Tribepad, a Sheffield-based talent acquisition platform, has recently raised $14.8 million (£12 million) in funding from UK and Ireland investment company BGF. The company will use the funds to expand operations and its business reach as well as develop new features and functionality that will enhance the user experience.
Co-founded in 2008 by Dean Sadler, and Dan Kirkland, Tribepad is recruitment software built to take complex enterprise recruitment in its stride. Its software provides recruiters with tools for advertising, video interviewing, employee onboarding, data analysis, and equality, diversity and inclusion features. The platform combines profound power with surprising simplicity – supported by a collaborative team who’ve spent decades helping recruitment teams break new ground.
Speaking about the platform, Co-founder & CEO of Tribepad, Dean Sadler, said:
Tribepad is driven by the simple aim of making the recruitment process better and fairer for everyone. Our software is proven to generate positive outcomes for candidates and employers so that the right people are hired for the right jobs.
Following the investment, Tribepad’s co-founders, Alexis Twigg and Dan Kirkland are stepping down from their roles as CEO and non-executive director, respectively, for “other interests”. Andy McRae from BGF has become Tribepad’s non-executive chair. He brings a wealth of experience from across the recruitment and technology sectors, having previously worked with a range of PE-backed businesses and entrepreneurs.
Rob Johnson, Investor, BGF, added:
The business is well-positioned to capitalise on favourable market tailwinds driving ever greater adoption of recruitment technologies as organisations look to succeed in an extremely tight labour market.
The startup claims to have been used globally, in 15 languages, by the BBC, Tesco, G4S and many more. BGF recently announced it will invest £300 million into Central and the East of England in the next five years.