Otta, one of the newest startups striving to fix what it views as a broken job search and recruitment market, has pulled up £850,000 in seed funding. 

Supporting the young London association is LocalGlobe, along with several U.K. angel investors and founders.

The latter involves Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed), Shakil Khan (an initial investor in Spotify), Matt Robinson (co-founder of Nested and GoCardless), Duncan Jennings (founder of VoucherCodes) and Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas (COO at GoCardless).

The Story of Otta 

It is established in June this year by previous Nested employees Sam Franklin, Theo Margolius, and Xav Kearney, all of who are 25 years of age or younger.

 Otta desires to make it simpler to get suitable experienced jobs at fast-growing companies. 

The startup achieves this by an online quiz, accompanied by a UI that gives you one potentially suitable job at a time, with a comparable algorithm claiming to get more personalized as you give feedback.

CEO Sam Franklin says that job seekers are disappointed by the amount of sound from most job search experiences.

LinkedIn responds to 25,000 software engineering jobs in London. 

There is a very restricted opportunity to refine these results down to what you consider. 

Plus, the references are obtained by how much companies are paying and not by what decisions are genuinely best.

He states that while serving at Nested, he would usually see engineers get 50 or more messages or emails per month from recruiters, and still, those engineers would never engage. 

Understanding a little deeper, he was told that potential applicants felt they couldn’t rely on recruiters because they aren’t in your control. 

He observed that they only push you to the positions where they have commercial contracts in place.

Since starting in August 2019, Otta states that “thousands” of job seekers utilizing the platform have shortlisted over 20,000 roles, although the company is still to try to monetize this engagement.

Otta business model | iTMunch

The Current Payment Model 

They currently are not monetizing the platform, despite being questioned by loads of companies to assist them in recruiting for specific roles.

They have bound to only earning money in a way that enhances the experience for candidates. 

So this implies that they won’t charge companies to post jobs, as they want candidates to see all the beautiful roles suited to them. 

They also won’t let companies pay to manipulate their search results, as they want to show candidates their most suited roles first.

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