ZapInfo Raises $1.75M Series Seed 2 Funding

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZapInfo, the information automation and productivity platform used by over 8,500 registered users, today announced details of its Seed Series 2 funding.

New investor Randstad Innovation Fund and existing investors Rally Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures and Great North Labs all participated in the financing event, which will help fuel the multiple integrations and partnerships that ZapInfo has recently formed with major platforms such as IBM, SAP, Jibe, Phenom People, Gr8People, Jobvite and several other platforms that resell and bundle ZapInfo with their solutions.

This funding makes the total venture capital raised by ZapInfo over $3 million dollars to date.

ZapInfo grew by over 400% in the last 12 months since multi-startup entrepreneur Doug Berg took over as full time CEO of the business in August 2018.  ZapInfo is being rapidly adopted by thousands of companies that use it to automate every step of the recruiting and sales process. By using the in-browser technology to make extracting, enriching and exchanging data across sites, Zapinfo is 2-click easy while cutting the recruiting process by 50 percent or more.

The award-winning recruiting solution has also developed consent management solutions that help employers and marketers collect contact and profile data from search engines, social networks, and job boards. Fully compliant with GDPR regulations and the growing data privacy guidelines as they become more prevalent in Canada and the United States, Zapinfo gives employers a solution that gains contact consent prior to saving personal data within their hiring applications.

Joining the ZapInfo board will be Ilonka Jankovich, Randstad Innovation Fund, who said, “ZapInfo is innovating in very exciting areas of the recruiting industry helping to dramatically increase productivity and connect the talent ecosystem with their platform using compliant methods which all employers will require to compete for talent in the future.”

The ZapInfo platform helps to automate all of the information transactions that happen between the talent platforms (ATS, CRM, recruitment marketing, etc.) and the sourcing sites (job boards, social networks, search engines.) Zapinfo addresses the gap in which recruiters lose 50 percent or more of their time doing manual and time-consuming work to search, extract, enrich, evaluate, and exchange data. ZapInfo’s intelligent recruiting automation helps companies instantly “Zap” any job and create searches in nearly any search engine, social network and job board to find matching talent. As a result, recruiting in new channels is possible, such as on Facebook, Github, Twitter, Google, and other sites in which recruiters are very interested.

ZapInfo not only helps find matching talent. Recruiters can “Zap” the contacts and profiles that enrich the candidate data to find direct contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) as well as full social profile information. Then, they can trigger automated personalized messaging and outreach to matching contacts with just a few clicks, saving hours of time daily.  Once this information is gathered, ZapInfo can export the information to any of over 100 recruiting platforms with which it has built API and BPI integrations, removing nearly all of the friction in the recruiting process.

ZapInfo has been adopted by recruiting and sales teams who can use the tool to instantly become 2x more productive and to help recruiting teams to become dramatically more productive, and to help track recruiting activity and results. Major clients include Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Ascension Health, Merck, Comcast, TeraData, and many others.

Gerry Crispin, principal and co-founder of CareerXroads, commented, “ZapInfo is helping bring automation to the disconnected aspects of the highly fragmented recruiting industry helping to remove friction between the platforms, job boards, search engines and social networks which don’t talk well with each other.”

About ZapInfo, Inc.
ZapInfo.io is an award-winning recruiting and sales process automation and productivity tool used by over 8,500 recruiters that helps cut recruiting time by 50 percent or more, automating every step of the recruiting process.

ZapInfo makes searching, extracting and enriching people and profile data 2-click easy and helps recruiters and sales reps to connect directly with talent via email and personalized social messaging. ZapInfo also helps exchange data between nearly all ATS, CRM and HRMS applications using its application connectors, which make sharing talent profiles fully automated.

About Randstad Innovation Fund
Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. The Group supports people and organizations in realizing their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. As a strategic corporate venture fund, Randstad Innovation Fund is building a portfolio of early stage HR technology investments, which are at the forefront of technology or transforming the talent acquisition and workforce management industry, hence boosting external innovation within the Randstad Group. The goal is to combine Randstad’s expertise and reach with entrepreneurial spirit and technological excellence. Randstad Innovation Fund has invested in companies like Goodwall, AllyO, HackerRank and Pymetrics since launch in March 2014. Visit www.randstadinnovationfund.com for more information.


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