NodeFlair, a career advancement platform for tech talents, has recently raised $2 million in its Series A funding round led by Iterative with participation from 500 Global and Persol Venture Partners, the corporate venture capital arm of human resource management group PERSOL. The round was also backed by prominent angel investors Quek Siu Rui (Chief Executive Officer [CEO] and Co-founder of Carousell), JJ Chai (CEO and Co-founder of Rainforest), and Siew Kum Hong (Former Chief Operating Officer of AirBnB China).
With the new fundraising, the Singapore-based company plans to develop its platform and expand its reach within the tech community. It also plans to introduce new features to enhance the user experience and provide even deeper insights into career opportunities. By leveraging advanced data analytics and machine learning, NodeFlair aims to empower job seekers with the knowledge they need to make informed career decisions.
Founded in 2018 by Ethan Ang and Adrian Goh, NodeFlair empowers global tech talents to make smarter career decisions and allows international employers to hire the right people faster by connecting them with highly qualified professionals across Asia. The platform provides payslip-verified salary data and in-depth career information for technology roles across all seniority levels. It supports companies of any scale, from startups to businesses like ByteDance, Dyson, Shopee, and more.
Speaking about the company, Co-founder & CEO of NodeFlair, Ethan Ang, said:
Asia is home to many strong technical talents, and we’re seeing rapidly growing interest from United States and European Union companies in setting up technology hubs here. We believe tech professionals and companies deserve greater access to reliable, accurate data. NodeFlair is a win-win platform for job seekers and employers in the fast-growing tech sector.
The startup has gained significant traction since its inception, with over 100,000 registered users benefiting from its services. Its dedication to transparency and commitment to helping job seekers find the perfect fit has resonated strongly within the tech community.
Commenting on the investment, Partner & Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), Persol Venture Partners, Shingo Ishida, added:
The team at NodeFlair is building an innovative and valuable resource for talent recruitment. By combining NodeFlair’s data-driven platform with PERSOL’s expertise in talent acquisition, I’m confident our partnership will accelerate the growth of Asia’s tech industries.
NodeFlair has since grown to 40 employees across Southeast Asia. The firm also aims to reach profitability by 2024.