform and tabletop ordering hardware to restaurant chains

Crypto market prices may be down significantly, but new investors continue to enter the blockchain space. The latest is Recruit Holdings, the $45 billion Japanese internet giant that owns Glassdoor…

Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund

With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for U.S. venture-backed M&A.

US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

Back in May we reported that Simply Hired, a job portal with about 30 million users, was shutting down its existing operations as part of an acquisition, and today we…

Indeed owner Recruit Holdings confirms acquisition of Simply Hired

Wahanda, the European hair and beauty marketplace that Japan’s Recruit Holdings majority acquired last year for $117 million (at a $240 million pre-money valuation), is getting a makeover of its…

Wahanda Rebrands To Treatwell, Eyes Up U.S. Entry

Disrupt Battlefield alum HackerRank today announced that it has received a $7.5 million strategic investment from Recruit Holdings’ HR Technology Fund for its hiring platform today.

HackerRank Gets $7.5M Investment From Recruit, Launches New Screening Tool For Data Scientists And Database Engineers

Wahanda, the startup out of the UK that has built a platform for beauty salons and consumers to find and book appointments based on time and location, continues its march to expand…

Beauty Booking Site Wahanda Raises Another $73M, Buys ZenSoon To Expand Into France

Wahanda, the European hair and beauty marketplace, has seen an exit of sorts. Japan’s Recruit Holdings, which already owned 10 percent of the London-based startup, has acquired a further 70…

Recruit Acquires Majority Stake In European Hair And Beauty Marketplace Wahanda For $171M