idibu receives significant investment from Benula Capital
24th November 2016 Barcelona/Bangkok/London – Multi-sourcing and candidate engagement platform idibu has received a significant investment from Benula Capital.
Benula Capital is the investment vehicle of Miles Hunt (founder and former CEO of Empresaria Group and formerly Chairman of APSCo) and Simon Lawton (former Group Finance and Founder Director of Tribal Group).
“This is great news for us and will allow us to expand faster“ explains Steve Walker, founder and CTO of idibu, “Miles has been our advisor for the last 12 months; during this time we have released a new platform that takes idibu beyond the traditional multi-posting to multi-sourcing and candidate engagement. I am delighted that Miles has chosen to strengthen his ties and relationship with idibu.”
Miles Hunt said: “The recruitment landscape is changing fast and recruiters need to change with it. idibu has developed a platform that helps recruiters become more productive in this evolving environment and focus on what’s really important: building relationships with candidates. I am impressed how much further ahead idibu’s platform is in comparison to its competitors. Following on from their great performance over the last financial year (revenue lift of 42%), I have no doubt that idibu and Benula will make a great team that continues to grow.”
Martin Bramall, idibu Managing Director adds, “We will use the investment to establish an even stronger foothold in the UK. We have recently hired Danny Leigh, former Sales Director EMEA of Rigzone. He will set up an office in Manchester and hire more sales personnel. In recent weeks, Fujitsu and Transline to name but two, have chosen idibu as their preferred platform. More will surely follow, especially as we continue to build recruiter friendly, impactful products.”
In 2010 Daxtra Technologies Ltd. was the first investor in idibu, since when the company expanded into AsiaPac. Daxtra remains on board and is committed to helping idibu reach its full potential.