Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator acquires Giraffe (South Africa)

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has acquired Giraffe, a South African mobile employment platform. The Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator intends to grow opportunities for youth employment in South Africa through the seamless linkage of job seekers and employers. The acquisition amount or the stake acquired was not disclosed.

Giraffe is a fully-automated mobile recruitment agency service that enables businesses to recruit medium-skilled workers faster and cheaper than any other recruitment agency or employment service. Businesses struggle to recruit the right workers and rely on word-of-mouth or expensive recruitment agencies to find candidates. The founder, Shafin Anwarsha together with his business partners started this online recruitment business in 2015. Giraffe is backed by Silicon Valley venture capital fund Omidyar Network which led a round of seed investment in March 2016.

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