Talently, an education technology company that offers training and an employability marketplace that connects Latin American tech talent with international companies,recently announced that it has raised $3 million in seed round.
The round was led by 500 Latam Startups, with participation from Alaya Capital, Salkantay Ventures, Newtype Ventures, Poder Ventures, Latin Leap and angel investors such as the founders of Automattic (Wordpress), Cornershop, Clara and Startupeable.
With this capital, the educational technology firm seeks to consolidate its presence in Latin countries such as Mexico – its main market – Peru, Colombia and Argentina and start operations in the United States. Additionally, it plans to launch an ‘intelligent match’ platform between developers and employers.
Co-founded in 2019 by Doménica Obando, Roxana Kern and Cristian Vega in Peru, Talently offers training for software developers in tools that allow them to access positions in leading technology companies. The training areas include employability issues (personal branding, job interview management), technical English and strengthening of technological skills, through a solution that combines access to unlimited content with personalized advice according to the needs of each profile, and in a scalable way thanks to its technology.
Commenting on the funding, Investor, Newtype Ventures, Milena Bursztyn, said:
"The tech talent shortage is global and growing every day. Latin America produces some of the best developers in the world.[…]. At Newtype we are excited to support Talently in its mission to develop and provide the Latin American tech talent that makes the world’s software."
In addition, Talently connects technological talent with hiring companies in the industry. The startup claims to have more than 3,500 students and 100+ employers seeking to grow and scale their technological reach with the help of Latino profiles.
General partner of Latin Leap, Stefan Krautwald, added:
"Latin America has great potential to become the center of developers thanks to the low barriers in education, training and profitability. This is attractive to hiring companies. Talently is in an ideal position to become the source of connection between supply and demand in the market."
Last month, Talently raised an undisclosed amount in a seed round led by Latin Leap. Prior to that, the company had raised an investment of $600,000 from Winnipeg, Power Ventures, Mr. Pink and Alaya Capital Partners in February 2021.