Pol Corp. completes pre-series A round

06 Dec 2018

Pol Corporation, a science-focused recruiting startup in Japan, has closed an undisclosed pre-series A round led by algorithm developer PKSHA Tech Corp. 

Founded in September 2016, Tokyo-based Pol Corp. operates a job-matching site for science students at LabBase.jp. The site hit the 8,000 member mark in February last year.

The company launched a new service called LabBase on Tuesday. It allows employers to start informal conversations with fresh graduates, using the instant communication app Line and Pol’s database.

Pol Corp. has said it will use the fund to strengthen its development structure, develop new businesses and for market expansion.

There are numerous industry-specific job sites operating in Japan. Some of them include MyNavi-Seizo.jp for the manufacturing industry, Pharma.MyNavi.jp for pharmacists, Kango.MyNavi.jp for nursing staff, Muse-Party.com for female models, CloudCasting.jp for the showbiz industry, Job.Cosp.jp for cosplay models, Keiri-Navi.WorkPort.co.jp for accounting and finance professionals, T-Cheer.jp for teachers, Affiliencer for influencers, Sumaistar.com/Shokai  for real estate staffs, a job site dedicated to the fashion industry Crede.co.jp, and  IT jobs site TechPlay Career.

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.