Thai tech recruitment platform GetLinks gets $500K from CyberAgent, 500 Startups

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Bangkok-based tech recruitment platform GetLinks has secured $500,000 seed funding from CyberAgent Ventures and 500 Startups.

The firm will use the funds to expand into Vietnam and Singapore, considered among hottest markets in Southeast Asia for tech talent hunters.

“Asia’s tech industry is entering into its golden age, startups, corporates and governments want to get into tech. But with this growth comes massive challenges for startups to build the right team due to limited talent pool and lack of quality supply channels. We aim to bring efficiency to this tech hiring market by providing a quality tech talent pipeline at an affordable price,” Djoann, CEO of GetLinks, said in a statement.

GetLinks – which counts Google, UBER, LINE and Lazada among its customers in Thailand – sees a huge potential for tech recruitment offering in Vietnam, which has recorded a surge in investment inflows into the startup space.

GetLinks is looking at increasing its talent base as also securing strong strategic customers.

“GetLinks is an example of the ideal company to invest in when looking at global ecosystems outside of the US that are vying to keep up with tech and innovation. We look forward to watching GetLinks expand and help startups grow effectively,” Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups, said.

To facilitate its foray into Vietnam, GetLinks is co-organising the Saigon Tech Startup Fest, expecting over 3,000 tech attendees this weekend. For the event, it has partnered with Viet Youth Entrepreneurs, SHIELD, Startup.vn, and Young Entreprenuers Saigon.

Besides, the Government of Ho Chi Minh City has also supported GetLinks to hold a historical tech community event at the Independence Palace on March 12.

“We had been searching for a business that could solve recruiting problems for tech companies for a long time before we met the GetLinks team,” Dzung Nguyen, Head of CyberAgent Ventures in Vietnam and Thailand, said. “We understand that recruiting is one of the biggest obstacles that startups have to face. Getlinks is just the right team that shares our aspirations to tackle these problems, contributing to the development of the startup community.”

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.