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Berlin-based HeyJobs announces $47M Series B and over 100’000 hires made for 2’500 customers

BERLIN, Germany. 24 March 2022

HeyJobs (https://www.heyjobs.co/) raised $47 million in Series B financing led by Digital+ and
FMZ ventures, with participation from existing investors Notion Capital, Heartcore Capital and
Creathor Ventures. This is the largest financing round a career platform in Germany has ever
received.

HeyJobs was founded by Marius Jeuck and Marius Luther in 2016 in response to Europe’s
dramatically changing labor demographics: With the “boomer” generation nearing retirement,
European employers are facing steep declines in available workforce. For instance, Germany
alone is losing 500,000 workers annually. No wonder that German CEOs rank the “labor shortage”
their #1 concern for growth.

HeyJobs helps employers recruit ‘essential talent’ across 100 different professions such as lorry
drivers, nurses, or electricians. The company differentiates through their unique data set and
proprietary machine learning algorithms. “Whilst 5 years ago, we could identify who is a nurse
versus a driver, our AI has now learned to identify who is a qualified intensive care unit nurse that
seeks to do 3 night shifts”, says Marius Luther, Founder & CEO of HeyJobs. The vision of HeyJobs
is to become the #1 European Career Platform for essential talent. “It’s crazy how we as a society
have neglected the largest share of the workforce - 30 million alone in Germany, over 200 million
essential talent in Europe - for decades. They deserve better.”

Today, the HeyJobs talent platform is used by hundreds of thousands of jobseekers as well as
over 2’700 employers ranging from SMEs to the largest European employers. Their customers
have made over 100’000 hires through HeyJobs to date totalling over €5 billion in annual wages.

Marius Luther, Founder & CEO: “We are proud of the way we support companies to better and more
cost-effectively achieve their hiring goals. But what really moves me is that we changed the lives of
over 100’000 people through finding their next great opportunity. In 2021, we were responsible for
around 1% of all German hires. And while this is a nice proof of our relevance, it still feels like Day 1
in terms of the long term value we can create.”

"HeyJobs is very well positioned to become the international category leader for recruiting essential
talent" says Patrick Beitel, Founding Partner and Managing Director at Digital+ Partners. "In
combining an excellent team, a mature technology-driven organization and a product proposition
that is building on two pillars, essential talent and employers, HeyJobs is ideally equipped to
accelerate its growth in Germany, Europe and beyond.”

Michael Zeisser of FMZ Ventures, former Chairman Alibaba Investments and an investor in
numerous marketplaces explains his investment as: “HeyJobs is a leading next-generation
company in the emerging Experience Economy; its purpose is to provide users the economic
opportunity to realize their full human potential; it is a privilege to support this team and its
mission.”

HeyJobs will use the funding to push the application of artificial intelligence in talent acquisition,
supporting their mission of “helping everyone find the right job to live a fulfilling life.” With this at
heart, HeyJobs is also setting best practices as an employer of their own. Recently recognized as
the best tech employer in Berlin based on a Glassdoor rating of 4.7, the company has doubled its
headcount in the past 12 months to 300 employees and is continually hiring both new and
seasoned professionals across product, data science, engineering and business roles. Check out
their open positions here.

To support their mission, Dr. Katrin Suder joined as independent chairperson of HeyJobs Board of
Directors. She has substantial experience as a board member and chair in listed and privately
owned companies such as Cloudflare. Suder was appointed by German chancellor Angela Merkel
and her cabinet to chair the German Digital Council in 2018. Prior to this, she was State Secretary
in the German Ministry of Defense. She started her career and became Senior Partner at McKinsey
& Company, where she was in charge of the German Public Sector Practice. In 2011, she
published “Competitive Advantage: Skilled Workers”, a widely cited white paper on strategies for
German companies to win in difficult macro-demographic times. “My career has been focused on
data, technology, business, and policy, and HeyJobs is a company that is at the intersection of
those areas,” said Suder.
“I look forward to supporting this exciting and highly needed mission.”

 

For any questions, please reach out to: press@heyjobs.co

 

About HeyJobs
With offices in Berlin, Cologne and Vienna, HeyJobs is building the leading career platform for essential talent in Europe. The company,
founded in 2016 by Marius Luther and Marius Jeuck, has continuously refined the matching between talent and employers with the
help of AI to enable companies to hire quickly and cost-effectively. Since inception, HeyJobs has helped over 2700 companies make
over 100,000 hires. The Berlin-based start-up currently employs over 300 employees from over 30 nations.

About Digital+ Partners
Based in Frankfurt and Munich, Germany, Digital+ Partners is a leading technology growth equity investor focused on DACH and
European technology companies with over $800 million assets under management. Digital+ Partners aims to support ambitious
entrepreneurs build global technology leaders, providing them with strategic advice and long-term financial support to help them
define and execute their growth plans. Digital+ Partners focuses exclusively on B2B technology companies and leverages a deep
corporate network to help portfolio companies access new markets and build new partnerships. For more information please visit:
www.dplus.partners

 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Luzie Haber
+49 30 31192198
luzie.haber@heyjobs.de
HeyJobs GmbH
Paul-Lincke Ufer 40
10999 Berlin