Genesys Talent LLC Raises $2.1 Million in First Round of Funding
HOUSTON, TX, August 24, 2016 — Genesys Talent LLC (Genesys), a Houston based innovator in the talent acquisition technology and services space, announced today the closing of $2.1 million in seed round funding. Genesys plans to use the capital in growing the Genesys team, investing in additional technology development, and enhancing existing Talent Cloud technologies and processes. Twelve investors including undisclosed angel investors and Genesys employees were the source for this first round of funding.
Using a combination of patent pending processes and web technology, Genesys creates and curates communities of top talent with specific skills and experience aligned to customer demand. These Talent Clouds can then be presented to the enterprise’s hiring managers for review, selection, and engagement via mobile responsive portals. As opposed to existing Freelancer Management Systems (FMS) and traditional talent community solutions, Genesys’ technology-enabled human Talent Curation layer is a critical value driver in terms of both outcomes and experience for both the job consumer and job creator. Also unique to Genesys, is its focus on longer term contract assignments and full-time hiring across the complete spectrum of skills, disciplines, and industries.
“Ultimately, our mission is to give our talent a superior experience that offers them the mobility they increasingly desire – between organizations, roles, and geographies.” said Rick Roberts, President and Founder of Genesys. “We believe that by focusing on the needs of the talent first, we will by definition create a superior pathway for enterprises to find the right people when and where they need them.”
Genesys has established formal strategic partnerships with numerous industry players such as Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and workforce program Managed Service Providers (MSP). The company will continue to look for opportunities to creatively partner with innovative ecosystem participants in ways that will improve its talent’s experiences and help shorten the path between those seeking talent and those seeking work.
With a growing customer base of household name Fortune 1000 companies, Genesys’ unique ability to deliver speed, quality, and savings simultaneously has resulted in rapid acceptance by the marketplace. “Now, the investor community has provided us with additional validation as well as the capital to further execute to our vision.” said Michael T. Willis, Chairman of the Genesys board and majority investor.
Genesys is a Talent Cloud innovator focused on providing exceptional experiences for our curated talent resources as well as enterprise companies seeking accelerated and broader access to an ever-expanding talent spectrum. Genesys is focused on driving efficiency and lowering cost over that of traditional sources. By combining a suite of job consumer and job creator facing technologies with patent pending processes, Genesys creates more efficient pathways between talent and enterprise companies. Functioning as a true solutions partner, Genesys works with companies to deliver strategically aligned Talent Clouds that represent a new dimension of talent strategy optimization. To learn more about Genesys, visit www.genesystalent.com.
David Cooper – EVP, Strategy
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