Thai job matcher portal WorkVenture secures $420k seed funding

Visual from the company's website.

Online job matching platform WorkVenture has raised $420,000 in a seed funding round participated by several investors including Thai businessmen Songphon Chaovanayothin, and Sommaphat Traisorat, reports said.

Through its own algorithm called “WorkScore”, WorkVenture is able to help both job seekers and hiring companies connect and match with each other in terms of availability, requirements, qualifications, salary, location, among others.

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Founded in 2014, WorkVenture is a Thai social enterprise led by a team of Chulalongkorn University & Sasin graduates. It provides opportunities handpicked from the largest and most prospective local and multinational companies in Thailand.

Formerly known as JobNisit, the startup’s portal now reportedly has 500 signed up hiring companies, with an average of 400,000 monthly visitors.

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The portal carries interactive content where job seekers can learn about the company culture, through pictures and reviews.

WorkVenture’s business model is to charge fees from employers who post their annoucements and other contents, but is free for job applicants.

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

  • 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.

Singapore Reporter/s

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).

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

  • 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.