Placed secures £1.2 million Seed investment led by Henley Business Angels

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Placed, a Recruitment Matchmaking Platform, Receives Investment From Henley Business Angels Towards a £1.2m Funding Round

17 January 2020

Placed, a mobile recruitment matchmaking platform for the service industry, has received investment from two members of Henley Business Angels, contributing towards a funding round of £1.2m.

Placed functions through having companies sign up to their platform and display jobs, solving the recruitment problem so many of them face by matching them up with prospective candidates seeking jobs. The idea for Placed came from years of working in the hospitality industry and by addressing each company’s needs Placed has grown rapidly; over 2,000 brands have now signed up to Placed, from Park Plaza Hotels to ROKA Restaurants, Nando’s and many more together with a growing database of over 100,000 job seekers.

The funds raised will be used to grow sales and product teams in order to launch in additional cities throughout the UK this year.

Jennifer Johansson, founder and CEO of Placed, said: 

My team and I are very excited about the next stage for Placed and have big plans for 2020. We’re grateful for the support from our new investors and are pleased to welcome such experienced and influential shareholders to our extended Placed team.”

Jurek Sikorski, Director of HBA, commented: 

“Placed has shown how smart technology can solve the big problem of recruiting high numbers in hospitality sector. HBA members really liked the Placed proposition because it does solve a real problem and has high growth potential.”


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Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj has founded, failed and successfully exited from a number of technology product companies as well as support organisations since 2004. Among them, Northern Tech Awards and were acquired by GP Bullhound and Accusoft, Inc respectively. Today, Manoj is building a trusted support network for technology companies. He is working with founding teams to help them accelerate including raising investment and M&A.

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