Hiring developers has always been a point of contention for businesses and technical recruiters. There’s no definitive verdict on what is the smarter way of hiring the right developer talent while expending a smart budget on it. In addressing this challenge, recruitment marketplace Remotebase is announcing a $2.1Million funding round as it launches the developer hiring tool Talently.
The pre-series A was co-led by Indus Valley Capital and Hustlefund Ventures with participation from Soma Capital, Angel Squad, Draper Associates, and Angel investors from Redis and Careem. With this round, Remotebase has raised $2.1Million at a $65 million from investors.
Remotebase offers pre-vetted top developer teams of Silicon Valley calibre and ready to operate for any client within 24 hours. To do this, Remotebase onboards the best developers and engineers as part of its focused hiring processes. The new recruitment app from Remotebase, Talently, is its latest proposition to anyone seeking to onboard the best-in-class developer talent.
Talently helps developers find top job opportunities while inviting tech recruiters and hiring managers to seek dedicated remote developer teams by exploring more than 60,000+ pre-vetted developer profiles on the go. The app presents the closest match to customer requirements and immediately locks interviews with those developers so that companies can save 100s of hours of their time finding, vetting and hiring the candidates.
Qasim Salam, the CEO of Remotebase, said: “Building and scaling our platform from just 11 engineers to now over 60,000+ within 2.5 years has truly been rewarding. With Talently we want to democratize work and enable millions of individuals from emerging countries to have access to the best opportunities in the world.”
Hiring developers is challenging for several reasons. According to IDC, a leading market intelligence firm, there is an extremely high global shortage of skilled engineers that will reach up to 4 million developers by 2025. Another issue that intensifies the difficulty of hiring tech talent is the extensive length of the hiring process and its costly budget. According to Workable, hiring a developer usually takes 42 days, which can increase more depending on the candidate's notice period. The worst thing is that if you fail to find the right person, you need to go through the daunting hiring process again. It is where Talently completely changes the game by vetting and onboarding extremely talented developers by industry experts beforehand to eliminate the exhaustive tech hiring culture.
Remotebase was founded by Qasim Asad Salam and Talha Masood, who identified an opportunity to revolutionize the tech hiring process by offering a unique competitive service. Initially, they launched two startups together, a software house and an engineers’ performance tracking system. After Covid changed how people work massively, the founders took it upon themselves to ensure the placement of their engineering teams and started to look for business within their network with an offering of pre-vetted engineers ready to be placed in 24 hours.
They started getting positive responses and identified a huge demand for tech talent with minimal hiring time. Fortunately, their previous startup experience had made them experts in finding, hiring, and training software engineers and keeping track of their performance. That’s when things changed for the better, as they decided to scale this up, and the idea of Remotebase was born. The demand for remote tech talent increased tremendously during the pandemic. Soon, Remotebase skyrocketed from having one client to working with several unicorn companies and billion-dollar clients, including Northwestern Mutual, Fireflies.ai, and Fabric. Inc, etc. Since then, Remotebase has grown and now ventured into a diverse portfolio of remote working tools, developer tools, and a tech talent app.
Talha Masood, the CTO of Remotebase, said: “We have always believed that talent has no borders, and if opportunities were to be equally shared with everyone across the globe, creating a fast track channel to match opportunities with the best resources, the fusion of skills and ideas will result in a tremendous tech revolution that would elevate the tech industry standards beyond our expectations. Talently is good news for tech recruiters, hiring managers, and CTOs who are constantly on the lookout for hiring the most reliable tech talent and want to avoid the costly hassle of technical assessments.”
Based on initial reviews, the app has been received well by the B2B segments, and it looks like it will be a matter of time before Talently becomes the go-to app for tech recruitment across various regions and markets.
Tim Draper, an investor in Remotebase, said: "Talently has the potential to become a game-changer in the way tech talent is hired all over the world. It can help both companies and developers surpass geographical constraints and make hiring processes much more efficient.
Remotebase is a recruitment marketplace that matches tech companies with the world’s top 1% developer teams, pre-vetted and ready to hire within 24 hours. Their Silicon Valley standardized vetting process provides the finest tech experts with 100+ skills that best fit your timezone and work model, eliminating the highly exhaustive and costly hiring process. By introducing innovative tools like the Talently app, Remotebase is taking the lead in making tech hiring more efficient, economical, and hassle-free.
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