Web recruitment co JobookIT raises $2m

Financing will be used for for further development of the system and penetrating markets in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Web recruitment company JobookIT Ltd. has raised $2 million in its second financing round from private investors, including outgoing NetApp regional director eMed and Israel Rafi Shkolnik and Microsoft Europe general manager enterprise initiatives Shimon Zacks. The company has raised $4 million to date.

Top Israeli high-tech executives invested in JobookIT's first financing round, including HP general manager Software R&D Israel Eli Levy and Bank of America VP technology Tal Elyashiv.

JobookIT chairman and CEO Arik Filstein founded the company in 2008. The company develops human resources products. "The objective of the round is for further development of the system and to penetrate the innovative services to markets in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia," he said, adding that the company was developing new semantic technology for job recruitment.

JobookIT is the parent company of two Internet human resources ventures. SkillIQ Ltd., which is a meeting place between business and potential employees. The platform underpins NanaJobs, the jobseeker site of portal Nana10. Trollim Ltd. is a platform for evaluating software development skills of developers, and includes social elements. The company was named best international start-up of the year at the TechCrunch50 awards in 2009.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 4, 2011

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