The Big TA Tech News You May Have Missed This Summer

Peter Weddle

Sure, it was a well-deserved break from the grind. And absolutely, it was a treat to blot out everything that was going on in the talent acquisition technology industry this summer. But now, the holiday is over, and it’s time to get back into the groove. To help you catch up, TAtech is pleased to present a month-by-month summary of All the TA Tech Newz You Need to Know.


AllyO Raises $45M Series B Funding in Largest AI Recruiting Round Ever

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AllyO, the technology company renowned for its end-to-end AI recruiting solution, today announced details of its Series B funding. New investors Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners join the existing investors Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and Cervin Ventures, adding $45 million in the company’s Series B funding.

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SmartRecruiters Raises $50 Million in New Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2019 — SmartRecruiters, the leading next-generation recruiting platform, today announced it has raised a $50M Series D round, led by repeat investor Insight Partners and joined by long-time investors Mayfield Fund and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The round follows a year marked by strong performance, including 100 percent year-over-year enterprise growth and the launch of SmartAssistant, the first native AI product ever offered within a talent acquisition product suite.

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TAtechNorthAmerica – Extraordinary Thought Leadership on 3 Different Stages

TAtechNorthAmerica will be held on September 24-26 in Austin, Texas USA. It will feature some of the most innovative speakers addressing some of the most important topics in the field of talent acquisition technology.
• RECex, the Ted Talk of Talent Acquisition, will be held in the RealSmarts Theatre.
• The World Job Board Forum in the TAtech Deal Center.
• One of a kind TA technology thought leadership in the RealSmarts Forum.

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StepStone Acquires Majority of U.S. Technology Provider Appcast

The StepStone group acquired 85 percent of the U.S.-American company Appcast for about EUR 70 million. Appcast is the leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the U.S. With the acquisition, Axel Springer continues its growth strategy and further expands the StepStone group’s portfolio of intelligent recruiting and matching tools. The scalable business model of Appcast offers immense growth potential and will benefit from StepStone’s technology know-how and execution excellence.

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Indeed Acquires ClickIQ

Indeed announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ClickIQ, an automated job advertising technology platform, based in the UK. Founded in 2017 by Richard Collins and Beverly Shaw, ClickIQ is Europe’s AI-powered programmatic recruitment technology platform. ClickIQ’s proprietary technology manages, tracks and optimizes the performance of enterprise clients’ recruitment advertising in real-time, focusing job advertising spend where it is needed to reach the best candidates in the most cost-effective way.

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TAtech Launches Member Resource Center

TAtech is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Member Resource Center. This Members-Only area on provides access to lessons learned, best practices and innovative ideas in talent acquisition and talent acquisition technology. The Member Resource Center is organized into three sections:
• Vidcon, with videos of some of the best presentations from TAtech Leadership Summits and Industry Congresses.
• Conference Materials, with speaker PowerPoints from all recent TAtech conferences.
• TAtech Publications, with free copies of all TAtech research reports and white papers.

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Recruitics Acquires KRT Marketing

Recruitics, a global data-centric recruitment marketing agency, announced that it has acquired KRT Marketing. The acquisition combines the world’s two fastest growing recruitment marketing agencies to create the industry’s leading provider of talent attraction solutions for the Fortune 1000. “We are very excited for KRT Marketing to become part of Recruitics,” stated Josh Gampel, CEO of Recruitics. “KRT has an unparalleled reputation for their industry expertise, quality of service, and dedication to their customers. This alliance creates an amazing team of recruitment marketing professionals, backed by best-in-class technology, to service the enterprise market.”

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Google’s jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals

Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits. In a letter to be sent to European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday and seen by Reuters, 23 job search websites in Europe called on her to temporarily order Google to stop playing unfairly while she investigates.

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TAtech Announces 2019 ReSI Awards Finalists

TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions is very pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2019 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards or the ReSIs. The ReSIs are the only GLOBAL awards program that celebrates the Innovators and Innovations in talent acquisition – the sites, organizations, individuals, products and services committed to Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™. It is open to all talent acquisition technology companies worldwide. This year’s international Selection Committee is composed of two industry analysts and a talent acquisition professional. They reviewed dozens of nominations submitted for companies in Europe, North America and Asia.

See the 2019 ReSI Awards Finalists

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