SonicJob founders.
SonicJob founders.

London job search app secures £4.2m as it pursues US expansion

A London headquartered job search app has secured $5.5m (approximately £4.2m) in Series A funding as it pursues US expansion.

Founded in 2017, SonicJobs has helped over 1m candidates apply for roles through its iOS and Android mobile app and website.

In a funding round led by Triple Point Ventures, TMT Investments and Ufi Ventures, the new funding will enable SonicJobs to further integrate machine learning into its robotic process automation, accelerate bringing on more candidates in the UK, and launch in the US, in order to move from Series A to Unicorn.

Mikhil Raja, CEO & co-founder, SonicJobs, said: “Candidates are now mobile-first. They are comparing their job search experience to Amazon, and other online consumer experiences.

“Imagine if Booking.com redirected you to the hotel’s webpage to complete your booking – how frustrating an experience would that be?

“Yet somehow, we have tolerated a spammy redirection experience in the recruitment industry for many years. SonicJobs has built technology to change that. We never redirect the candidate to other job platforms or career sites.”

According to SonicJobs, their robotic process automation technology leads to a 600 per cent increase in people completing their job applications. This is because candidates are not redirected to multiple employers career sites and can complete their details on SonicJobs.

“We’ve built a community in the app for our candidates to get career advice and tips on how to find the right job. We are creating the first career network for candidates to share knowledge, upgrade their skills and get career coaching throughout their life.”

Seb Wallace, investment director at Triple Point, commented: “Online recruitment is broken. Modern job hunters want to see the jobs available to them quickly and want to apply to them instantly.

“But current experiences do not match expectations. After searching for a job online, you face friction after friction in applying: website redirects are pervasive, inputting the same information multiple times is commonplace and, after spending a significant amount of time applying, many employers ghost you.”

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