Budapest, June 10, 2021
Talentuno continues to reform the recruitment industry and realizes its growth plans with a new industry investor. The investment follows the quick reaction to the temporary decline in labor recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry investor of the new generation HR tech startup is Qualysoft, the prominent technological and service provider company of the European IT market.
The recruitment industry also faced unexpected difficulties last year: market volume has decreased significantly, making the situation of all players more difficult. Talentuno, which uses the power of the crowd to source talents, was no exception. However, the company reacted swiftly and productively to the market decline with cost reduction and rationalization of its operations. „There have been very difficult moments in the last 8-10 months, but thanks to the committed and persistent colleagues working here, we have moved past the low points” – stated Zsolt Kelliár, Co-Founder and CEO of Talentuno.
According to the CEO, Talentuno regained momentum, and since the recruitment market has also recovered, Qualysoft became an industry investor at the optimal moment, at the beginning of an upward trend. Zsolt Kelliár believes it is a great indication that a new investor extended a vote of confidence to the company in this different economic situation. „Hiventures Zrt.’s two funds, as well as Bonitás Venture Capital Fund II, managed by Bonitás Asset Management PLC, will remain as owners in Talentuno, after Qualysoft entered as industry investor.” – Péter Balázsik, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at the HR tech startup explained and added: „these prove that we are on the right track, which will further strengthen our belief in crowdsourced recruitment.”
Both parties attach great importance to the synergies between the two companies and the shared benefits of the current investment. The founders of the startup active in both the Hungarian and Polish markets consider collaboration extremely important with regards to entering the international market, the standard recruitment service provided for large enterprises as well as the more complex IT outsourcing services. The two companies also see great potential in joint technological developments in the future.
The Qualysoft Group was founded in Vienna in 1999. As an independent IT consultancy and service company, it supports its international customers by providing tailored IT solutions that are both flexible and innovative. Its main focus is on providers of financial and energy services, industrial firms, media/telecommunications companies, and institutions from the public sector.
In addition to the office in Austria, the Qualysoft Group has sites in Germany and Hungary, as well as locations in Switzerland, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia. Thanks to the constant growth of the workforce, it now has more than 500 specialists working in Central and Eastern Europe. With their many years of experience and high levels of expertise and commitment, they are on hand to ensure that every Qualysoft project succeeds.
Talentuno is an HR tech startup launched in Hungary in 2018. The crowdsourcing recruitment platform democratizes the industry by enabling anyone to earn money from recruitment as a freelancer. The technological innovation behind the platform as well as the multi-sided business model lets Talentuno be cost-effective and efficient for their clients.
Following its native success Talentuno opened its subsidiary in Poland in 2019. Currently in the two countries Talentuno works together with 26000+ MatchMakers (freelance recruiters) who can refer the most suitable acquaintances to open jobs on Talentuno’s platform from their personal network.