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Washington’s Talent Tech Startup Localized Scores $1.2 Million, Services Now Live in MENA

Localized unlocks educated talent for global companies that are seeking to grow their brands and hire fresh talent.

US-based talent tech recruitment platform Localized has closed a seed investment round of $1.2 million led by a variety of undisclosed institutional and angel investors, including Dubai Angel Investors and Jordan’s Beyond Capital. The platform, which is live in the Middle East and North Africa in over 54 career centres and student organisations, aims to connect top university student and alumni with industry experts and potential employers in emerging markets.

“Localized enables access to universities in emerging markets starting with the MENA region, where 60% of the population is under the age of 30,” says Heather Henyon, board member of Dubai Angel Investors and Next Wave Impact.

In an attempt to improve the global staffing market, especially in emerging markets, Localized unlocks educated talent for global companies that are seeking to grow their brands on a world scale and hire fresh talent as they expand. Localized is headquartered in Washington DC, with team members working all over the globe from New York, San Francisco, to Ramallah, Cairo, Amman, Bangalore, as they plan to dominate regional markets.

Established in June 2017, Localized allows university recruits and business-focused universities to seek potential talent through a digitised process while students get informative insights from professionals who share a common interest.

We are very excited to take part in Localized’s journey and hope that we will be able to contribute to its growth and success,” comments Tamer AlSalah, Managing Director at Amman’s Beyond Capital.


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