In Poland, Naspers’ real estate site Otodom.pl has launched a new initiative called Otodom’s Customers Advisory Board. It is to group realtors’ representatives who will advise the site on its future development plans.
Allegro.pl, the largest marketplace for new and used goods in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet Polska, the owner of the eBilet.pl ticket sales platform, for an undisclosed amount.
Free-to-post job board JobBird --- which had ambitious plans earlier this year --- has just declared bankruptcy, Dutch media reported. The company hasn't seemed to inform its employees.
Polish services vertical Fixly.pl has extended the list of services available in its four main categories: Construction and renovation, Electrician, Plumber, and Furniture.
In Finland, OtavaMedia has purchased a 16.4 percent stake in Alma Media from Ilkka Group for about €100 million ($113 million U.S.). This has increased its stake to 29 percent and made it the company's largest shareholder.
Japanese human resource firm Human Resocia Inc. has signed agreements with three Korean universities and one educational institution to provide their students with language training and help them pursue careers as IT engineers in Japan.
Pol Corporation, a science-focused recruiting startup in Japan, has closed an undisclosed pre-series A round led by algorithm developer PKSHA Tech Corp.
Crowd Works, a leading crowdsourcing company in Japan, has launched a knowledge hub called Times to share information about pitch techniques, freelance projects, and latest market trends.
Japanese business partner-matching site Eiicon.net, a subsidiary of Persol Career Inc., has seen a significant 3,000 times surge in interactions between companies since its launch in Feb. 2017.
Tokyo-headquartered Work Port Inc. has launched a new jobs-matching site for HR and administration professionals at Jinji-Navi.WorkPort.co.jp.