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Ukrainian startup Skyworker raises funding round at $1.5M valuation

Ukrainian startup Skyworker raised the first round of investment from Murat Abdrakhmanov, a venture investor from Kazakhstan. The news was reported to AIN.UA by the startup and confirmed by the investor. Previously, he invested in such companies as Genesis, Jiji, Chocofamily, Nommi, etc.

The amount of the deal is not disclosed (it is comparable to the pre-seeded rounds in the U.S.); Skyworker informed AIN.UA that the valuation of the company was about $1.5 million.

The startup was incorporated in the U.S. and is now engaged in local market research. According to its co-founders, it has already attracted several major clients, including People.ai, Logz.io, Materialise, Readdle, Innovecs, ELEKS, Daxx, WeSoftYou, Levi9, Beetroot, and EVO.

Currently, the company released a beta version of the product, the raised funds will be spent to develop a full-fledged service on the Ukrainian market, and its adaptation for b2b clients in the U.S. and European markets.

What does Skyworker do?

Skyworker started as an offline career consulting agency, but gradually the team decided to build an IT product online. Now it is a SaaS company providing services in the field of HR and marketing, which helps tech companies to form an online pool of potential job candidates.

Skyworker is the first product that helps IT companies automatically build their own IT candidate communities to speed up the recruitment process. For example, if a company’s main stack is Python and React, then on Skyworker, it gets pipelines of relevant candidates in these areas, functionality for automated relationship building with these people, and analytics that recommends the most loyal and suitable candidates at the moment of the vacancy opening.

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