We are excited to announce that Mesh Community has acquired The Hub, the largest recruitment platform for startups in the Nordics. In 2020 we shifted gears and introduced a new strategy that focuses on four areas that matter the most to startups – spaces, networking, funding and talent. When we acquired Startupmatcher, Norway’s leading recruitment platform in 2021, it marked the first step in talent. With this new acquisition we can offer a talent platform that has a deep and broad presence in all Nordic countries.
The Hub & Startupmatcher
The Hub has been on our radar for a very long time. Danske Bank started The Hub seven years ago and since its inception the platform has listed 10,000 startups, connected over one million candidates with growth companies and has expanded in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. We realized that Danske Bank wanted to focus on its core offerings as The Hub had fulfilled Danske Bank’s goal and grown to be the largest recruitment platform in the Nordics.
“The Hub is a fantastic service, and being able to combine that with our Startupmatcher platform, allows us to offer a complete Nordic recruitment platform. It’s a great opportunity to expand faster and further into the Nordics,” says CEO and co-founder of Mesh Anders Mjåset.
What does this mean for our members and community?
Our team spent the last few months developing and testing new features to improve our services and migrate our Startupmatcher users onto The Hub, which will continue to be the brand name of our talent platform. With the new and revamped platform, candidates will be able to find their dream jobs and startups can reach their full potential!
To support both we will offer:
- A free option on The Hub to support all startups and talent
- Offer advanced services and paid options for growth startups
- Revamped platform with 100% focus on recruitment
“By keeping our product free we will continue supporting entrepreneurs and startups of different shapes and sizes. But we also understand first-hand how important it is for a startup to find the right candidate, as it has immeasurable impact on the company and its growth,” says Thomas Sveum, CEO of The Hub. “Growth startups and larger scale-ups are willing to pay for quality services to maximize the probability of finding the right candidate and this has not been possible through The Hub until now. That’s why I’m very excited that we’re introducing new services to the platform that will ensure the right hires for the right teams.”
Starting today you will have three options on The Hub. Basic will continue to be free and you can continue posting your job listings. Pro allows you to promote your listing in a variety of tested channels to get 3x the amount of applicants. Lastly, Headhunter allows you to promote your listing to get 10x the amount of applicants, and you get a hands-on dedicated recruiter who has access to our exclusive talent pool of 350k+ talent profiles.
Boosting the Nordic Talent Pool
Hiring the right candidate is key, and we want to help startups get the best talent to help their growth. We look forward to fuelling the next wave of Nordic entrepreneurship and seeing innovative, creative companies grow in the Nordics. Stay tuned for updates and iterations!