HiPeople raises $3M in a seed round for its reference checks product

Berlin-based HiPeople has closed a $3 million seed round led by Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire with participation from Capnamic Ventures and Cherry Ventures, TechCrunch reports.


HiPeople is HRtech that enables companies to collect in-depth candidate reference checks without any additional manual work. As the founders of the startup Jakob Gillmann and Sebastian Schüller describe, “HiPeople is in the talent insights business.” According to them, by automatically collecting and analyzing candidates’ talent data including skills, teamwork style, or work values, HiPeople is aimed to make the hiring process easier, less time-consuming, and more effective.

The raised capital will be allocated to further growth of the startup to enable more recruiters to hire remotely. Also, HiPeople will continue working on a candidate analytics platform. 

Earlier this week, another Germany’s HRtech Personio, which offers cloud-based HR management and recruiting solutions and software, has closed a $125 million Series D round.