Spain and U.K.-based Recruitment platform JobAndTalent.com has raised an additional €10 million ($11.7 million U.S.). The money came from a Barbados-registered company called Associated Ventures Corp. The company appears to have links to Venezuelan Alejandro Betancourt, who is being investigated in several countries for money-laundering.
Sergio Balcells (LinkedIn profile) has stepped down from his role as general manager of recruitment app JobToday. He told AIM Group that he will continue in an "advisory role" with the company.
Two more brands have joined leading British job board CV-Library's rapidly growing portfolio of sites. The first is JobsMedical.co.uk, which focuses on recruitment for the medical profession. The second is regional site Scotland-Jobs.co.uk.
Bucking the trend for fixed-fees, new British online real estate agency BlissHomes.co.uk is offering is services for a commission of 0.75 percent, payable on completion. The Dorset-based agency was founded by young agent Lewis Bliss
Leading U.K. hybrid agency Purplebricks is expanding into two new cities in the U.S. market: Las Vegas and Phoenix. It has also received a boost as investor Neil Woodford has increased his stake in the company to 27 percent.
British freelance recruitment site Transformify.org aims to make work more inclusive and accessible. It combines an online job board, recruitment and management tools like applicant tracking systems (ATS), and information and support to help marginalized workers access employment.
Zoopla Group founder and CEO Alex Chesterman has invested in auto startup Motorway.co.uk, contributing to £2.75 million ($3.65 million U.S.) in seed funding. Venture capital firms LocalGlobe (also a Zoopla investor) and Marchmont Ventures also participated in the round.
British hybrid real estate agency Doorsteps.co.uk has reportedly sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property --- without advertising. It has also made 19-year-old founder Akshay Ruparelia the youngest person on The Sunday Time's 2018 Rich List.
British auto site Cazarr.com has launched, offering dealers an advertising portal where they can list a vehicle for 24 pence ($0.32 U.S.) a day. Listings are free for private sellers, and for professionally sold vehicles priced under £1,500 ($2,000 U.S.).
British hybrid agency 99Home.co.uk has launched a new Express Letting service that will give private landlords the chance to list on top real estate verticals Rightmove, Zoopla, and PrimeLocation. All three portals officially accept advertising from agents only.