Goodwall, a professional development network for young talent, has raised $10.8 million in Series A funding. Randstand Innovation and Manixer led the round with participation from other investors that included Verve Capital Partners.
New York, NY – July 12, 2018 – Goodwall, the leading professional development network for young talent, today announces the close of its $10.8M Series A. The round is led by Randstad Innovation Fund and Manixer, strategic partners from the recruitment and higher education space. Additional investors include Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and Verve Capital Partners.
Having grown to over one million young professionals and students, the network has seen impressive traction with its core demographic of 14-24 year-olds. As a result of the funding, Goodwall will continue to guide the next generation as it navigates the future of earning and learning.
“Our vision is to guide members’ to become the best versions of themselves and maximize their potential,” says Taha Bawa, co-founder and CEO of Goodwall. “Throughout a member’s career journey, we’ve got their back. We grow with them and support them to step out of their comfort zone and achieve more than they ever thought they could.”
For all members, Goodwall’s experience begins with a holistic professional profile that visually demonstrates experience and education, specifically highlighting hard and soft skills. Based on their profiles and preferences, college students and graduates are connected with employers for jobs and internships, while high school students are connected to colleges and scholarships. Goodwall’s positive and inspirational community encourages members to network, guide and push each other forward.
Goodwall enables employers to source, connect and engage with its audience, offering talent acquisition and employer branding solutions. Job platforms are often designed to encourage applicants to “one-click” apply everywhere, meaning employers receive thousands of irrelevant applications. With Goodwall, candidates only receive relevant opportunities and employers only receive relevant screened candidates.
“We’re excited to support the Goodwall team in building a new segment with college and graduate demographics after their success in creating a unique and positive community to gain support, receive guidance and opportunities,” says Paul Jacquin, Managing Partner from Randstad Innovation Fund. “The level of engagement on Goodwall has been impressive and unique in its community aspect. We are thrilled to bring the platform to its next chapter of growth.”
For additional details or to sign up for the platform, please visit www.goodwall.org
Goodwall is a professional network enabling young talent to become the best versions of themselves and make a positive impact on society. The platform ensures students and graduates have a place to showcase themselves professionally and receive relevant opportunities based on their preferences and potential. Goodwall’s positive and inspirational community encourages members to network, guide and push each other forward as they navigate the future of earning and learning.