Welcome to the Jungle, the leading French employer branding and recruitment platform, has announced the acquisition of London-based Otta, the candidate-first job search platform.
Through this acquisition, Welcome to the Jungle will create the leading candidate-centric job search experience across Europe and the USA and deliver the best offering to its clients and candidates.
As of today, the Otta brand will continue to operate, working with some of the world’s leading brands and almost two million job seekers across the UK, USA and EU as the go-to tech and startups jobs platform. Otta co-founders, Sam Franklin, Theo Margolius and Xav Kearney will remain part of the organisation.
The strategic investment to acquire Otta will further catapult Welcome to the Jungle as the preeminent employer branding solution. By leveraging their combined expertise in employer branding, job search and candidate sourcing solutions, Welcome to the Jungle is building the leading platform to help candidates and companies find each other faster and more efficiently.
Welcome to the Jungle currently works to increase the visibility of 5,500 businesses to almost three million active workers across France and Czech Republic by enhancing their employer brand and enabling them to offer a seamless recruitment experience to their candidates and recruiters.
The business which launched in 2015 employs more than 300 people and announced its Series C fundraise of $54m in early 2023 with participation from Cipio, Blisce and Revaia, among others.
I’m thrilled that Otta is joining Welcome to the Jungle. We both uniquely believe in a future of work based on the power of matching and share the same DNA that disrupts market conventions, from our branding to our obsession for helping people find meaning through their work. I can’t wait to build the best of employer branding and sourcing solutions and make a very compelling and unique offer for our clients - Jérémy Clédat, co-founder
and CEO at Welcome to the Jungle
We started Otta in 2019 to make job search less soul-crushing, and build an incredible candidate-first product. We’ve delivered a lot of impact so far, including 6M applications made on Otta in 2023 sent to 10,000 companies. I’m excited for our future within Welcome to the Jungle. We think it’s
a great combination culturally, and we share a common mission to build a better future for job seekers - Sam Franklin, co-founder and CEO at Otta
About Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle is the job market expert. It offers companies innovative solutions to grow their employer brand and boost attractiveness.
• The Welcome to the Jungle platform lets job-seekers explore the working world and find the most exciting opportunities. It all happens thanks to rich content on thousands of companies and the most immersive experience on the market through access to tens of thousands of job offers.
• With Welcome to the Jungle solutions, businesses showcase their employer brand to candidates, plus an ATS tool making the hiring experience quick and easy.
• Over 5,500 customers
• Close to 3 million unique monthly visitors on the platform
• €80 million in funding raised from Cipio Partners, blisce/, Revaia, XAnge, BPI, SGPA, Financière • Saint James, MAIF Avenir and Kima Ventures
• More than 300 employees
• 2 offices in Europe (Paris, Prague)
Otta is the better way to find a job in tech. Designed for job seekers, Otta’s matching technology pairs its 1.7M users with relevant roles based on personal preferences, skill sets and values. By adding useful insights to each job - diversity, salary, unbiased reviews and ‘Otta’s Take’ on the industry — candidates have all the information they need to find a fulfilling role. Otta lists jobs in the US, UK and Europe as well as remote opportunities. While the focus right now is on technology companies, longer term, Otta is set to become home to jobs at all the best companies.
Otta was founded in 2019 by Sam Franklin (CEO), Theo Margolius (COO) and Xav Kearney (CTO).