The company’s goal was to reinvent the job seeking experience, to make it more human. A successful bet as it now counts more than 600.000 unique viewers and more than 1.000 client businesses. Next step : expanding internationally.
Welcome to the Jungle’s goal was to re-humanize the job looking experience, both for candidates and companies. Created in 2015 by Jérémy Clédat and Bertrand Uzeel, the company now counts 600.000 unique viewers per month and more than a thousand businesses, going from tiny startups to big companies (such as LVMH or AccorHotels.)
By contrast with classic and usual job boards, WTTJ presents its clients’ unique features, distinguishing them from other businesses : desired skills, number of employees, average age of employees and collaborators… The idea is to let each candidate find its perfect job, in which he will be offered real career and development opportunities.
A year ago (January 2017), the company had already have raised €2 millions. It just closed a new €7 millions round, financed by XAnge, BPI France, Kima Ventures (Xavier Niel’s funds) and by two existing investors : Jean-Paul Guisset (SGPA) and Michaël Benabou (co-funder of Vente-privée).
These additional funds should allow Welcome to the Jungle to accelerate its growth, to hire more collaborators and to start expanding internationally. The company is supposed to settle down in a first European country by the end of this year.
Work related original content
To give a more human point of view to the job seeking experience, the French startup decided to create original content for its users. Articles, annual magazine (or quarterly for several business and engineering schools), and more recently videos and webseries…
Last month, its first podcast, called The Office (Le Bureau in French), was presented to the public. Two new video series will also start soon, respectively dedicated to creatives minds (called Unique) and to inspiring portraits (called La Gueule de l’emploi, a Working face in English).