With an emphasis on blue-collar employees, Pintarnya, an Indonesian job site, has secured $8 million in the second round of its seed investment from investors including East Ventures and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India (VVSEAI).
With the deal, the business has now secured $14.3 million in total, making it one of the biggest seed fundraising rounds in Southeast Asia to date. In a seed round led by Sequoia Capital India and General Catalyst in May, the job portal raised US $6.3 million.
Pintarnya, an organization that assists blue-collar people in finding employment options based on their skill sets and location, was founded by Nelly Nurmalasari, Henry Hendrawan, and Ghirish Pokardas. It also collaborates with companies to choose the best candidates for their requirements.
The website, which covers industries including food and beverage, retail, logistics, and hospitality, has linked more than 6,000 companies with more than 100,000 job seekers since its start in May.
The firm will utilize the money to expand its network of companies and job seekers across several Indonesian locations as well as to make investments in its data and technology skills.
Pintarnya is also growing its workforce as it seeks to bring on board engineers, product managers, designers, marketers, and operations and business development specialists headquartered in Jakarta.
The recruiting and job-search procedures now used in Indonesia are fairly archaic, according to Joo Hock Chua, managing partner of VVSEAI, who also noted that Pintarnya’s utilization of technology and data makes the procedure more effective and affordable.